Doug Bragg, Texas hillbilly bop and Rock and roll (1955-1959)

Douglas Clifton Bragg was born on April 13, 1928, in the small East Texas town of Gilmer. He was among four children born to Bonnie and James Claudie Bragg. He attended Gilmer public schools and developed an interest in music during his teen years. He started performing in and around Tyler during the late 1940’s. His first marriage produced five children, all of whom were boys. By the early 1950’s Doug was appearing on the Big « D » Jamboree and working days as a meat cutter. (suite…)

Daffan Records (1955-1958)

DAFFAN records (1955-1958) (from Kevin Coffey’s notes to “The Daffan Records  story”, Bear Family BCD 15878, 1995)

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Ted Daffan

Ted Daffan was at a crossroads both in his life and his career in the fall of 1955. (suite…)