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About The Group

A 1951 mention of the group attempts to stretch a bit, but perhaps tells us of the scene in country music at the time. The article cited Shakespeare as stating "...the play's the thing", but in that era of music, "..the group's the thing" - since to the author of that article, "country artists were combining thier special talents into harmony groups". However, having written that, the article didn't provide much else about the group other than the useful details of who the members were then.

Timeline & Trivia Notes Group Members (circa 1951):

  • Dean Herman, emcee, vocalist
  • Wally Rudd, leader, accordion
  • "Whitey" Evans, bass, ("Eddy Arnold voice")
  • Obie, guitar, banjo
  • "Dusty" Lane, fiddle
  • "Smoky" Don Anderson, steel guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 14; October 1951; Charlton Pub. Corp.; Inc.; Derby, CT

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