|Ardis and Jimmy Wells polaroid. Notice red car has Dakota Roundup painted on it.|
|Dakota Roundup, Billboard 09-24-55|
|Kentucky New Era. February, 1948|
|l-r: Fern Dale, Ardis Wells, Jan North, Patti Williams|
So I thought I'd upload all the images and audio that I have of her, in some sort of tribute. These records are from the mid fifties, except for the Azalea record which is from 1960. Chuck Carson even makes an appearance on the Joyce 45, using his real name Krenz.
Apparently the Flame Cafe was split up into a front room with a bar, and the main dining room and another larger stage in the back. Ardis Wells and Her Rhythm Ranch Girls played on top of the bar of the front room, and would have been the first thing people saw as they entered. They must have been quite a thing to see, all dancing and singing together among the liquor bottles.
Here is a obituary/bio:
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