9481 – Cimarron (S-FH-1)
9482 – Groovin’ on Telstar (S-FH-2)
Sahara Records 501
Produced by Buck Lipe
Distributed by Marlo Records
"Cimarron" was penned by Johnny Bond in 1938. Johnny Bond, then member of the Bell Boys on WKY in Oklahoma City contributed the theme song to the group when he wrote "Cimarron" after noticing there was no song titled "Cimarron" although that had been the name of a popular western movie as well as a river in Oklahoma. That song has been recorded (vocal and instrumental) by scores of artists over the years (including several versions by Johnny Bond himself).
left to right: Cliff Crofford, Johnny Bond, Rose Maphis, Billy Mize, and Joe Maphis on guitar