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Live, 1955; Blues at My Door, 1951; I Had My Fingers Crossed, 1951; I Want a Home in Dixie, 1951; Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way, 1951; Del Rio Boogie, 1949; Don't Know Why, 1949; When They Let the Ham­mer Down, 1952; Beating Around the Bush, 1952; Throw Your Love My Way, 1949; Heads or Tails I Win, 1951. In 2 movies (shorts) with Stuart Hamblin, 1938. Busi­ness enterprises: Poor Boy Records, Co-owner, Muncie, Ind.; Oleta Publishing Co., co-owner, Muncie, Ind.; and Wayne Raney Distributing Co., Richmond, Ind. Disc Jockey on WCKY Jamboree, three and one half hours a day, seven days a week. Address, WCKY, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ray, Wade, b. 4/6/13, Evansville, Ind.; w. Grace Young. Plays fiddle. Entertainment experience: KMOX, St. Louis, Mo., 1931-43; WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111., 1944-9; Rex Allen Show, CBS; KLAC-TV, Holly­wood, Calif.; Motion Pictures, Hollywood, Calif., 1949—. Played with following groups: Pappy Chesure, National Champion Hillbillies, 1931-43; Prairie Ramblers; and Ozark Mtn. Boys. RCA Records include: All Or Nothin' Man; When I Lost You; I Need a Good Girl Bad; Just An Old Fashioned Locket; I Was Just Walking out the Door; Heart of a Clown; Just Like Taking Candy from a Baby; Walk Softly; Are You Fer It. Address: Holly­wood, California.
Rebels Quartet: organized 1949; on MBS, Florida Calling; and on WFLA and WFLA-TV, Tampa, Fla. Members of the group are: John Matthews, manager and baritone; Jimmy Taylor, lead and pianist; Horace Parrish, tenor; and London Parris, bass. Bibletone and Sing Records. Albums: My Greatest Moment; Peace in the Valley; and Sacred Gems. Songs recorded: Everybody's Gonna Have a Wonderful Time up There; Peace in the Valley; I'm Bound for That City; I'm Depending on Jesus; I Can Tell You Now the Time; What a Day That Will Be; I Know the Lord Will Lead Me Home; How Great Thou Art; No Tears in Heaven; He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; My God Is Real; Standing by the River; I'm So Glad My Saviour Came; Did You Think to Pray; He's the Lily of the Valley; Did You Stop to Pray This Morn-