Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
June 3, 1927 - July 3, 2007
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."
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"
Erected by The Munfordville Tourism Commission.
Location. 37° 16.197′ N, 85° 53.524′ Touch for map. Located in a small park just north of Munfordville High School between South and Union Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North West Street, Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church-Hospital (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Lily (about 800 feet away); Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (about 800 feet away); William Boone's Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hart County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hart County, 1819 (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Remarkable Kentucky Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Munfordville in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles 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.)
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