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Country Music: The Pathfinders on Decca ….

The 1920’s and 1930’s & Early 1940’s – Before the Advent of the Record Charts

Decca Records has it’s roots in Great Britain – established in 1929.  The label established a U.S. presence in 1934.  In 1937 the British connection was broken.  Decca recorded a wide variety of music but in 1934 a country and western line was launched when The Sons of the Pioneers, Stuart Hamblen and Frank Luther were brought on board.

For there on, the sky was the limit as Decca soared into the 1950’s and 1960’s with many country notables and great chart success.

Selected Original Country Discography – 1920’s/1930’s/1940’s (to 1943)

The Bar-X Cowboys – Decca – 1938

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Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers – Decca – 1937

Smiley Brunette – Decca – 1939

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The Carter Family – Decca – 1936

Joe Daniels and His Hot Shots – Decca – 1938

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Denver Darling and His Texas Cowhands – Decca – 1942

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Rufe Davis – Decca – 1940

(Actor/Singer)

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Eddie Dean – Decca – 1942

The Delmore Brothers – Decca – 1940

The (New) Dixie Demons – Decca – 1935

Bob Dunn’s Vagabonds – Decca – 1939

Dave Edwards & His Alabama Boys – Decca – 1938

Red Foley – Decca – 1936

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Rex Griffin – Decca – 1939

Leaford Hall and His Texas Vagabonds – Decca – 1942

Lois Hodnet – Decca – 1940

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Hugh and Shug’s Radio Pals – Decca – 1937

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Jack and Leslie – Decca – 1938

Buddy Jones & Jimmie Davis – Decca – 1935

Zora Layman and the Home Towners – Decca – 1939

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Leon’s Lone Star Cowboys – Decca – 1936

Frank Luther and Zora Layman – Decca – 1934

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Dickie McBride – Decca – 1939

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Clayton McMichen’s Georgia Wildcats – Decca – 1938

The Milo Twins – Decca – 1939

Patsy Montana – Decca – 1941

Buck Nation – Decca – 1935

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Tex Owens – Decca – 1936

Panhandle Pete – Decca – 1939

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Pappy, Zeke, Ezra and Elton – Decca – 1935

Riley Puckett – Decca – 1937

Riley Puckett and Red Jones – Decca – 1938

The Ramblers – Decca – 1939

The Ranch Boys – Decca – 1934

Red River Dave – Decca – 1940

(Dave McEnery)

The Rice Brothers Gang – Decca – 1938

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Tex Ritter – Decca – 1936

Dick Robertson – Decca – 1940

The Rodik Twins – Decca – 1943

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Roy Rogers – Decca – 1940

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Leon Selph’s Blue Ridge Playboys – Decca – 1939

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Leon’s Lone Star Cowboys – Decca – 1939

(Same as “Lone Star Cowboys – with Leon Chappelear/”Pappy” Selph)

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The Shelton Brothers – Decca – 19

Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets – Decca – 1942

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Leo Soileau – Decca – 1936

The Sons of the Pioneers – Decca – 1934

Sons of the West – Decca – 1938

(Leader Billy Briggs shown)

The Sophisticats – Decca – 1940

Texas Ruby and Zeke – Decca – 1937

The Texas Rangers – Decca – 1935

Floyd Tillman – Decca – 1939

Floyd Tillman & His Favorite Playboys – Decca – 1941

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Ernest Tubb – Decca – 1940

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Jimmy Wakely and His Rough Riders – Decca – 1940

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Cindy Walker – Decca – 1941

Johnny Lee Wills and His Boys – Decca – 1941

The York Brothers – Decca – 1941

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