b. 30 December 1927, Willow Springs, Missouri, USA, d. 22 July 2001, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Working in country music for many years Ferguson was known as a performer and, most notably, as a songwriter. He recorded several solo sides for Challenge Records and Columbia Records, and also appeared with his band, the Scalawagers. He composed many of the songs in his repertoire, sometimes using the name Bob Miller. Among Ferguson’s recordings, several of which are accounts of current conditions and news items, are ‘I Wish I Was Single Again’, ‘Wild Bill Jones’, ‘Railroad Daddy’, ‘Thrills That I Can’t Forget’, ‘Eleven Cent Cotton, Forty Cent Meat’, ‘Anna May’, ‘Clover Blossoms’, ‘Keep On Keeping On’, ‘The Carroll County Accident’, ‘The Farmer’s Letter To The President’, ‘They’re Hanging Old ...
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