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Ken Maynard { Cowboy } 78's

Kenneth Olin "Ken" Maynard (July 21, 1895 – March 23, 1973)
was an American motion picture stuntman and actor.

America's first singing cowboy, Ken Maynard starred in over 300 films and though his recorded legacy is far less overwhelming, he did appear on several sides for Columbia. Born in tiny Vevay, Indiana (he later claimed a Texas birthplace), Maynard was a rodeo champion and trick rider for both Buffalo Bill and the Ringling Brothers Wild West shows. He came to Hollywood in 1923 and became popular quite soon, appearing in more than 20 films by the end of the decade. By 1929, Maynard became the first cowboy crooner (on 1929's The Wagon Master), and he entered Columbia studios in Los Angeles one year later to record eight sides, including several from his recent films. Though he never entered a recording studio again, Maynard remained popular in the film world, winning the top moneymaker award for Westerns in 1936 and 1937 (the first two years the poll was taken). He taught John Wayne the art of stunts, and also provided for Gene Autry's film debut with 1934's In Old Santa Fe. By the end of the '30s however, Maynard's popularity decreased. He made a few more films during the mid-'40s, then retired from active moviemaking. Legendary folklorist Harry Smith later included one of Maynard's recordings, "The Lone Star Trail," on his 1952 folksong compendium Anthology of American Folk Music.

14 April 1930  Hollywood, CA – Ken Maynard (The American Boy’s Favorite Cowboy) (Ken Maynard
001 W149830 FANNIE MOORE    unissued
002 W149831-2 THE COWBOY'S LAMENT   Columbia 2310-D
003 W149832-2 THE LONE STAR TRAIL   2310-D/Folkways FA 2953
004 W149833 SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE    unissued
005 W149834 A PRISONER LIFE    unissued
006 W149835 WHEN THE ROUND-UP'S  DONE THIS FALL  unissued
007 W149836 JESSIE JAMES  unissued
008 W149837-2 HOME ON THE RANGE  unissued/CSP P4-15542



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UK Ken Maynard - A Prisoners Life - Test Pressing W 149834-1

Ken Maynard - A Prisoners Life - Test Pressing W 149834-1

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UK Ken Maynard - Fannie Moore - Test Pressing W 149830-2

Ken Maynard - Fannie Moore - Test Pressing W 149830-2

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UK Ken Maynard - Sweet Betsy from Pike - Test Pressing W 149833-2

Ken Maynard - Sweet Betsy from Pike - Test Pressing W 149833-2

Listing a rare collection of One Sided 10 inch Test Pressings  from the 1930's  all are UK Pressings 7472 RARE  78 ...
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UK Ken Maynard - When the round up - Test Pressing W 149835-2

Ken Maynard - When the round up - Test Pressing W 149835-2

Listing a rare collection of One Sided 10 inch Test Pressings  from the 1930's  all are UK Pressings 7472 RARE  78 ...
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