Banjoiste et chanteur Bluegrass US né le 6 Mars 1928 à Ameagle, Raleigh County (Virginie de l'Ouest). Don Stover à joué avec les Lilly Brothers et fut membre des Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. Il est décédé le 11 Novembre 1996 à Brandywine (Maryland).

Don Stover was one of bluegrass' best loved musicians. A benefit concert, featuring Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Laurie Lewis, Chesapeake, Bill Keith and Jim Rooney, at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts in November 1994, raised more than nine thousand dollars for Stover to undergo a brain tumor operation. A video of the event was subsequently released by Homespun Tapes.
Stover was instrumental in spreading bluegrass in the northeast as a member of The Lilly Brothers, the house band at Boston's Hillbilly Ranch from 1952 until 1970. Except for a short stint when he joined Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, in 1957, Stover performed with The Lilly Brothers at the club six shows a week, fifty weeks a year as well as on a daily radio show broadcast by WCOP. A performance by Stover and The Lilly Brothers on July 4, 1967 was taped and released as "Live At The Hillbilly Ranch" in 1996. Although the group disbanded in 1970, Stover continued to influence a new generation of bluegrass players. In addition to forming a new band, The White Oak Mountain Boys, Stover recorded a solo album, "Things In Life," featuring mandolinist David Grisman. Originally released in 1972, the album was reissued in 1995.
Although he initially played banjo in the clawhammer style that he was taught by his mother, Stover altered his approach after hearing a Grand Ole Opry broadcast featuring Earl Scruggs playing in the moremelodic, three finger, style with Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass Boys. During the 1940s, Stover balanced a full time job as a coal miner with performances with The Coal River Valley Boys.
In the mid-1970s, Stover relocated to Maryland. He succumbed to cancer on November 11, 1996 at the age of 68. 

Talents : Banjo, Vocals

Style musical : Bluegrass, Old-Timey

SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (1962) (with the Lilly Brothers)

SINNER YOU BETTER GET READY (1962) (with the Lilly Brothers)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

02/1957 SP EVENT E-4261 (US) . LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Tragic Romance / Are You Tired Of Me, My Darling
02/1959 SP EVENT E-4272 (US) . LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - John Henry / Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy To Me
198? SP Strictly Country SCR 45-1 (NL)

A.G. & Kate, Don Stover, Red Rector - My Ship Will Sail / I'll Never Let You Worry My Mind Anymore

Albums

03/1962 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FA 2433 (US) FOLK SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - In My Dear Old Southern Home / Midnight On The Stormy Deep / Forgotten Soldier Boy / Banks Of The Ohio / Where Is My Sailor Boy? / Sinner You Better Get Ready / What Would You Give In Exchange? / Oh, Hide You In The Blood / Old Joe Clark / Little Annie / Neath That Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone / Barbara Allen / John Hardy / Cornbread And 'lasses And Sassafras Tea / The Waves On The Sea / Saints Go Marching In
05/1971 LP 12" COUNTY 729 (US) EARLY RECORDINGS - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy / Tragic Romance / Southern Skies / Long Journey Home / Wheel Hoss / When The Saints Go Marching In / John Henry / Are You Tired Of Me My Darling / Little Annie / Weeping Willow / Riding On My Saviour's Train
1971 LP 12" GLOBE SJET 8325 (US) AT HILLBILLY RANCH - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Row Us Over The Tide  / Katie Hill / Old Kentucky Shore / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / Nine Pound Hammer / Bury Me 'neath The Weepin' Willow / Ramshackle Shack In Caroline  / Red Wing / Yum, Yum / Picture On The Wall / Philadelphia Lawyer / Forgotten Soldier Boy / Mountain Dew / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Cripple Creek
1971 LP 12" Lilly Brothers 4443 (US)

Live In Tokyo - Japan Part 1 - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Introduction: Why Did You Wander - New River Train / Roll Us Over The Tide / Bluegrass Breakdown / We Shall Meet / I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / Ol' Liza Jane / Blue Moon Of Kentucky - I Live On / Orange Blossom Special

1972 LP 12" ROUNDER 0014 (US)
Things In Life - Done Gone / Sunbonnet Mother / Ole Liza Jane / White Oak Breakdown / The Old Coon Dog / Lonesome Pine Breakdown / Valley Of Peace / Black Diamond / Old Reuben No. 1 / Rockwood Deer Chase / Long Chain Charlie And Moundsville / Birdie / Things In Life / Patty On The Turnpike
03/1973 LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHS 90011 (US) WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINER'S BLUES - Don STOVER & The WHITE OAK MOUNTAIN BOYS - West Virginia Coal Miner's Blues / When The Sun Goes Down / Marching Through Georgia / Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Keep My Skillet Good-N-Greasy / Old Dan Tucker / Didn't They Crucify My Lord / I'll Be Myself Again / Sourwood Mountain / Salt River / Greenback Dollar / Union County / I've Still Got Ninety Nine / Driftin' Too Far From Shore
12/1973 LP 12" COUNTY 742 (US) WHAT WILL I LEAVE BEHIND - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - I Would Not Be Denied / In A Little Village Churchyard / On My Way To Glory / What Will I Leave Behind / What Would The Profit Be / Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / I'll Live On / I Need The Prayers Of Those I Love / Sunny Side Of Life / The Dying Boy's Prayer / The Great Reaping Day / I Have Found The Way
1974 LP 12" ROUNDER 0039 (US)

Don Stover And The White Oak Mountain Boys - Careless Love / Suicide Blues / Wreck On The Highway / Tom Cattin' / Lorene / Noah And The Ark / Shady Grove / Wings Of Death / Making It Up / Ramblin' And Gamblin' / The Great Judgment Morning / Swing Them Pretty Girls Round / Picked Up A Hammer And Knocked Them On The Head / Steel Guitar Rag / Heavenly Light Is Shining

05/1974 LP 12" TOWA TWA 101 S (JAP) HOLIDAY IN JAPAN, PART 1 - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Why Did You Wander / Introduction / Valley Of Peace / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Unknown / Weeping Willow / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / The Rosewood Casket / Billy In The Low Ground / Little Annie / Fire In The Mountain / Red Wing
12/1974 LP 12" TOWA TWA 102 S (JAP) HOLIDAY IN JAPAN, PART 2 - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Long Journey Home / Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me / June Apple / Unknown / Nine Pound Hammer / Wildwood Flower / Sunbonnet Mother / Orange Blossom Special / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone
12/1974 LP 12" TOWA TWA 103 S (JAP) HOLIDAY IN JAPAN, PART 3 - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Campin' In Canaan's Land / White Oak Mountain Breakdown / I Would Not Be Denied / I Am A Pilgrim / Darlin' Nellie Grey / Yum, Yum / Mountain Dew / Waves On The Sea / Red Wing
10/1975 LP 12" TOWA TWA 104 (JAP) DOWN HOME GUITAR - Everett Allan LILLY & Don COVER - Arkansas Traveler / Shady Grove / Workman's Creek / Take Me Home, Country Roads / You Are My Flower / June Apple / Billy In The Lowground / You Are Learning / McDough Hollow / Daddy Frank / Salt River / Sayonara
02/1976 LP 12" ROUNDER 0039 (US)
DON STOVER & THE WHITE OAK MOUNTAIN BOYS - Careless Love / Suicide Blues / Wreck On The Highway / Tom Cattin' / Lorene / Noah And His Ark / Shady Grove / Wings Of Death / Making It Up / Ramblin' And Gamblin' / Great Judgement Morning / Swing Them Pretty Girls 'round / Picked Up A Hammer / Steel Guitar Rag / Heavenly Light Is Shining
05/1990 LP 12" WHITE OAK WO 101 (US) MY BLUE RIDGE MEMORIES - Don STOVER & FRIENDS - My Blue Ridge Memories / Floggin' The Five / New Deep River / Six Month's Ain't Long / Reuben Got Drunk / Maple Sugar / Tom Dooley / Footprints In The Snow / Shady Grove / The Billboard Song / My Last Reuben / End Of Memory Lane
1990 LP 12" WHITE OAK WO 102 (US)

Live At Davis And Elkins College - John Hardy / Poor Ellen Smith / You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey When You Grow Old / Things In Life / Moonshine Tales / Kill That Shanghai Rooster / I Never Will Marry / There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea / I'm Head Over Heels In Love / Old Coon Dog / This World Is Not My Home

1991 CD REBEL 1688 (US) EARLY RECORDINGS - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy / Tragic Romance / Southern Skies / Long Journey Home / Wheel Hoss / When The Saints Go Marching In / John Henry / Are You Tired Of Me, My Darling? / Little Annie / Weeping Willow / Riding On My Saviour's Train
02/1992 LP 12" WHITE OAK WO 103 (US)

Live From The Moose Lodge! - Don STOVER with Mac MARTIN - Down In Union County / Cabin In Caroline / Joke / Tragic Romance - What A Friend / Katy Cline / Earl's Breakdown / Wandering Boy / Old Reuben #1 / The Old Man's Story / Talking Blues / Over The Hills To The Poorhouse / Cripple Creek - Jed Clampett / Your Love Is Like A Flower / Roll On Buddy / Darling Nellie Across The Sea / Sitting On Top Of The World 

1995 CD ROUNDER CD 0014 (US) THINGS IN LIFE - Don STOVER & The WHITE OAK MOUNTAIN BOYS - Done Gone / Sunbonnet Mother / Ole Liza Jane / White Oak Breakdown / The Old Coon Dog / Lonesome Pine Breakdown / Valley Of Peace / Black Diamond / Old Reuben no. 1 / Rockwood Deer Chase / Long Chain Charlie And Moundsville / Birdie / Things In Life / Paddy On The Turnpike 
10/1996 CD HAY HOLLER HH-CD 1333 (US) LIVE AT HILLBILLY RANCH - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Flint Hill / Forsaken Love / Billboard Song / Walking With You In My Dreams / Katy Cline / Picture On The Wall / Knoxville Girl / Down In Caroline / Shuckin' The Corn / Lonely Moon / Hide Ye In The Blood / Watermelon Hanging On The Vine / The Old Man's Story / Randy Lynn Rag / Joy Bells / Foggy Mountain Top / Shenandoah Breakdown / I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home / Distant Drums / When Our Lord Shall Come Again / False Hearted Lover / Lightning Express / Birdie
01/1999 CD FANTASY PRCD 9919-2 (US) THE PRESTIGE / FOLKLORE YEARS - VOLUME FIVE - HAVE A FEAST HERE TONIGHT - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Bluegrass Breakdown  / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Why Did You Wonder? / Miller's Cave / Wildwood Flower / Katy Hill / Have A Feast Here Tonight / Rollin' On / Beneath The Old Southern Sky / Storms Are On The Ocean / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / That Star Belongs To Me / Billy In The Low Ground / We Shall Meet Some Day / Goodbye Maggie / Trouble Trouble / Long Black Veil / Butcher Boy / Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Weeping Willow Tree / There'll Come A Time / Open Up Them Pearly Gates / Rosewood Casket / Jack And Mae
08/2002 CD ROUNDER 82161-1109-2 (US) ON THE RADIO 1952-1953 - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Why Don't You Tell Me / That Star Belongs To Me / Here Rattler Here / Rawhide / Girl With The Blue Velvet Band / Why Did You Wander / Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good / The Old Man's Story / I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / No Mother Or Dad / Cumberland Gap / The Old Home Town / Good Old Mountain Dew / What Is A Home Without Love / We're Going To Have A Big Time Here Tonight / When The Saints Go Marching In / Sinner You Better Get Ready / The Prisoner's Song / Cumberland Gap
2002 CD ROUNDER CD 0014 (US) Things In Life - Done Gone / Sunbonnet Mother / Ole Liza Jane / White Oak Breakdown / The Old Coon Dog / Lonesome Pine Breakdown / Valley Of Peace / Black Diamond / Old Reuben No. 1 / Rockwood Deer Chase / Long Chain Charlie And Moundsville / Birdie / Things In Life / Patty On The Turnpike
2002 CD REBEL REB-CD-1688 (US)

Early Recordings - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy To Me / Tragic Romance / Southern Skies / Long Journey Home / Wheel Hoss / When The Saints Go Marching In / John Henry / Are You Tired Of Me My Darling / Little Annie / Weeping Willow / Riding On My Savior's Train

08/2003 CD REBEL REB-CD-1788 (US) WHAT WILL I LEAVE BEHIND - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - I Would Not Be Denied / In A Little Village Churchyard / On My Way To Glory / What Will I Leave Behind / What Would The Profit Be / Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / I'll Live On / I Need The Prayers Of Those I Love / On The Sunny Side Of Life / The Dying Boy's Prayer / The Great Reaping Day / I Have Found The Way
04/2005 CD FOLKWAYS CD 40158 (US) BLUEGRASS AT THE ROOTS - LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - In My Dear Old Southern Home / Midnight On The Stormy Sea / Forgotten Soldier Boy / Down On The Banks Of The Ohio / Where Is My Sailor Boy? / Sinner, You Better Get Ready / What Would You Give In Exchange? / Oh, Hide You In The Blood / Little Annie / 'Neath That Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone / Barbara Allen / The Fox And Hounds / John Hardy / Old Joe Clark / Salt River / Cornbread And 'lasses And Sassafras Tea / The Waves On The Sea / Saints Go Marching In
2017 2 CD Sheppey CD45A/B (NL)

Good Friends - Vol. 1 & 2 - A.G. & Kate, Don Stover, Red RECTOR :
CD 1 : VOL. 1 : My ship will sail / Dialogue / Sunbonnet Mother / Dialogue / Noah And His Ark / Dialogue / The Old Country Preacher / I'm A Pilgrim / I'll Never Let You Worry My Mind Anymore / Dialogue / Long Chain Charley And Moundsville / Dialogue / Somebody Loves You Darling / Dialogue / Damn Good Friends
CD 2 : VOL. 2 : Things In Life / Dialogue / The Old Country Preacher / Dialogue / Sun Bonnet Mother / If You See My Saviour / I'm A Pilgrim / Somebody Loves You Darling / Long Chain Charley And Moundsville / High In The Fields / Dialogue / I'll Never Let You Worry My Mind Anymore / Dialogue / Damn Good Friends

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