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Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Boots" Randolph

June 3, 1927 - July 3, 2007

 
 
"Boots" Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
1. "Boots" Randolph Marker
Inscription.  
Internationally known saxophonist, Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph attended the old Munfordville High School on this site from 1942-1944. While here he played guitar and trombone. Randolph started playing saxophone as a high school senior in Evansville, Indiana. Moving to Nashville in 1961, he became the outstanding saxophonist of his day, the first saxophonist to record with Elvis Presley. He is featured on many Presley records and eight movie sound tracks. He also recorded with Roy Orbison, Al Hirt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chet Atkins, Richie Cole, Brenda Lee, Floyd Cramer, Buddy Holly, Alabama & Johnny Cash. Randolph is famous for his 1963 #1 tune, "Yakety Sax."
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Records on which Randolph is featured:
Elvis Presley - "Return to Sender," "Reconsider Baby"
Al Hirt - "Java"
Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Blue Bayou," "In Dreams"
REO Speedwagon - "Little Queenie"
Jerry Lee Lewis - "Turn on Your Lovelight"
Brenda Lee - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "I Want to be Wanted," "I'm Sorry"
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 37° 16.197′ N, 85° 53.524′ W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on North West Street north of South Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in a small park just north of Munfordville High School between South and Union Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North West Street, Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stanley W. Cottrell Jr (here, next to this marker); Michael Louis Burd (within shouting distance of this marker); Noel "Tick" Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Bolin Munford & Eliza Wintlock Munford House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Village School (about 400 feet away); Francis Asberry Smith & Louise Thomas Smith House (about 400 feet away); The Presbyterian Church & Green River F.& A.M. Lodge #88 (about 500 feet away); Church-Hospital (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
 
Also see . . .  The Life Story of "Boots" Randolph. From the official "Boots" Randolph website. (Submitted on February 2, 2011.) 
 
"Boots" Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. "Boots" Randolph Marker
"Boots" Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
3. "Boots" Randolph Marker
Looking down West Street toward the South Street intersection.
"Boots" Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
4. "Boots" Randolph Marker
Munfordville High School in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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