Back around 1953 or so, Jimmy Wells and the Dakota Roundup
became a name that meant tops in entertainment
in the Mississippi area. Jimmy and his gang were
the featured act at the "Midway Gardens", a nite-spot in
St. Paul, Minnesota.
They worked there, six nights a week and
have been drew capacity crowds night after night.
Mr. Wells played the role of DJ over at WCOW in South St. Paul
and they wrote that his listeners were "...really hep to his broadcasts."
Jimmy was married to a country entertainer, Ardis Wells who achieved
some bit of fame in her own right in the Twin Cities area. She had a
band called the "Rhythm Ranch Gals" and they worked at the Flame Supper Club
regularly in Minneapolis.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 22, February 1953,
American Folk Publications, Inc., Derby, CT.
- Cowboy Songs, issue unknown.