Otto Gray And His Cowboy Band - Plant A Watermelon On My Grave / The Terrible Marriage album FLAC
- Performer: Otto Gray And His Cowboy Band
- Title: Plant A Watermelon On My Grave / The Terrible Marriage
- Genre: World
- Formats: MMF MPC TTA VOC WMA WAV APE
- Released: 1929
- Style: Country
- MP3 album: 1775 mb
- FLAC album: 1780 mb
- Rating: 4.9/5
- Votes: 340
Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys. Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys were the first nationally famous cowboy western music band in the United States, and the first cowboy band to appear on the cover of The Billboard (June 6, 1931). Formed in Ripley, Oklahoma in the early 1920s, the band was first known as McGinty's Oklahoma Cowboy Band, for the leader, Billy McGinty, a well-known cowboy, former Rough Rider, and world champion rider with Buffalo Bill's show.
Plant A Watermelon On My Grave". March 12 or 13, 1929. The Terrible Marriage". Billy McGinty & His Cowboy Band Take to the Air" (transcription). Oklahoma Audio Almanac. Oklahoma State University, May 9, 2001. McRill, Leslie A. "Music in Oklahoma by the Billy McGinty Cowboy Band". Chronicles of Oklahoma, (Spring, 1960) 38:1 66-74. Otto Gray's Oklahoma Cowboys. British Archive of Country Music, CD D 139, 2006.
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The Oklahoma Cowboy Band book. The band began in Ripley as Billy McGintyas Cowboy Band and first played over radio station KFRU in Bristow in May 1925. Soon Otto Gray and his wife, Mommie, of Stillwater joined the band, with both performing rope tricks, Mommie singing sad songs, and their son, Owen, performing comedy routines as athe Uke Buster. a Renamed Otto Gray and His Oklahoma Cowboys, the band traveled for a decade to such cities as St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse. Its custom-built Cadillacs drew crowds wherever the band went. By the early 1930s, other acts were copying the bandas cowboy themes and songs, and Otto Grayas lawyers threatened legal action.
Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys: The Country's First Commercial Western Band". Chronicles of Oklahoma, (Winter, 1997–98) 75:4 356-383. "The Story of an Oklahoma Cowboy, William McGinty and His Wife". Chronicles of Oklahoma, (Winter 1956)34:4 432-442.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A||Plant A Watermelon On My Grave
Written By – Booger-Fields
|B||The Terrible Marriage
Written-By – Otto Gray And His Cowboy Band*
- Record Company – The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company
- Banjo [Uncredited] – Wade "Hy" Allen
- Fiddle [Uncredited] – "Chief" Sanders
- Guitar [Uncredited] – Unknown Artist
- Speech [Uncredited] – Unknown Artist
- Vocals, Guitar [Uncredited], Speech [Uncredited] – Owen Gray
NotesBoth sides recorded 12 or 13 March 1929 in Chicago, IL.
Side A matrix no. C-3108-.
Side B matrix no. C-3109-.
Credits, matrix numbers and recording dates reported in Tony Russell "Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942."
Credit roles of fiddle for "Chief" Sanders and banjo for Wade "Hy" Allen are termed "possible." Credit roles of guitar, vocals and speech for Owen Gray are termed "probable."
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): △5327
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): △5327-