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Larry Black

January 31, 1989 OHC30 120 min.


Guitarist. Born July 16, 1936. Dance hall and radio performer in California. Career most active during the 1950s and 1960s.

Interview Summary

1989 January 31
(2 hours)
Performer Larry Black talks about the California country music scene during the 1950s. Discussion includes his early musical influences; working with different bands, including the Double H Boys and Shorty Joe (Quartuccio) & the Red Rock Canyon Cowboys; performing on local television; the guitar style of Thumbs Carllile; different venues he performed at; comments on performances by George Jones and Lefty Frizzell; meeting Hank Williams; his band, the West Coast All Stars; acting as his own booking agent; and comments on why dance halls faded out.

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