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Smilin' Bob and his Mid-Nite Ramblers

If you were in the Milton, Pennsylvania area on a Saturday afternoon in the fall of 1956, you could turn your radio dial to WMLP from 1:30pm to 2:00pm to catch the sounds of Smilin' Bob and his Mid-Nite Ramblers.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group members included:

  • Smilin' Bob, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Larry Hayes, accordion, vocals
  • Dick "Smoke" Musser, electric guitar, vocals
  • Ralph "Nubbs" Mazeall, fiddle, mandolin and vocals
  • LeRoy "Shorty" Shipley, bass
  • Nancy Lou, "Sweetheart of the Hills", rhythm guitar, vocals

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 46, October 1956, American Folk Publications, Inc. Derby, Ct.

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