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Voted Best Instrumental Group of 1955. Address: Box 30, Live Oak, Florida.
Stanley, Ralph Edmond, b. 2/25/27, Stratton, Va.; plays banjo. Attended Big Oak Grade Schl., Stratton, Va.; and Ervinton High Schl., Nora, Va., 1939-44. Entertain­ment experience: WNVA, Norton, Va., 1946; WCYB, Bristol, Va., 1946; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La., 1951; WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance, Richmond, Va., 1955; TV, Huntington, W. Va.; TV, Bluefield, W. Va.; TV Shows, Fla., 1958—. 150 songs recorded on Colum­bia, 1947-50; Mercury, 1950-5; and King, 1955—. See Carter Stanley for songs recorded. How Far to Little Rock was most popular song. Voted best instrumental group of 1955. Address: Box 30, Live Oak, Florida.
Starcher, Buddy E., b. 3/16—; Ripley, W. Va.; w. Mary Ann Vasas. Attended Nicholas County grade schools, W. Va. Worked on farm. Plays guitar. Entertainment experi­ence: WFBR, Baltimore, Md., 1928; WCHS, Charleston, W. Va., 1933-6; Old Farm Hour, Charleston, W. Va., 1937-39; WMMN, Fairmont, W. Va, 1939-41; WSVA, Har­risonburg, Va, 1942-3; KXEL, Waterloo, Iowa, 1943-5; WPDX, Clarksburg, W. Va.; WCAU, Philadelphia, Pa, 1949-51; Radio and TV, Miami, Fla, 1951-6; Radio and TV, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1956-8; Greenville, S. C; Apollo, Pa.; Chambersburg, Pa.; WSVA and WSVA, Harrison­burg, Va, 1958-60; WCHS-TV, Charleston, W. Va, 1960—. 4-Star, Deluxe, Columbia and Starday Records. Songs recorded: New Wildwood Flower, 1950; Walk Lightly, 1950; Isn't He Wonderful, 1950; I Planted a Rose, 1950; Beyond the Sunset, 1950; Facing the World Alone, 1950; Colored Girl's Funeral, 1951; Leave One Token of Love, 1951; Old Pal of Yesterday, 1951; I'll Forgive But Never Forget, 1951; Pale Wildwood Flower, 1959; Battle of New Orleans, 1959; Billy the Kid, 1959; Runnin' Away, 1959; Cryin', 1959; Ace of Hearts, 1959; etc. Most popular song was Beyond the Sunset. Writer of: Fll Still Write Your Name in the Sand, 1933; Words to: Pale Wildwood Flower, 1936; Cryin', 1958; Runnin' Away from the Blues, 1959; Billy the Kid, 1959; Song of the Waterwheel, 1940; A Faded Rose, A Broken Heart, 1943; The Fire in My Heart, 1944; Ace of Hearts, 1959;

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