"DUDE" MARTIN'S FOLIO OF ORIGINAL SONGS OF THE PLAINS: No. 1.
Portland, Oregon: American Music, 1939. First Edition. Softcover. pp: 31, (30; three illustrations from photographs. Contains a page of autobiography, along with words and music to 20 songs, five of them written or co-written by Duke Martin. Titles include: Old Worn Out Saddle; Yodel Mountain; Why Cowboys Sing; Yodeling Memories; Night Herder's Lullaby; Mockin' Bird Yodel; and 14 more. In the original pictorial covers, 12" x 9". Faint stain at bottom of back cover. Very Good. Item #041429
"Dude" Martin, born John Steven McSwain in California in 1915, began his career in high school as leader of The Nevada Nite Herders. By 1939, his western-swing band had grown to 10 members, renamed Dude Martin's Roundup Gang. Martin is a member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.