Personalities | Stuart Hamblin | West Coast Scene | Country

(Vocals, songwriter, 1908–89)

An early West Coast mover and shaker, Stuart Hamblin was the first cowboy singer to be heard on Los Angeles radio, appearing on KFI as ‘Cowboy Joe’. After a brief spell with the Beverly Hill Billies, he began a 20-year run on his own Lucky Stars show (KFWB) in 1932. Two years later he became the first West Coast artist to be signed to Decca. A prolific songwriter, his biggest successes included ‘Remember Me’ and ‘This Ole House’, before moving into gospel music during his latter years following a conversion by the Rev. Billy Graham.

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


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