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Odis Blanton
and The Blue Star Rangers
WLBJ Bowling Green, KY

Back in early 1953, WLBJ out of Bowling Green, Kentucky was featuring the Blue Star Rangers. The versatile group was recording for Republic Records of Nashville at the time.

Odis and Hugh would handle the vocal turns as solos. When they did their trio numbers, it usually included John, Gene and Odis.

The Blue Star Rangers had a 45-minute show that aired every day except Sunday over WLBJ called "The Farm And Home Hour". They also did the usual personal appearances throughout the area of western Kentucky and Northern Tennesse, including stage shows and square dance engagements

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Odis Blanton, leader and manager, rhythm guitar
  • John Blanton, steel guitar
  • Gene Kitchens, violin
  • Hugh Poteet, bass
  • "Pappy" Jones, saxophone
  • Gwen Dalton, piano

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs Magazine No. 26; May 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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Rec. No. Side Song Title
  104 A Don't Move The Moon
  104 B Steppin' High, Wide and Handsome

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