b. 7 September 1901, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA, d. 16 March 1987, USA. Playing guitar and harmonica and singing, Dudgeon was active from the 20s. He worked with various acts and appeared on radio on Wheeling Jamboree. Popular with fans of early country music, Dudgeon, who remained active into the 50s, was known as the West Virginia Mountain Boy. Among the songs in his repertoire were ‘I Hate To Be Called A Hobo’, ‘Atlanta Bound’, ‘Sweet Betsy From Pike’, ‘When It’s Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley’, ‘The Crime I Didn’t Do’, ‘The Rattler’ and a version of ‘Eleven More Months And Ten More Days’.
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