About The Artist
Ramblin' Roy Scott was an off-and-on WWVA Jamboree mainstay for a half century. A native of Washington, Pennsylvania who was born Earl J. Langford. He became a musician at the age of fourteen and eventually gained proficiency on lead and rhythm guitar, as well as being a competent fiddler.
After high school he served as a seaman in the U. S. Navy during the last year of World War II.
His first real musical job came with Finley "Red" Belcher, with whom he cut two numbers for Cozy Records.
By the end of the decade he had joined the Jamboree cast and in addition to being a featured vocalist also led the staff band, known as the Country Harmony Boys, which at various times included Monte Blake, James Carson, Gene Jenkins, and Will Carver.
In 1954, he signed with MGM Records and cut a single, "Lucky in Kentucky" b/w "I'll Never Lose this Feeling," as MGM seemed only in promoting Hank Williams. Roy later said his records were not released, they escaped. He later recorded for such smaller labels such as Pennant, Essgee, and Jeree.
During the 1960s, he worked the Jamboree on Saturday nights and did deejay work at WPIT Pittsburgh on weekdays.
In later years, Roy worked the Jamboree off-and-on as a single, played clubs, sometimes toured with Doc Williams and the Border Riders, and also worked with his three daughters, Lois, Janice, and Lori. Lois became a regular at WWVA as well. These groups were known as Harmony Scott and Lois Scott & Back Up and Push.
He also owned a business called the Hearth Shop at Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania for some two decades and played at numerous reunion shows. He died unexpectedly in 2010 at age 84.
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