Harold Reid Singer

Harold Reid (born August 21, 1939 in Staunton, Virginia) is the former bass singer for the country vocal group The Statler Brothers. He wrote or co-wrote 17 songs that were hit singles for the group, including "Bed of Rose's" and the #1 hit "Do You Know You Are My Sunshine." The latter was written with his younger brother, Don Reid, the lead singer for the group. The Statler Brothers disbanded and retired following a farewell tour in 2002.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 21st, 1939
United States of America



Musical acts

1.The Statler Brothers Vocal harmony, Country, Gospel music

1955 - 2002

The Statler Brothers were an American country music, gospel, and backing vocal group for Johnny Cash. The quartet was founded in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia. Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group are actual brothers and none have the surname of Statler. The band, in fact, named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room. Don Reid sang lead; Harold Reid, Don's older brother, sang bass; Phil Balsley sang baritone; and Lew DeWitt sang tenor and was the guitarist of the Statlers before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 due to DeWitt's ill health. DeWitt died on August 15, 1990, of heart and kidney disease, stemming from complications of Crohn's disease. The band's style was closely linked to their gospel roots. "We took gospel harmonies," said Harold Reid, "and put them over in country music.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Joe McDorman
Lead Vocals 1955 1961
Tenor 1955 1982
Bass 1955 October 26th, 2002
Baritone 1955 October 26th, 2002
Lead Vocals 1961 October 26th, 2002
Jimmy Fortune
Tenor 1982 October 26th, 2002


Album title Released Type
10th Anniversary 1980 Studio album
Four for the Show 1986 Studio album

Official website

Movie performances

1. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

Action, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
11 Show list

Smokey and the Bandit II is a 1980 comedy film released on August 15, 1980 in the United States. It is the sequel to the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit. The film stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, and Dom DeLuise. Like the first film, it was directed by Hal Needham. The film was originally released in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and several other, mainly Commonwealth countries as Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again. Early video releases and TV broadcasts also used this title, but in more recent years have reverted to the original U.S. title. It was followed by a sequel three years later, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, in which Reynolds appeared only in a brief cameo appearance, and Sally Field was absent completely. The plot centers on Bo "Bandit" Darville, and Cledus "Snowman" Snow, transporting an elephant to the GOP National Convention with Sheriff Buford T. Justice, played by Jackie Gleason, in hot pursuit once again.


Top cast

John Conn
Big Enos
Party Guest
Fairground Owner
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Michael C. Butler
United States of America


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