Dusty has been a professional
musician from the age of seven. He is a WWII veteran and after V.J. Day,
was instrumental in forming the Ernie Pyle Band for General Douglas MacArthur.
Upon his return to the U.S., Dusty became one of the original members
of the legendary Whippoorwills, Roy Rogers' backup band during the late
forties and the fifties. Dusty plays bass on Roy Rogers' original recording
of Happy Trails and he is "Dusty" on Roy's radio show.
His long and illustrious recording career includes sessions with such
diverse artists as Gene Autry, Marty Robbins, Merle Travis, Jim Reeves,
Johnny Horton, Barney Kessel, Edie Gorme and Nat King Cole, to name a
few. Dusty has also worked in movies with Bob Hope, Red Skelton and Mel
Brooks and provided the singing voice for Burt Lancaster in the academy
award-winning film From Here to Eternity.
Recorded with (incomplete):
Roy Rogers, Merle Travis, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Gene Autry, Edie
Gorme, Nat King Cole, Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, The Whippoorwills,
Ferlin Huskey, Faron Young, Tex Ritter, Lefty Frizzel, Gene Austin, Little
Films (incomplete): Son of Paleface, Mel Brooks' Silent Movie
of the finest organizations I've ever heard"
Hear Dusty Sing with The Whippoorwills!
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Recordings Featuring Dusty
With Jim Reeves
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Whippoorwills in the studio in 1950
Fifties Roy Rogers Tour
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