Skeets McDonald

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Enos William McDonald, 1 October 1915, Greenway, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 March 1968. The youngest of seven children of a poor cotton picking family, influenced by Jimmie Rodgers’ recordings, he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 12. (He gained his nickname as a boy, because of trouble with mosquitoes, which he always called ‘skeets’). By 1935, he was in Detroit singing with the Lonesome Cowboys, before organizing his own band, which played local clubs and on radio at Flint... Read more

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