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Carl Story
and the Rambling Mountaineers
Born:  May 29, 1916
Died:  March 30, 1995
WLVA Lynchburg, VA
WNOX Knoxville, TN

Carl Story was a native of North Carolina. His career started at radio station WLVA out of Lynchburg, Virginia.

As was common during that era, Carl's career was interrupted by World War II as he served for two and a half years in the U.S. Navy.

After his stint with the armed forces, he started anew on his musical career, forming a new band that became known as the Rambling Mountaineers. He recorded with this crew on the Mercury Record label. One of their specialties were sacred tunes.

In 1953, Carl and the Rambling Moutaineers were performing over WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee. Carl also had a hymn program that was on Sundays at 7:30am.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group members included:

  • Carl Story
  • Claude Boone
  • Cotton Galyon
  • Red Rector

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 15; December 1951; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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Recordings
 
Columbia
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  21137 A Love And Wealth
  21137 B Lonesome Hearted Blues
  21205 A Someone To Lean On
  21205 B My Lord Keeps A Record
  21250 A Have You Come To Say Goodbye?
  21250 B Step It Up And Go
  21282 A On The Other Shore
  21282 B A Million Years In Glory
  21327 A Love Me Like You Used To Do
  21327 B It's A Lonesome Road
  21399 A I Love The Hymns They Sang At Mother's Grave
  21399 B The Reunion In Heaven
  21444 A What A Line
  21444 B You've Been Tom Cattin' Around
 
Mercury
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  6068 A He's Waiting There
  6068 B I've Found A Hiding Place
  6082 A I Wanna Be A Railroad Man
  6082 B You're A Prisoner In My Heart
  6093 A I Heard My Mother Weeping
  6093 B Love Is A Game
  6106 A I Heard My Name On The Radio
  6106 B I'm Gonna Change My Way Of Living
  6128 A She's A Two Timin' Woman
  6128 B Who's That Man?
  6154 A My Lord Keeps A Record
  6154 B The Circle Was Broken
  6165 A I Watched You Walk Away
  6165 B Tennessee Border
  6199 A Heaven's My Home
  6199 B Keep On The Firing Line
  6220 A Heaven's Inside
  6220 B I'm Pressing On
  6229 A Why Don't You Haul Off And Get Religion?
  6229 B Will There Be A Traffic Light?
  6256 A New Jerusalem Way
  6256 B When He Reached Down His Hand For Me
  6284 A I Heard My Mother Weeping
  6284 B I Watched You Walk Away
  6404 A God Had A Son In Service
  6404 B God Saved My Soul
  70547 A They Have Gone Home
  70547 B Hollow Him
  70687 A By The Hands Of God
  70687 B Echoes From The Burning Bush
  70785 A Get On Board, Little Children
  70785 B God Put A Rainbow In The Clouds
  71088 A Light At The River
  71088 B Mocking Banjo
 
Starday
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  411 A Old Country Baptizing
  411 B Angel Band
  427 A Shout And Shine
  427 B A Beautiful City
  449 A Set Your House In Order
  449 B Old Gospel Ship
  465 A I Heart My Mother Weeping
  465 B I'll Be A Friend
  492 A On The Radio (I Heard My Name)
  492 B Sweeter Than The Flowers
  514 A Someone's Last Day
  514 B Ship That's Sailing Down
  531 A Hear Jerusalem Moan
  531 B Why Don't You Haul Off And Get Religion
  619 A Picture From Life's Other Side
  619 B Rank Stranger
  688 A The Old Country Preacher
  688 B Listen To Your Radio
 
Sparton
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  856 A I'll Be A Friend
  856 B I Heard My Mother Weeping
  893 A Sweeter Than The Flowers
  893 B I Heard My Name On The Radio


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