I recently came across a great article, very detailed, on the old King Records label, founded in the 1950s by the legendary Syd Nathan. The piece, by Cincinnati music critic and sometimes bluegrass bassist Larry Nager, covers the entirety of the spectrum of musical styles issued by King through the years, from blues, R&B, country, to bluegrass. The Stanley Brothers’ album pictured above, King 719, Includes Finger-Poppin’ Time and How Mountain Girls Can Love.
Click here for the article’s URL. Once there, you may be asked for a username, e-mail address, and password. Type in anything you like, but use the password: “yum”. It’s worth the effort!