POP STONEMAN ~ GOSPEL MUSIC TREASURES, Of The Legendary Stoneman Family
Pop Stoneman is a true patriarch from among that first generation of Country entertainers that emerged in the 1920's. His music helped to define the genre that would become known as Country Music. In 1924, The Sinking Of The Titanic became Stonemans first hit recording. It was also a million seller. The song marked the beginning of a long, successful career, and has now been immortalized with its inclusion on the prestigious Smithsonian Collection. Pop Stoneman recorded over 200 songs as a solo artist from 1924 to 1934. He is also recognized for helping Ralph Peer to conduct the now-famous recording sessions that took place in Bristol, TN in 1927. Those sessions resulted in the discovery of other Country legends, Jimmie Rogers and The Carter Family. Pops own family band, The Stoneman Family, flourished in the 1960's. They had their own TV show and won the CMA Award for Vocal Group Of The Year in 1967. Pop was 70-plus years old at the time, yet he still sang most of the lead vocals for the Stoneman Family.
From Deep In The Vaults Of Starday....
The Stoneman Family recorded several albums with Starday Records in 1962 and 1963. During that time, Pop Stoneman also recorded a collection of Gospel songs on his own. Starday never released the songs, and the recordings lay dormant in the vaults of Starday until 2003. Tha is when *Moe Lytle, the current owner of the Starday recordings, listened to the songs. Moe loved the vintage recordings by one of Countrys earliest entertainers. Like found treasure - from deep in the vaults of Starday - here they are. When Pop Stoneman sings these songs, they are truly Gospel Music Treasures in their purest form.