Personalities | Doc & Chickee Williams | War Years | Country

(Vocal duo, 1930s–60s)

For years, husband and wife vocal team Andrew John Smik (b. 1914) and Jesse Wanda Crupe (b. 1919) sang on WWVA Jamboree, in Wheeling, West Virginia, and earned regional popularity within that radio show’s wide broadcast area. The Williamses were champions of old-time country music and their band The Border Riders created a unique sound that relied heavily on fiddle and accordion.

Styles & Forms | War Years | Country
Personalities | Hank Williams | War Years | Country

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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