1940s VOGUE PICTURE RECORD R736 – THE DOWN HOMERS – Western Hillbilly


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For sale is a 1940s VOGUE PICTURE RECORD No R736 featuring the songs “Out Where the West Winds Blow” by KENNY ROBERTS and “Who’s Gonna Kiss You When I’m Gone” by THE DOWN HOMERS. This 10 inch diameter 78 rpm record is in excellent condition. Record has top notch artist illustrations. A great western and music collectible.
Vogue picture records are phonograph records on the “Vogue” label which have a picture (an artist’s illustration) embedded in the transparent vinyl of the record. Vogue picture records were produced by Sav-Way Industries of Detroit, Michigan. The first 10-inch Vogue picture record (catalog number R707) was released to the public in May 1946. Production ceased less than a year later in April 1947, with Sav-Way entering into receivership in August 1947. During this time, approximately seventy-four different 10-inch Vogue picture records were released.

The Down Homers was organized in 1935 by Shorty Cook and Guy Campbell to pay “Hillbilly Music”. Guy Campbell came from the Blue Hills of Virginia. Later on, his family moved to Oklahoma. His dad was a classical violinist and that was an early influence on Guy, but he liked the songs of the range so much, that he dropped his classical music in favor of the country music he loved. In addition to playing the fiddle for the Down Homers, he played the guitar and bass and was the third man in the trio numbers.

Charles James Shavers, (August 3, 1920 – July 8, 1971, was an American swing era jazz trumpeter who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, and Billie Holiday.

Kenny Roberts was an American country music singer. He was born George S. Kingsbury Jr. in Lenoir City, Tennessee, but raised on a farm outside of Greenfield, Massachusetts. He is best known for his recordings of “I Never See Maggie Alone” and was a member of The Down Homers with Bill Haley. 

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 1 in