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Jim Boyd

September 6, 1975 OH17 93 min.


Country musician. Born September 28, 1914. Died March 11, 1993. Career most active 1930s-1950s. Guitarist and singer. Worked with several notable bands, including Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers, Roy Newman’s band, and the Light Crust Doughboys. With his own band, Jim Boyd & His Men of the West, he recorded for RCA 1949-1951.

Interview Summary

1975 September 6
(1 hour, 33 minutes)
Musician Jim Boyd talks about his career in music. Discussion includes a brief family history and early musical influences; early radio performances; the start of his professional career; his early recording sessions; working with Roy Newman & His Boys; joining the Light Crust Doughboys; working with Governor W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel; working with his brother, Bill Boyd; signing with RCA Victor; experiences working as Jim Boyd & the Men of the West; and comments on his business ventures.

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