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Randy King

LP – Rival 29233 – “Randy King and the Country All Stars” – 1967

With Bob Perry – Ross Smith – Jimmy Cooper and Wade Roger
Country singer Randy King was born in Louisiana and worked his way to the Denver area.  He released numerous cuts for the Band Box label – five in all over a time spread of 1961 through 1966.  Blog site “North of Pueblo” documents Randy King’s Colorado (and beyond) career as a country artist.  Randy King is an inductee into The Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame – one of 10 Band Box artists to be inducted.

Randy would form The Country All Stars which included Band Box artist Bob Perry, Ross Smith, Jimmy Cooper and Wade Boger.  Perry, Smith and Boger are also all inductees into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.  Wade Boger was a Denver native and formerly with Pahashka & The Pacesetters.  He then formed a group called “Wild Country” and they performed at Aurora’s 4 Seasons Nightclub.

Ross Smith came from Utah and moved to Arvada, Colorado.  Jimmy Cooper was an Oklahoma resident who migrated to Colorado in 1960.  He backed recording star Terry Stafford for a time.

Bob Perry was from Kansas.  He played many different instruments.  He worked with major country stars including the legendary George Jones.  Perry is also an inductee into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.

From Bob Bear on the “North Of Pueblo” Blog (April, 2015):

“Randy just about had the Denver area sewed up as far as country music went in the ’60’s, probably this longest lasting gig was at Club Corner’s, west of Sheridan on 44th. He always kept the best picker’s in his group.

I played bass with him for awhile after Club Corner’s at two or three clubs along with Donnie Buzzard on steel guitar, swingin’ Sammi C on lead guitar, and Dick Steele on drums..what a great time that was! I hear Randy lives in Arizona these days.”

King, Randy

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler - North of Pueblo

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo

The advertisement below appeared in the November 27th, 1965 issue of Cashbox Magazine – (provided by Colorado Music History Blogger Lisa Wheeler)

 

45 – Band Box 270 – “Columbus Stockade” b/w “It’s All Over Now” – 1961 (unreleased)

45 – Band Box 271 – I Can’t Stop Loving You b/w The Last Show – 1961

Band Box 271 - King, Randy & Country Rhythm Boys - I Can't Stop Loving You Band Box 271 - King, Randy & Country Rhythm Boys - The Last Show

BAND BOX 271 (2)BAND BOX 271 (1)

45 – Band Box 340 The Legend of Little Orphan Joe b/w Merry Christmas – 1965

Band Box 340 - King, Randy - Legend of Little Orphan Joe Band Box 340 - King, Randy - Merry Christmas

45 – Band Box 348 – A Day of Infamy b/w In the Summer of His Years – 1964

Band Box 348 - King, Randy - In the Summer of His Years PS

Band Box 348 - King, Randy - A Day of Infamy Band Box 348 - King, Randy - In the Summer of His Years

45 – Band Box 368 – I Don’t Want To Be With Me b/w I Hope My Conscience Doesn’t Show – 1965

Band Box 368 - King, Randy - I Don't Want to Be With Me Band Box 368 - King, Randy - I Hope My Conscience Doesn't Show

Band Box 368 C - King, Randy - I Don't Want To Be With Me Band Box 368 C - King, Randy - I Hope My Conscience Doesn't Show

45 – Cheyenne – Guitar Picker’s Lament” b/w “That’s Tarzan”

45 – TNT 9009 – Whispering Wind b/w Be Bopping Baby – 1957

TNT 9009 - KING RANDY 57 - A TNT 9009 - KING RANDY 57 - B

45 – TNT 9022 – “You Wasn’t There” b/w “Thanks For Walkin’ Out” – 1957

45 – Jaybo LB 2485/2486 – “It’s Me Again” b/w “The Last Show” – 1961

45 – Enterprise 104 – “Fool The World” b/w “Hearts Entwined” – 1962

Enterprise 104 - King, Randy - Fool the World Enterprise 104 - King, Randy - Hearts Entwined

45 – Radco 101 –  “Can You Be Sure” b/w “In Your Arms Again” (this probably is a vanity label by King) – 1963

Radco 101 - King, Randy - SURE Radco 101 - King, Randy - In Your Arms Again

45 – Rival 3166 – “Consider Me Gone” b/w “Laugh A Little” – 1966

45 – Rival 3167 – “Don’t Wait For Me” b/w “The Nashville Special” – 1967

King, Randy - Rival - DON'T WAIT King, Randy - Rival - Nashville Special

45 – Rival 3168 – “The Prisoners Dream” b/w “Memphis” – 1967

45 – Stop ST 265 – “Total Surrender” b/w “Sunset and Wine”

45 – Rival 6171 – “To Save My Heart” b/w “When Your Memory Comes Up” – 1971

RIVAL 6161 - KING RANDY SAVE MY HEARTRIVAL 6161 - KING RANDY MEMORY

45 – L-O Cowpokes 1002 – Tennessee Polka b/w Fame & Fortune

LO COWPOKES - KING RANDY 1002 A LO COWPOKES - KING RANDY 1002 B

45 – L-O Cowpokes 1010 – “Amarillo U.S.A.” b/w “Life Gets Teejus”

LP – Rival 29233 – “Randy King and the Country All Stars Live” – 1967

KING RANDY (2) KING RANDY (1)

KING RANDY - RIVAL - RA KING RANDY - RIVAL - RB

 

 

 

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