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Eric Smith
and his Boys
CFBC St. John, NB

Eric Smith and his Boys were being heard over radio station CFBC out of Saint John, New Brunswick back in 1951. Eric was just 19 at the time and playing fiddle for the band and had already made two recordings for RCA Victor in Canada. Handling the emcee chores for their radio show was usually Bob Knapp.

Timeline & Trivia Notes Group Members (circa 1951):

  • Eric Smith, fiddle
  • Johnny Porteus, Spanish guitar, voclaist
  • Fran Rooney, 16-string Hawaiian guitar
  • Bob Porteus, electric guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 14; October 1951; Charlton Pub. Corp.; Inc.; Derby, CT

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