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Lula Bell Si
and her Country Melody Boys

Lula Bell Si according to one article in 1957 was known as "The Girl With The Golden Voice". She was a native of Indiana. In the early 1950s, her band was called the Country Folk. The 1957 article indicates it was being called the Melody Boys.

Lula Bell and her band would play to packed houses on Sunday nights at the Indian Ballroom in Indianapolis. The ball room at the time was the midwest's largest hall of its type at the time and had top bands appearing there regularly.

The Sunday night show they appeared on was aired over Channel 4, WTTV out of Bloomington, Indiana and was called "The Indiana Barn Dance". The square dance calling on the show at that time was done by Max Engel.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group members:
  • Lula Bell Si, leader, vocals
  • Kenny Si, guitar, emcee
  • Hershal Calbert, bass fiddle
  • Frankie, fiddling
  • Cliff Kirkham, lead guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 48; February 1957; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT
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