Tommy Blake


Dear Alton and Margaret,

Here are some pictures showing Buddy Blake I don't remember to have sent to you.

Carl Adams and Ed Dettenheim, Tommy Blake's sidemen, attended Northwest Louisiana Tech College like did The Tunes. It is interesting to note about Tommy Blake's first release " Koolit"/"If I am a Fool" being on Buddy 107 and recorded early 1956 with Sonny Trammel on steel and Dobber Johnson on fiddle. Don Holt has himself had his first release around late 1955 on Buddy 102, a record label located in Marshall, TX, owned by A.T. Young. A.T. Young was also the show manager for the Saturday Night Marshall Jamboree ran from the City Hall and broadcasted over KMHT radio. He named his label from his son's name. Backed by The Ranch Boys, Don Holt goes on two of his own songs, "My Baby Still Loves Me", a fine and solid boppin' tune, and "Let Me Love You", a ballad. It seems that records was only issued on 78 rpm.

Enjoy these pictures and have a nice trip back in the old days.

Your friend always.