The Many Talents Of Rosalie Allen

At the beginning of her career Rosalie Allen performed as a singing and yodeling cowgirl, a style inspired by earlier stars like Patsy Montana. In fact, her first hit record in 1946 was an update of Patsy's iconic "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart." But before she eventually retired to raise her family she … Continue reading The Many Talents Of Rosalie Allen

Zeke Manners And The Beverly Hillbillies

I couldn't resist including the 'Beverly Hillbillies' in the title of this piece, but I should confess a couple of things. First of all, I'm not referring to the TV show, but rather a Western swing band that actually called itself the Beverly Hill Billies (although some sources do spell it 'Hillbillies'). I should also … Continue reading Zeke Manners And The Beverly Hillbillies