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Roy Scott
and The Country Harmony Boys
Born:  April 11, 1926
Died:  November 3, 2010
WWVA Original Jamboree
WMMN Fairmont, WV
WPIT Pittsburgh, PA

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.

Roy Scott and the Country Harmony Boys Circa 1953 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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Cozy
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  258 A I Ain't Gonna Let Old Satan Turn Me Around (w/Red Belcher)
  259 B I'm Moving On (w/Red Belcher)
 
Emperor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  267 A Crazy, Crazy Arms
  267 B Toray, Toray, Todray
 
Essgee
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  EP 663 A Rattlesnake Daddy
  EP 663 B Foggy Riger
  EP 663 C You Only Want Me When You're Lonely
  EP 663 D I Couldn't Believe It Was True
  EP 663 E Yesterday's Roses
  EP 663 F Chained To A Memory
 
Jeree
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  32282 A Lonely Together (w/Linda Lee)
  32282 B Honest To God Cowboy
 
MGM
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  11733 A Lucky In Kentucky
  11733 B I'll Never Lose This Feeling
 
Pennant
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1153 A Have A Little Talk With God
  1153 B A Man And His Song
  1154 A Wilted Roses
  1154 B The Rest Of My Life


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