Speedy Ross and the Rhythm Ranch Boys were working in Valley City, North Dakota
over KXJB-TV, channel 4 in 1955. And we do mean working for they were entertaining
the viewers five days a week.
The band was formed about 1949 or so according to a 1955 article. They originally
got together in Kentucky. From there, they moved to Corpus Christi, Texas for
about a year. Their talents were in demand by then and the next stop was
KMBC in Kansas City, Missouri and the famed Brush Creek Follies show.
Their personal appearances took them all around North and South Dakota as well as
In addition to their five-day a week show, they also had an hour-long show
on Wednesday nights from 9:00pm to 10:00pm called "TV Barn Dance".
Timeline & Trivia Notes
- Speedy Ross, leader and rhythm guitar
Billy Tucker, fiddle
- Buddy Howard, bass fiddle
- Herb Dooley, steel guitar
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup; No. 41; November 1955; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT