In the 1950s, WSAZ-TV out of Huntington, West Virginia
had a show called the "Saturday Night Jamboree"
and the accordionist on the show was Carol Smole.
A 1957 article mentions the show had been on at least four years, putting
its origins to about 1953 or so. Dean Sturm was the master of ceremonies
for the show. The show was quite popular in its time - it played to a live
studio audience of about 75 people and folks had to write in advance
to get tickets, often several weeks in advance.
Not much else was mentioned about Carol nor have we found much else at this
Credits & Sources
- Rustic Rhythm; September 1957; Vol. 1, No. 6;
Rustic Rhythm, Inc.; 5 East 40th Street, New York, NY