• The Four B's

    The Four B's
    Ben Bob Brad & Buddy

    The Four B's (Shreveport, Louisiana)

    Personnel :

    Buddy Sepaugh

    Brad Ingles

    Ben Nordine

    Bob McGee


    The Four B's
    1958 - Love Eternal / I Played The Fool (D 1013)

    The Sherwoods (2)
    1962 - Recipe For Going Steady /  Little Heart Take Care (Mercury 72042)

    Live Performances
    The Four B's
    1957 - That'll Be The Day
    1958 - Nine Pound Hammer
    1958 - Once More

    Biography :

    The Four B's were a vocal group who worked on the Louisiana Hayride for four years from 1955. Louisiana Hayride was a radio and later television country music show broadcast from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, that during its heyday from 1948 to 1960 helped to launch the careers of some of the greatest names in American country and western music. Elvis Presley performed on the radio version of the program in 1954 and made his first television appearance on the television version of Louisiana Hayride on March 3, 1955. On The  Louisiana Hayride, the Four B's backed Jack Ford, Carl Belew, Margie Singleton, Faron Young and many others.

    The Four B's
    Four B's with Jimmie Davis, Webb Pierce & Faron Young.

    The four B’s were Buddy Sepaugh, Brad Ingles, Ben Nordine, and Bob McGee.  All their first names began with B.  Brad Ingles was originally from Ohio but had been stationed in Louisiana.  Buddy Sepaugh was from Shreveport, Bob Mc Gee was from Longview, Texas and Ben Nordine was from Shreveport.  They had worked with Johnny Horton on his SESAC Repertory album and sang back-up on several Ram singles. On the Louisiana Hayride The Four B's play a part in mellowing some of the country sounds in the later part of the '50s after they saw how the Jordanaires' sound could add to the depth of the increasing number of pop-rock songs on the show.

    The Four B's
    Ben Brad Bob & Buddy

    Their main affiliation was with Johnny Horton but they recorded with Merle Kilgore on IMPERIAL in 1958. They saw one single in their own right, "Love Eternal" b/w  "I Played The Fool" on D RECORDS and they later recorded for Mercury as the Sherwoods.  Buddy Sepaugh made solo discs as Buddy Paul and other aliases and Brad Ingles and his family gospel group performed for some years on a reborn Hayride run by David Kent in Benton, Louisiana well after the original show had ended.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Four B's

    I Played The Fool                                   Love Eternal    

    The Sherwoods (2)

    Recipe For Going Steady /  Little Heart Take Care





  • Comments

    diane mcgee-lemons
    Monday 26th August 2019 at 05:52
    This has been such a surprise to find this information about my father,Bob McGee.I haven
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