RADER, ELMER “EL” (1927-1992)

In the mid 1950s, the heyday of the small independent record labels, El Rader founded Lucky Records in Cincinnati. He recorded some of the better local country and rockabilly artists, such as Joe “Cannonball” Lewis, Bill “Zekie” Browning, Bobby Grove, and Nelson Young. He was involved as a songwriter with Joe “Cannonball” Lewis on some of the bluegrass-flavored recordings Lewis did for MGM Records. He is a cousin of Mark Rader of Middletown’s Traditional Grass.

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