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  • Feb 1, 1928
    Harry Stone becomes a staff announcer for WSM-AM in Nashville. He will eventually take over as general manager of the Grand Ole Opry
    Feb 3, 1928
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas)" and the flip side, "Away On The Mountain"
    Feb 3, 1928
    Blues musician Tommy Johnson records "Cool Drink Of Water Blues" in Memphis. It gets listed among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Feb 6, 1928
    Bascom Lunsford records the original version of "Mountain Dew" plus "I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground" in Ashland, Kentucky
    Feb 14, 1928
    Jimmie Rodgers records "The Brakeman's Blues," "Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea," "The Sailor's Plea" and "Treasures Untold" in Camden, New Jersey
    Feb 14, 1928
    Bluesman Mississippi John Hurt records "Frankie" in Memphis, Tennessee. The song pre-dates Jimmie Rodgers' recording of "Frankie And Johnny" and another version by Memphis' Elvis Presley
    Feb 15, 1928
    Jimmie Rodgers records "In The Jailhouse Now," "Blue Yodel No. 2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)," "Memphis Yodel" and "Yodel No. 3 (Evening Sun Yodel)" at the Victor Studio in Camden, New Jersey
    Feb 21, 1928
    Jimmie Rodgers records "Any Old Time" and "Desert Blues" at the Victor Studios in New York City
    Feb 24, 1928
    Roy Van Hoy is born in Roanoke, Virginia. He's the father of songwriter Rafe Van Hoy, whose credits include "Golden Ring," "Baby I Lied" and "What's Forever For"
    Feb 26, 1928
    Antoine "Fats" Domino is born in New Orleans. The R&B singer finds success in country music as a songwriter when Hank Williams Jr. records "Ain't That A Shame"

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