Friday, June 22, 2012

LEON'S LONE STAR COWBOYS – I'm Serving Days (Decca, 1937)

Announcing a new post over at the Shreveport Songs blog...

A resident of Shreveport from the 1910s to the 1960s, the life of Leon Chappelear included both dismal tragedies as well as fortuitous connections   The high points involve playing in popular band responsible for sizable hits in the 1930s (“Deep Elm Blues” and “Just Because” -- the latter covered by other musicians including Elvis Presley in 1954) and playing guitar on Jimmie Davis’s first recording of “You Are My Sunshine.”  The low points include a debilitating car wreck and suicide.

For the rest of the story about musician Leon Chappelear and audio from "I'm Serving Days" see:

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