Personalities | Roy Newman | Cowboys & Playboys | Country

(Piano, bandleader 1899–1981)

Roy Newman And His Boys was one of the most distinctive pre-war western-swing bands. Based out of Dallas radio station WRR, pianist Newman was even more heavily pop, jazz and blues-influenced than most contemporaries. The band owed its instantly recognizable sound largely to idiosyncratic clarinetist Holly Horton. Other key band members included fiddlers Cecil Brower and Carroll Hubbard, steel guitarist Bob Dunn and guitarists-vocalists Jim Boyd, Gene Sullivan and Earl Brown.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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