Jim Beck was an innovator and a wizard in the recording studio. In the early-mid 1950s, Beck gave raw honky tonk talent some of their first sides - names that later went on to become some of country's legends. Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price, Marty Robbins amongst many others were in Beck's studios long before they went to Nashville - and if not for Jim Beck's untimely passing in 1956, could Dallas, Texas have become centre for all things country music? In this special edition of the show, we explore what may have been and take a deep dive into some of the finest country, western and hillbilly talent that ever was.
Photo credit: Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library.