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Calif.; WSBA, York, Pa. Columbia Records. Address: WLAN, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Rhodes, Ethmer Cletus "Slim." w. Mary Humphries. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: Pocahontas Lions Club, Pocahontas, Ark., 1933; KWOC, Poplar Bluff, Mo., 1938; KLCN, Blythville, Ark.; KARK, Little Rock, Ark., 1943-4; WMC, Memphis, Tenn., 1944—; WMCT, Mem­phis, 1944—; WDXI, Jackson, Term., 1958—; WLBT, Jackson, Miss., 1957—. Leader of Log Cabin Mtnrs., 1936-8, including Speck Rhodes; Dusty Rhodes; Bea Rhodes. Leader of the Slim Rhodes Show, 1938-60, in­cluding: Speck; Dusty; Dot Rhodes; John Hughes; Brad Suggs; Neil George; and Bertha Sipes. Sun Records. Songs recorded: Uncertain Love; Don't Believe; House of Sin; Are You Ashamed of Me; Romp and Stomp; Take and Give. Romp and Stomp most popular song. Ad­dress: WMCT, Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.
Richards, Jerald R. "Jerry." b. 3/16/18, Freeport, 111.; w. Mary Virginia McCain; s. Ronald, 18; d. Nancy, 4. At­tended Freeport High Sch., Freeport, 111., 1932-6; Indiana Central College, Indianapolis, Ind., 1937-8. Teaches stu­dents of reed instruments. Plays clarinet. Entertain­ment experience: WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1940-44; Vil­lage Barn, N.Y.C., 1946-8; WLS National Barn Dance, 1949-58; WBKB-TV, Chicago, 111., 1958—. Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers, 1939-60, including: Tom Fouts; Sonny Fleming; Pete Kaye; Tiny Stokes. Decca, Mer­cury, and Janie Records. Songs recorded: Lavender Blue, 1949; Billy Boy, 1949; Money, Marbles, and Chalk, 1949; Tenn. Tears, 1949; Beyond the Sunset, 1950; Grandma Got to Calif., 1950; Roses, 1950; Little Buffalo Bill, 1950; Gentle Carpenter of Bethlehem, 1951; Take Time to Pray, 1951; Fair Fort and Forty, 1956; Who Done It, 1956; Love Is My Prison, 1959; Cryin' Wine, 1959; Do You, 1959; Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes, and Ruby Lips, 1959. Most popular song was Beyond the Sunset. Movies: Musical Shipmates, Warner Brothers, 1946. Business enterprises: Real estate; jingles and commercials. Now on Polka Go Round, ABC-TV, Chicago. Address: WBKB-TV, Chicago, Illinois.