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Help finding my grandfather's band?

So I discovered a few years ago that my grandfather was Jimmy Mackey, a fiddle player and guitarist. After some digging, I discovered further that he actually had a band called Jimmy Mackey & The All-Stars, and that he released multiple charting singles, was signed to a record label, and even went on tour/played live sets with Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, and Merle Haggard! Jimmy Mackey was a pretty big deal in the West Texas country scene during the late 50's to early/mid 60's. Unfortunately, Jimmy died in 1968 aged only 41. Despite his prior success, Mackey's music has been almost entirely lost to the sands of time, and many of his songs were considered lost...until now! Before 2014, only ONE song had been deemed not lost, but that number is now up to six! Not only that, but we've found three full-length live recordings and a home-recorded demo tape. It is my goal to one day uncover all of his "lost" singles. Perhaps spreading his word on here could help a's better than nothing!
1Jimmy Mackey & The All Stars
Tex-Star Recovered Singles: 1958-1962

Jimmy Mackey did lead vocals and all fiddle work, and was said to have done some guitar work on at least two of these songs.
2Jimmy Mackey & The All Stars
My Mary

"My Mary"
"Deserted With A Broken Heart"
"Big Balls in Cowtown"
"She Called Me Baby"
"Under The Double Eagle"
3Jimmy Mackey & The All Stars

"Rancho Grande"
"Hello Mr. Moon"
"Ragtime Ann"
"I Will Love You Forever
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