"Spade Cooley Plays Billy Hill for Dancing" (RCA Victor).
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Spade Cooley King of Western Swing
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Playing the fiddle was as much a part of my life as breathing. I was knee-high to a stump and playing the fiddle, and my daddy played the fiddle and so did my granddad before him. So I came by it naturally, and later on I got it in my head to just flat quit schooling, the idea to be making money because being born poor and staying poor and being satisfied with it wasn't how I saw living out the ...
During his incarceration at the California State Prison in Vacaville, he used to offer hand-made guitars as a prize for the institution's Facility Employees Benefit Association. The contest was to guess the amount of the first day's take in sales from an annual Prison Art Show. One year, because he was tired of all the work it took to create a working guitar, he decided to paint his one-and-only ...
The King of Western Swing