Biography of Happy Hank (Marc Williams), cowboy singer and host of syndicated radio shows for children during the 1940s, who lived in Detroit for many years.
On May 26, 2014, Craig Maki and Keith Cady visited with Georgie Davis. Here are highlights from their conversation.
Past and present views of UAW hall 12101 Mack Avenue, Detroit, the home of Casey Clark's Lazy Ranch Boys.
During the 1940s, one of the best-known voices of Detroit radio was the mellow baritone of John “Smilin’ Red” Maxedon. He sang cowboy songs with reassuring ease over WJBK and WJR stations every day. In 1946 he began cutting records for the Detroit-based Arcadia company.
During the 1940s, one of the best-known voices of Detroit radio was the mellow baritone of western singer John “Smilin’ Red” Maxedon. For several years, WJR radio’s clear channel 50,000-watt broadcast Maxedon's melodies every day.
In 1952 Betty Jack Davis and friend Mary Frances "Skeeter" Penick moved to Detroit at the invitation of bandleader Casey Clark. Here is an update of their Detroit recording session details.