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Never; Then I Met the Master; Dear Lord Remember Me; The Devil Can't Harm a Praying Man; He's All That I Need; What a Morning; plus 40 singles on RCA and Skyline Records. Most popular record was The Man Upstairs. Business enterprises: Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Inc., Memphis, Tenn.; Gospel Quartet Music Co.; and Blackwood Brothers Records, Memphis. Group travels 100,000 miles a year for concerts. Awards: Quar­tet won Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout honors, 1954 and 1956; James was named Mr. Gospel Singer of 1954. Ad­dress: 209 North Lauderdale Street, Memphis, Tennes­see. Blanchard, Donald "Red," b. 7/24/14, Pittsville, Wise; w. Marcella Elbert; s. Donald. Plays guitar and is a come­dian. Entertainment experience: WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111., 1931; WLBL, Stevens Pt, Wise, WTSN, Milwaukee, Wise; WFHR, Wise. Rapids; 1940; Your Date With Fort Lewis, MBS; WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 1946—; and KSMN, Mason City, Iowa. Member of Rube Tronson's Texas Cowboys and the Sage Riders (Dolph Hewitt, Ray Klein, and Don White), 1946-9. Honor: Red Blanchard Day, 1949. Address: KSMN Radio, Mason City, Iowa.
Blanchard, R. Lowell, b. 11/15/10, Palmer, 111.; w. Sally Irene Marshall; s. Lowell, Jr., 20; Arthur, 18; d. Rebecca, 16; and Sally, 11. Schools: High School, Morrisonville, 111., 1924-8; and Univ. of 111., Urbana, 1929-33 (B.S. De­gree). Writer, Producer and Master of Ceremonies on Midday Merry Go Round and Tenn. Barn Dance, WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn., since 1936. Was salesman be­fore entering entertainment world. Writer of I Heard My Mother Weeping, 1940; Woman Driver, 1943; and God Had a Son in Service, 1944. Also, entertainment booker in Knoxville. Address: WNOX Radio, Knox­ville, Tennessee.
Blue Ridge Quartet; members: Elmo Fagg, second tenor and manager; Henry Gates, baritone and pianist; Edward Sprouse, first tenor; and George Younce, bass. Recorded for Bibletone and Sing Records. Albums: The Blue Ridge Quartet; and Echoes Form the Forties. Songs Re­corded: The Streets of Gold; Precious Memories; Lord,