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Johnny Rector
and his Music Mountain Boys
Died:  August 28, 1985

In 1953, they were saying that Johnny Rector and his Music Mountain Boys were new on the 'folk music' scene, but was getting a good response from fans. He got his start playing guitar in 1946, but was said to have switched to the ballad type song and sang "...with a lusty voice and a dimpled smile."

He was getting attention first as a songwriter who had his compositions being recorded by others. One such tune, "Married By the Bible, Divorced By The Law" was one he collaborated with with Neva Starns and Pee Wee Truehitt and was recorded by Hank Snow and also included in one Hank's song folios.

At the time they wrote the article, they mentioned he was recording with the Coral label.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 22; February 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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Rec. No. Side Song Title
  64119 A Married By The Bible
  64119 B Be My Darling Once More
  64129 A I'm Not That Kind
  64129 B If They Ever Get Together
  64168 A There's Room In My Heart
  64168 B Have You Ever Been Kissed?

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