Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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ALLEN, Jules Verne

(b Waxahachie, Texas) One of the first singing cowboys, when they were real cowboys and songs were still folk songs. He worked as a cowboy from the Rio Grande to Montana 1893-1907; sang on radio in the 1920s and '30s ("Longhorn Luke' in San Antonio). Some tracks appeard on an out-of-print RCA Vintage series album called Authentic Cowboys and their Western Folksongs.