Personalities | Jules Verne Allen | Cowboys & Playboys | Country
(Guitar, vocals, 1883–1945)
Jules Verne Allen was significant among early singing cowboys in that he had actually been a working cowboy. After years of trail driving he became a professional cowboy singer in an era when such a thing scarcely existed. In addition to radio, he recorded 24 sides for Victor during 1928–29. In 1933–34, he led a cowboy band in San Antonio that included several future western-swing stalwarts, but he soon faded from the scene.
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