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Cooper, Stoney, b. Harmon, W. Va.; w. Wilma Lee Leary; d. Carol Lee Cooper Snow. Plays fiddle. Entertain­ment experience: WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, W. Va.; Fairmont, W. Va.; Harrisonburg, Va.; Chicago, 111.; WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance, Richmond, Va.; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1957—. Re­corded for Columbia and Hickory Records. Album: There's a Big Wheel. Songs recorded: W. Va. Polka; Thirty Pieces of Silver; The Golden Rockett; The Leg­end of the Dogwood Tree; Willie Roy, The Crippled; Just for a While; How It Hurts to Be Alone; Please Help Me If I Am Wrong; Each Season Changes You; I Want to Be Loved; Cheated Too; This Crazy, Crazy World; There's a Big Wheel; Walking My Lord Up Cal­vary's Hill; Come Walk with Me; The Tramp on the Street; The Canadian Reel; Big Midnight Special; Ra­chel's Guitar; I've Been Cheated Too; Diamond Joe; The White Rose; Not Anymore; We Make a Lovely Couple; Row Two, Seat Three; Loving You; This Thing Called Man; My Heart Keeps Crying; I Tell My Heart; He Taught Them How; Is It Right; X Marks the Spot; etc. Honors: Library of Music, Harvard University, voted the Coopers the most authentic mountain singing group in America, 1950. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Cooper, Wilma Lee Leary, b. Valley Head, W. Va. h. Stoney Cooper; d. Carol Lee Cooper Snow. Schools attended: Elkins High School, Elkins, W. Va.; and Davis and El-kins College, Elkins, W. Va., B.A. Degree. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, JV. Va.; WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance, Richmond, Va.; WWVA Jamboree; and WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, 1957—. For Columbia and Hick­ory records, see Stoney Cooper. Writer of: Cheated Too, 1956; Heartbreak Street, 1959; He Taught Them How, 1958; I Tell My Heart, 1957; Loving You, 1957; My Heart Keeps Crying, 1957; Tomorrow I'll Be Gone, 1959; and co-writer of Big Midnight Special, 1959. Hon­ors: Library of Music, Harvard University, voted the Coopers the most authentic mountain singing group in
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