Vernon Toby Reese

Born: May 1909 Attalla, AL

Died: June 1971

Country Comedy, Vocal, Guitar Ernest Tubb

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

...Griffin recorded for Decca through 1939, after which time he was dropped due to slacking record sales. He rejoined the band of Billie Walker and Her Texas Cowboys in 1940, having previously played with them in the middle of the 1930s. He played with his own Melody Boys in Alabama not long after, which featured musicians, Vernon "Toby" Reese, Chester Studdard and Ray "Kemo" Head who later played with Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours. In 1941, his mother died, and he moved on to Dallas, working at radio station KRLD until 1943; from there he moved to Chicago. In 1944 he recorded again for Decca on a series of transcription discs, which were never commercially issued by Decca. His last recordings followed in 1946 on King Records out of Cincinnati. Griffin sold many of his songs with no credit or recognition and collaborated on many without recognition. One collaboration was, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"....

Source: Rex Griffin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

...Tubb joined the Grand Ole Opry in February 1943 and put together his band, the Texas Troubadours.[3] Tubb's first band members were from Gadsden, Alabama. They were, Vernon "Toby" Reese, Chester Studdard, and Ray "Kemo" Head. He remained a regular on the radio show for four decades, and hosted his own Midnight Jamboree radio show each Saturday night after the Opry. Tubb headlined the first Grand Ole Opry show presented in Carnegie Hall in New York City in September 1947....

Source: Ernest Tubb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

...Tubb joined the Grand Ole Opry in February 1943 and put together his band, the Texas Troubadours. [ 3 ] Tubb's first band members were from Gadsden, Alabama. They were, Vernon "Toby" Reese, Chester Studdard, and Ray "Kemo" Head. He remained a regular on the radio show for four decades, and hosted his own Midnight Jamboree radio show each Saturday night after the Opry. Tubb headlined the first Grand Ole Opry show presented in Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1947. In 1965 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and, in 1970, Tubb was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. [ 4 ] [ 5 ]...

 

[4]^ Country Music Association Hall of Fame list of members. Retrieved January 9, 2010.

[5]^ Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame entry for Ernest Tubb. Retrieved January 9, 2010.

Source: Ernest Tubb

 

 

Hi Jennifer, this is a long shot..I had and Uncle named Vernon Reese. I was told he played with the grand ole oprey..and we called him uncle Toby..He was married to a woman named Virginia and had about 12 Kids..The one child that comes to mind is Toby Jean, I really didn't know the others very well..They lived in Gadsden Alabama....Are they relatives of yours...I have just begun to research my family and need help...Please email me back...Thanks Jan

Source: alabama reeses - Reese - Family History & Genealogy Message Board - Ancestry.com

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