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The Trail Blazers
WHLM Bloomsburg, PA

About The Group

In 1953, you could hear The Trail Blazers every Saturday morning at 11:30am over station WHLM out of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. They entertained the folks in central Pennsylvania with their appearances at the parks, carnivals, festivals and high schools.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Malcom (Elmer) Rule, singing comedian
  • Johnny Hampton, emcee, vocals, electric guitar
  • Larry Bergenstock, steel guitar
  • Jo Ann Nagle, singer and yodeler
  • Tony Valania, accordion
  • Tex Mowery, bass fiddle, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Curly Hampton (not pictured) vocals, rhythm guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs Magazine No. 25; March 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Charlton Building, Derby, CT

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