John White (singer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

John I. White (April 12, 1902 – November 26, 1992) [1] was a western music singer. He was born in 1910 and originated from Washington, DC. Working under various stage names, such as the Lone Star Ranger, and the Lonesome Cowboy, he flourished as a performing and recording artist in the 1920s and 1930s. His first recordings were for the American Record Company. He frequently performed covers of songs written by Vernon Dalhart. His most famous recordings in the latter period of his recording career were "Whoopee Ti Yo Yo, Git Along Dogies" and "The Strawberry Roan."[2]

After his musical career he pursued a career in business until his retirement in 1965. During his retirement he researched into American western music and the lives of the genre's composers.[2] He also became a writer, contributing articles about cowboys to several magazines.[3]


  1. ^ NY Times Obituary
  2. ^ a b biography
  3. ^ "John I. White; Lonesome Cowboy of Radio's 'Death Valley Days'". Los Angeles Times. November 30, 1992. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  • John I. White, Git Along Little Dogies: Songs and Songmakers of the American West. (Music in American Life) series, University of Illinois Press, 1989 reprint. ISBN 0-252-06070-9