Personalities | The Blue Ridge Playboys | Cowboys & Playboys | Country

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1934–42)

The Blue Ridge Playboys were a key early western-swing band. Based in Houston, they were formed in 1934 and were fronted by fiddler Leon ‘Pappy’ Selph (1914–99). Although Selph remained musically active to his death, the original band broke up soon after the US entry into the Second World War. The Playboys were not particularly influential as a working entity, but importantly served as a training ground for such future stars as Ted Daffan, Floyd Tillman and Moon Mullican.

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


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