Keeton, Sidney 1984-06-01

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Lubbock musician Sidney Keeton discusses the music scene in Lubbock from the 1920s to the 1960s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sidney Keeton

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 1, 1984

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Kris Fredrikson and Susan Miller

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Playing in New Mexico with Brown Brothers’ Band (1942-1946), Lubbock bands (early 1940s), Drugstore Cowboys, C. A. Rogers, Clyde Perkins, C. A. Rogers and Jack York, Drugstore Cowboys (again), Lubbock bands (late 1940s), Bernard Hicks (late 1940s-1950s), Contemporary Lubbock musicians, Lloyd Maines and Steve Keeton, Filling in for local bands (1940s-1960s), Types of music played (1940s), Popularity of "Western Swing", Involvement in cattle business, Attraction to music, Mother’s musical ability, Early interest and influences, Mother playing for "country dances", Payment, Musical abilities of siblings, Sister, Music reading ability, Parents to Lubbock (1923), Steve Keeton, Experience and abilities, Leslie Stallings, West Texas’ effect on musicians, Influence on contemporary musicians, Depression (1930s), Poverty, Ranch dances.

Tape 1, Side 2: Ranch dances (continued), Background, Born: Lubbock (December 20, 1924), Recent musical involvement, Money earned playing music, Cotton Club (late 1930s), Operation, Bands entertaining, Description, The Hay Loft, Operation, Size, Big Band musicians, Bob Wills, Piano music.

Range Dates: 1923-1984

Bulk Dates: 1930-1984

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