Red River Dave

Red River Dave McEnery (born David Largus McEnery) (December 15, 1914 – January 15, 2002) was an American artist, musician, and writer of topical songs. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He got the nickname "Red River Dave" because he enjoyed singing "Red River Valley" in high school. He was the leader of The Swift Cowboys.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15th, 1914 (San Antonio), Died January 15th, 2002

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, narrator, composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 26-27 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 9171 8/30/1955 Promises Red River Dave vocalist, narrator  
Decca NA 9172 8/30/1955 Oh, oh, oh how I love you Red River Dave vocalist, narrator  
(Results 26-27 of 27 records)


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