Earl Scott, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, was the brother of Jack Scott,
another wll known entertainer.
He was called "Scotty". His brother Jack got him interested in the guitar
which they say was as common as the 'kitchen stove' at their home.
When he was 18 years old, his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
His brother Jack and Richie Johnson helped him get a contract to record
three records with the Decca label. But, those records only had mediocre
success. In 1962, Dave Kapp signed him to a contract with the new Kapp
records label. He got his feet wet with Kapp on the charts with a tune
called "From a Jack To A Joker To A Clown", then followed that up with "Then
A Tear Fell that was backed with "Save A Minute" that reached the Top 10.
Earl was a native of Youngstown, Ohio and a recording artist on the
Kapp label in the early 1960s. His hit back then was "Then A Tear
Fell" backed with "Save A Minute". But he still wasn't satisfied.
So, in 1963, Shelby Singleton of Mercury Records took him under his wings
and they released "Loose Lips" b/w "Guess I'll Never Learn". That record
got him a lot of attention.
Earl got to make a few guest appearances on the WSM Grand Ole Opry. He was
also invited to appear on Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree at his record shop.
He at one time was affiliated with the Wilburn Brothers and Don Helms' Wil-Helm
His taste in stage clothes got him featured in a national magazine.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 74 (June 1964); American Folk Publications, Inc.;
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