Happy New Year! This month’s pinup girl comes from the January 1950 edition of Esquire, and was beautifully created by the legendary Al Moore — who, in addition to being an amazing artist, played in the NFL for his hometown Chicago Bears.
John Stephen McSwain — known to his family and friends as “Steve” — was born back in March 1915 on a farm in the Central Valley town of Plainsburg, located pretty much in the heart of California. Steve would grow up, change his stage name to Dude Martin, and became a Western Music entrepreneur, performing with… Continue reading Dude Martin
Well, what are the odds? Our pinup for this month is a bubbly gal drawn by Jerry Thompson (a/k/a T.N. Thompson) that was part of the Shaw-Barton Calendar Company’s offering in 1955. The bonus? It just so happens that the dates on the November 1955 calendar correspond exactly to November 2016! IMAGE CREDIT: “Ready To Throw… Continue reading This Month’s Pinup Girl
A USGS map of the greater Banta area from a couple of years ago…
Around about the same time that he was working on becoming one of the greatest legends in American music history, Willie Nelson was also gainfully employed behind the microphone as a disc jockey for several Country radio stations, spinning records during the day, then singing his own tunes at night. As recounted in his must-read… Continue reading Willie Nelson, Disc Jockey
Just added to the KWPX Cowpoke Corral of Country Classics is the 1959 recording of “Gotta Travel On” by local legends Rose and Cal Maddox, backed by the fabulous Black Jack Wayne Band. Rose and Cal are part of the Alabama-born, Modesto-based Maddox Brothers & Rose, known far and wide as “The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band… Continue reading New On The Cowpoke: “Gotta Travel On”
Freeman Elliott’s “Now … Keep Your Eyes On The Rope.”