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The Dixie Reelers
WKDR Newberg, SC
WKOK Sunbury, PA

About the Group

About The Group

The Dixie Reelers appeared to have come on the hillbilly music scene around 1949 or so, when they made a hit with the audiences on the WKDR Jamboree in Newberg, South Carolina.

From there, the group moved to radio station WKOK in Pennsylvania and also did appearances at the local U.S. Army and Air Force reruiting stations.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group members:

  • Jimmy Bundrick
  • Richard Clark
  • Vernon Koon
  • James Koon
  • Lucky Evans
  • Charlie Bowers

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 11; April 1951; Charlton Publishing Corp; Derby, CT

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Montgomery Ward
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5030 A What A Friend We Have In Mother
  5030 B My Heart Is Broken For You
  7099 A I've Got To Walk The Lonesome Valley
  7099 B Answer To Maple On The Hill (Pt.2)
  7100 A Do You Want To See Mother Again?
  7100 B I Shall Not Be Moved
  7101 A Father, Dear Father
  7101 B Walkin' In My Sleep