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July 27,
Zack, Arkansas, USA

Elton Britt, born James Elton Baker, was a country music guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Elton Britt was born in Searcy County, Arkansas. He earned his first success as a singing sensation with the Los Angeles-based musical group, "Beverly Hillbillies", band in Los Angeles before moving to New York City in the mid-1930s.

He recorded over 600 sides and 60 albums for RCA and other labels in more than a 30-year span, and is best known for such hit songs as "Detour", "Chime Bells", "Maybe I'll Cry Over You", "Pinto Pal", and the million-selling wartime hit "There's A Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere".

A singer, bandleader, radio and television performer, songwriter and standard-setting yodeler, he starred in at least two films in the late 1940s and had hit records as late as "The Jimmie Rodgers Blues" in 1968.

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