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Ozie Waters
and The Colorado Hillbillies
Born:  December 8, 1903
Died:  March 10, 1979
KGU Honolulu, HI
KHJ Hollywood, CA
KMBC Kansas City, MO
KMPC Los Angeles, CA
KNX Hollywood, CA
KOA Denver, CO
KPRC Houston, TX

About The Artist

Ozie Waters was born on a farm in Fulton, Missouri. When World War II came along he decided to join the U.S. Navy and see the world and his first stop was Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. While there, he made his first radio appearance over the local KGU station, just playing his guitar and singing. While in the service, he played with his band, the Colorado Rangers. Their entertainment brought them citations from the government.

The folks in Honolulu must have liked what they heard for after his tour of duty in the armed forces, they asked him back to do some commercial shows.

He started off singing on a radio station and his career grew to include being a popular singing cowboy and movie picture star. In 1950, he was recording for the Coral record label. His debut on the label were two self-penned tunes, "Iron Horse" and "Father Time Is Knocking At My Door".

Ozie had appeared in 16 pictures by 1950 with Columbia and United Artists. One was "Riders Of the Black Mesa" as part of the Durango Kid series for Columbia. Later on, he saw those movies being re-released for television, especially those he made with Hopalong Cassidy.

Ozie also wrote a few tunes, including such songs as:

  • There'll Be a Rodeo In Tokyo and A Roundup In Old Berlin
  • Tie A Saddle String Around Your Troubles
  • Kiss Your Mommy Goodnight
  • If Memories Were Money

By 1950, Ozie had a wife named Evangeline and they had two daughters, Darlene and Melody Kathleen.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 9, December 1950, Charlton Publishing Corp., Derby, CT.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Capitol Rodeo Series
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  208 A Don't Sweetheart Me
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  64047 A Father Time Is Knocking At My Door
  64047 B Iron Horse
  64050 A Give Me Wings To Fly
  64050 B Old Man Atom (A Talking Atomic Blues)
  64060 A If Memories Were Money
  64060 B If We Had It To Do All Over Again
  64067 A My Dearest, My Darling
  64067 B Silver Dew On The Blue Grass Tonight
  64069 A It Is No Secret (w/The Kentones)
  64069 B The Place Where I Worship (w/The Kentones)
  64083 A The Attitude Of Doin' Right
  64083 B Don't Ever Change A Picture On The Wall
  64091 A My Angel
  64091 B That Old Gang Of Mine

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