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Jerry Jeff Walker
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    (March 16, 1942- )
    Born in Oneonta, New York
    Born Ronald Clyde Crosby
    CDs include ‘Circus Maximus,’ ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ ‘Viva Terlingua,’ ‘Contrary to Ordinary,’ ‘Too Old to Change,’ ‘Cowjazz,’ ‘Gypsy Songman,’ ‘Cowboy Boots & Bathing Suits,’ ‘Gonzo Stew’ and ‘Moon Child’
    Singles include ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ ‘L.A. Freeway,’ ‘Desperados Waiting for a Train,’ ‘Jaded Lover,’ ‘It’s a Good Night for Singing,’ ‘Railroad Lady,’ ‘Got Lucky Last Night’ and ‘Trashy Women’
    He played the ukulele.
    His original band, The Tones, was turned down for American Bandstand.
    He enlisted in the National Guard but went absent without leave (AWOL) to become a busker.
    He didn’t compose ‘Mr. Bojangles’ to honor Bill Robinson (as the Sammy Davis Jr. version suggests) but rather an aging white man who used the alias to protect his identity in a racially-segregated prison.
    Dozens of artists – most notably the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – covered ‘Mr. Bojangles.’
    He had almost no issues with performing other songwriters' material.
    He was nicknamed ‘the Jimmy Buffett of Texas’ (they co-authored ‘Railroad Lady’).
    Many of country music’s biggest names attend his annual birthday party in Austin.
    His son, also a musician in his own right, is a common fixture at such parties.

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