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Earl Songer
and The Rocky Road Ramblers
WKMH Dearborn, MI (1952)

About The Artist

Earl Songer was from Charleston, West Virginia who was working in Dearborn, Michigan long about 1954. He learned to play the guitar and harmonica while he was growing up and after a hitch in the U.S. Army, became a professional entertainer.

The Coral Records label liked what they heard and signed him to a recording contract. Some of those first tunes he recorded for them included:

  • Smiling Through The Years
  • We're Satisfied
  • Sansoo
  • Who Will Send Your Picture To?
  • TOo Free With Your Love
  • Unwelcome Bride

In a 1954 article, they mention that Earl wrote all of his songs. He was assisted on his recordings and personal appearances by his wife, Joyce, who played electric steel guitar.

Earl's biggest thrill by then was appearing on Ernest Tubb's show over WSM in Nashville and appearing on the same show with Hank Williams in Detroit.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 29; February 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Coral
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  64127 A We're Satisfied (w/Joyce Songer)
  64127 B Smiling Through The Years (w/Joyce Songer)
  64149 A Sansoo
  64149 B Who Will I Sen Your Picture To
  64167 A Unwelcome Bride
  64167 B Too Free With Your Love
 
Fortune
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  129 A The Fire In My Heart
  129 B Honky Tonkin' Blues
  131 A Fox Chase (w/Joyce Songer)
  131 B Will There Be Any Flowers On Your Grave (w/Joyce Songer)
  141 A Mother-In-Law Boogie
  141 B My Wife And Sweetheart, Too
  151 A In a Broken Heart, No Love Is Found
  151 B West Virginia Waltz
  155 A Someone To Call My Own
  155 B I Won't Confess I'm Sorry
  160 A Someone To Call My Own
  160 B Dissatisfied


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