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Curly Rhodes

September 19, 1975 OH153 87 min.


Country performer and comedian. Career active 1930s-1950s. Real name: Oral V. Rhodes. Worked with bands led by Pee Wee King, and Roy Acuff. Later worked for Cedarwood Publishing Company as a song promoter.

Interview Summary

1975 September 19
(1 hour, 27 minutes)
Curly Rhodes talks about his career in country music during the 1930s-1950s. Discussion includes his musical background; working with Pee Wee King; working with Roy Acuff; his association with Cedarwood Publishing Company; working with Mel Tillis; changes in country music; his experiences during World War II; and memories from his years as a traveling entertainer.

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