Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ralph Raulerson

Ralph Raulerson and The Countrymen
L- R George Smith, Roger Lablanc, Ralph Raulerson, Wes Hollingsworth and David Brooks
Photo probably from early 70s, location Dundee Florida. Photogrepher unknown at this time.

Lets go back to the seventies and listen to a couple of songs by Ralph Raulerson and his band The Countrymen.

Ralph was very popular in SW Florida back in the seventies. Folks would come from all near by counties to hear him and his band sing real traditional country music. And if you were home you could just turn on your radio, tune to one of our local country music stations and you could probably hear one of his records being played there.

We lost Ralph on the 11th of this month, Feb 11, 2018. He was 77 years old.

So many of us will always remember Ralph as one of the good guys who played "REAL country music, and wanted no part of what's been called country music for quite a few years now.

Below is a couple of songs from Ralph One is his cover of Willie's "The Party's Over" this did very well for Ralph on the local scene. It was on the radio very regularly, many a 45s were worn out and replaced on local jukeboxes, and of course many folks baught his 45 of this song. The other one is one he wrote called "It Breaks My Heart" (To Have To Let You Go) featuring the fiddle work of George Smith. Just click on title to listen.

Please note, I in no way make any profits from the music listed on these pages. All music is from my private collection,  and is posted here for your personal listening pleasure or educational purposes.

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