The Prairie Ramblers

The Prairie Ramblers

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American traditional country band, originally from Kentucky. The band was founded as "The Kentucky Ramblers", making their first public appearance in 1932. The original line-up included Chick Hurt (mandola, tenor banjo), Jack Taylor (4)(bass), Salty Holmes (harmonica), and Tex Atchison (fiddle).

The band's name was changed to "The Prairie Ramblers" when the band relocated to Chicago in 1933. They also recorded some risqué novelty songs under the pseudonym Sweet Violet Boys. The band has also recorded as Blue Ridge Ramblers (2). Patsy Montana also performed with the group.

Allan Crockett replaced Atchison in 1938; Rusty Gill replaced Holmes in 1942. Wade Ray joined the band ca. 1947 after Crockett died, and Ray was replaced by fiddler-guitarist Wally Moore in 1949. In 1956 Hurt and Taylor hired an accordionist, establishing Stan Wolowic And The Polka Chips (disbanded in 1960).
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The Prairie Ramblers Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

23855 The Vagabonds (7) / The Prairie Ramblers The Vagabonds (7) / The Prairie Ramblers - In The Valley Of Yesterday / Go Easy Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 23855 Canada 1933 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* Shady Grove My Darling / Gonna Have A Feast Here Tonight Bluebird (3) US 1934 Sell This Version
Patsy Montana Acc. By Prairie Ramblers* Patsy Montana Acc. By Prairie Ramblers* - I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Ridin' Old Paint Banner US 1935 Sell This Version
The Prairie Ramblers Nobody's Darling But Mine / You Look Pretty In An Evening Gown Vocalion (2) US 1935 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Isle Of Capri Conqueror US 1935 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* Isle Of Capri / Put On An Old Pair Of Shoes Perfect (3) US 1935 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* Deep Elem Blues / Just Because Melotone US 1935 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Just A Kerosene Lamp Perfect (3) US 1935 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* The Oregon Trail / Roll Along Prairie Moon Perfect (3) US 1936 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul / Maple On The Hill - Part 2 Conqueror US 1936 Sell This Version
Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers - Woman's Answer To Nobody's Darling / Gold Coast Express Melotone US 1936 Sell This Version
6-10-58 The Prairie Ramblers There's More Pretty Girls Than One / We Parted By The River Side(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 6-10-58 US 1936 Sell This Version
8600 Prairie Ramblers* Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet / Down By The Old Mill Stream(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8600 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-12-58 The Prairie Ramblers Jug Rag / That Old Home Town Of Mine (Is Still Alive)(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-12-58 US 1936 Sell This Version
8709 Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers - Gold Coast Express / Woman's Answer To Nobody's Darling(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8709 US 1936 Sell This Version
7-09-51 The Prairie Ramblers Will I Ride The Range In Heaven / Maple On The Hill No. 4(Shellac, 10") Melotone 7-09-51 US 1936 Sell This Version
8710 Prairie Ramblers* I'm Looking For The Bully Of The Town / Ridin' Down The Canyon When The Sun Goes Down(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8710 US 1936 Sell This Version
37610 The Prairie Ramblers Jesus Hold My Hand / How Beautiful Heaven Must Be(Shellac, 10") Columbia 37610 US 1936 Sell This Version
Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers - Goin' Back To Old Montana / Chuck Wagon Blues Melotone US 1937 Sell This Version
Prairie Ramblers* Kansas City Rag / Smokey Mountain Schottische Melotone US 1937 Sell This Version
7-12-51 Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers - There's A Ranch In The Sky / Ridin' The Sunset Trail(Shellac, 10") Melotone 7-12-51 US 1937 Sell This Version
8975 The Prairie Ramblers By The Grave Of Nobody's Darling / I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8975 US 1937 Sell This Version
8892 The Prairie Ramblers Cactus Blossoms / Maple On The Hill No. 4(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8892 US 1937 Sell This Version
7-05-74 Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart No. 2 (I've Found My Cowboy Sweetheart) / A Cowboy Honeymoon(Shellac, 10") Melotone 7-05-74 US 1937 Sell This Version
7-03-60 Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers Patsy Montana With The Prairie Ramblers - Your Own Sweet Darling Life / My Baby's Lullaby(Shellac, 10") Melotone 7-03-60 US 1937 Sell This Version