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Chick Mooris


Cincinnati, late 1940s- late 1970s

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Another member of Cincinnati's 1950s country/rockabilly circle was Harlan "Chick" Morris. He was a member of the Midwestern Hayride group that had a long running and influential show on WLW TV and radio. 

Chick was the leader of his self-named trio, who played for nearly 20 years around the area. He was born in Florence, KY and was playing around Cincinnati after World War II. Eventually he made to the cast of the Hayride and stayed there for many years. 

He recorded a 45 in 1956 for Lee records, doing covers of the folk standard "Greenback Dollar" and more rockin' "Rattlesnake Daddy From Tennessee", a retitled version of "Rattlesnakin' Daddy" recorded by Hankshaw Hawkins a few years earlier. 

Chick was still actively performing through the 1970s. He passed away in 1999.

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Discography:
Greenback Dollar / Rattlesnake Daddy From Tennessee  - Lee 503, 1956