Harley Luse is an elusive bugger. I thought I'd have another nibble at this and see if this record had been mentioned in Billboard. Well, it was, in the March 17 1951 issue (page 126), as part of a huge listing of the most popular songs of the previous 50 years. "Glow Worm" is an oldie, probably recorded by everyman and his dog . I can't imagine Luse's version was ever known beyond Los Angeles square dances but it's included in the list. Unfortunately page 126 of the online scans is missing so I can't tell you more. However the brief google message gives the Imperial 78 cat. number (1044) AND the 45 number (6044), so it was available on 45 by (at the latest) March 1951, so very early indeed. Now I'll walk away and try and get a life.
This one dates from the very early 1950s and is a 45 issue of Imperial 78 no.1044 in the "Folk Dance" series. There were at least 200 78s issued in the 1000 series from 1948 onwards and about half of these were repressed as 45s in the 6000 series. There was also a "Mexican Series" with about 500(!) releases on 78. Lew Chudd was interested in "folk" music in the late 40s be4 he got into C&W and blues/R&B.