Date: 1989 January 31
Length: 120 min.
Call Number: OHC30
Larry Black Bio:
Guitarist. Born July 16, 1936. Dance hall and radio performer in California. Career most active during the 1950s and 1960s.
Oral History Interview Summary
1989 January 31
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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