Groupe Bluegrass US formé en 1954 et comprenant Roland White, Clarence White, Eric White, Billy Ray Latham (1958), LeRoy Mack (1959), Bobby Sloan et  Scotty Stoneman. D'abord sous les noms de Three Little Country Boys, Country Boys puis en 1962 le groupe changea de nom en "Kentucky Colonels"

Progressive bluegrass band the Kentucky Colonels had a short but legendary career during the folk revival of the late '50s and early '60s. The band was formed in Los Angeles in the early '50s by brothers Roland, Eric, and Clarence White and their sister Joann. When Joann dropped out, the three brothers began billing themselves as the Three Little Country Boys and appeared on local television after winning first prize in a talent contest. In 1958, Arkansas native Billy Ray Lathum became their banjo player and Dobro player Leroy Mack joined the band the next year. Latham's arrival allowed Roland White to switch to mandolin, his instrument of choice.
As the Country Boys, the group recorded its first single, "I'm Head Over Heels in Love with You." They began appearing on Town Hall Party and Hometown Jamboree and recording on Gene Autry's label. Bassist and banjoist Roger Bush joined the band in 1961 after Eric dropped out to marry. Three Little Country Boys then recorded Songs, Themes & Laughs from the Andy Griffith Show for Capitol. Before the year was out, Roland was drafted and left the band for two years, leaving them without a mandolinist. The group cut its first album on Briar, which disliked the band's moniker and suggested a series of names, the best of which was the Kentucky Colonels. In 1963, fiddler Bobby Sloane joined the Colonels and Roland returned as well. By this time, the Colonels had begun to gather a following through their U.S. tours, and appeared at both the UCLA and Newport folk festivals in 1964. The band recorded several albums and appeared in the movie The Farmer's Other Daughter. They really took off musically when fiddler
Scotty Stoneman replaced Sloane, but broke up shortly thereafter in 1965, with the members going their separate ways.

Talents : Roland White : Mandolin, Vocals - Clarence White : Guitar, Vocals - Eric White : Bass, Vocals - Billy Ray Latham : Banjo, Vocals - LeRoy Mack : Dobro, Vocals - Bobby Sloan : Fiddle, Vocals - Scotty Stoneman : Fiddle, Vocals

Style musical : Bluegrass

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1961 SP REPUBLIC 2013 (US) . The Valley Below / The Mountain
1964 ? SP WORLD PACIFIC 427 (US) . Ballad Of Farmer Brown / For Lovin' Me

Albums

1963 LP 12" BRIAR 109 (US) THE NEW SOUND OF BLUEGRASS AMERICA
1964 LP 12" WORLD PACIFIC 1821 (US) APPALACHIAN SWING ! - Clinch Mountain Backstep / Nine Pound Hammer / Listen To The Mocking Bird / Wild Bill Jones / Billy In The Low Ground / Lee Highway Blues / I Am A Pilgrim / The Prisoner's Song / Sally Goodin / Faded Love / John Henry / Flat Fork
1973 LP 12" SHILOH 4084 (US) KENTUCKY COLONELS FEATURING ROLAND AND CLARENCE WHITE - Clinch Mountain Back Step / Nine Pound Hammer / Listen To The Mocking Bird / Wild Bill Jones / Billy In The Low Ground / Lee Highway / (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me / I Am A Pilgram / Prisoner's Song / Sally Goodin / Ballad Of Farmer Brown / Faded Love / John Henry / Flat Fork
1975 LP 12" BRIAR 4202 (US) LIVIN' IN THE PAST - LEGENDARY LIVE RECORDINGS - Fire On The Mountain / If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Julius Finkbine's Rag / Dark Hollow / He Said If I Be Lifted Up / Memphis Special / Shuckin' The Corn / Angel Of Death / Barefoot Nellie / Train 45 / Hard Hearted / Chug-A-Lug / Journey's End / Sheik Of Araby / A Good Woman's Love / Listen To The Mocking Bird / Old Joe Clark / Jordan / Shady Grove
1975 LP 12" BRIAR 4206 (US) LIVE IN L.A.
1976 LP 12" ROUNDER 70 (US) THE KENTUCKY COLONELS - 1965-1966 FEATURING ROLAND AND CLARENCE WHITE - New River Train / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Lee Highway Blues / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / New Soldier's Joy / Wicked Path Of Sin / Rawhide / Bucking Mule / How Mountain Girls Can Love / Black Mountain Rag / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Jimmy's Barnyard Shuffle / You Won't Be Satisfied That Way / Clich Mountain Backstep / Let Me Fall
1979 LP 12" ROUNDER 073 (US) THE WHITE BROTHERS LIVE IN SWEDEN - Tell Me Baby Why You Been Gone So Long / Banjo Boy Chimes / Last Thing On My Mind / Sally Goodin / Take A Whiff On Me / Rawhide / If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Alabama Jubilee / You Won't Be Satisfied That Way / Soldier's Joy / I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / Blackberry Blossom / New River Train
1980 LP 12" ROUNDER 98 (US) CLARENCE WHITE & THE KENTUCKY COLONELS - Alabama Jubilee / I Am A Pilgrim / Billy In The Lowground / Bury Me Beneath The Willow / Footprints In The Snow / Wildwood Flower / Farewell Blues / When You're Smiling / Prisoner's Song / Good Woman's Love / Whitewash Chimney / Listen To The Mockingbird / Teardrops In My Eye / Working On A Building
1984 LP 12" ROUNDER 0199 (US) ON STAGE - John Hardy / Used To Be / Shackles And Chains / Durham's Bluff / Mountain Dew / I Might Take You Back Again / Bluegrass Breakdown / Flop Eared Mule / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Over In The Glory Land / Reno Ride / Ocean Of Diamonds / Bending The Strings
11/1991 CD VANGUARD VCD-77004 (US) LONG JOURNEY HOME - Roll On Buddy / Bill Cheatham / There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone / Shuckin' The Corn / A Beautiful Life / Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Over In The Glory Land / Sally Ann / Brakeman's Blues / Soldiers Joy / Listen To The Mockingbird / Farewell Blues / Lonesome Road Blues / Beaumont Rag / Footprints In The Snow / Long Journey Home / In The Pines / Chicken Reel / Old Hickory / Auld Lang Syne / Nola / Flat Fork / Shady Grove
1997 CD HOLLYWOOD 167003 (US) LIVIN' IN THE PAST - LEGENDARY LIVE RECORDINGS - Introduction: Jerry Garcia / Fire On The Mountain / Introduction / If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Band Introduction / Julius Finkbine's Rag / Dark Hollow / Memphis Special / Introduction / He Said If I Be Lifted Up / Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Introduction / Lee Highway Blues / A Woman Named Ruth / Shuckin' The Corn / Ocean Of Diamonds / Angel Of Death / Introduction / Barefoot Nellie / Train 45 (Intro: Mayne SMITH) / Hard Hearted / Introduction / Chug-A-Lug / Introduction / Alabama Jubilee / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Journey's End (A Life Of Sorrow) / Introduction / Sheik Of Araby / Good Woman's Love / Mother's Milk Routine / Listen To The Mocking Bird / Old Joe Clark / Introduction / I Am A Pilgrim / Jordan / Shady Grove
01/2003 CD RURAL RHYTHM ? (US) LIVE IN L.A. - (Scotty STONEMAN & THE KENTUCKY COLONELS)
05/2003 CD DBL 1001 (US) LIVE IN STEREO - Intro / Train 45 / Green Corn / Shuckin' The Corn / Dark Hollow / Saw Creek / All The Good Times (Are Past And Gone) / Soldier's Joy / You Won't Be Satisfied / Alabama Jubilee / Columbus Stockade / Mockin' Banjo / Workin' On A Building / Prisoner's Song / It Ain't Gonna Rain No More / Johnson's Ole Gray Mule / Fair And Tender Ladies / Bluegrass Breakdown / Long Journey Home / Howdy Hoss / Shady Grove

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