“Wolverton Mountain” Performed by Claude King (1962)

June 4, 2012


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#1 Country (for 9 weeks) ,  #3 AC  &  #6 Pop

Singer/songwriter/actor Claude King was certainly no one hit wonder: he had dozens of chart makers in his country music career. But he is best remembered for his biggest hit – the country cross-over tune “Wolverton Mountain.”

If you are a Boomer I KNOW you know this song by heart!  It was an AM staple for me growing up and I knew every word to it.  This was during the time that all GOOD  music was played on AM radio, regardless of genre! It wasn’t until FM radio came along that the stations seemed to be separated by genre of music.

My earliest memory of this song was hearing it on the car radio on the  Sundays that we visited my maternal great uncle’s house after church.  I remember this song made my grandmother smile broadly. :-)

The song was composed by Merle Kilgore and Claude King.

What are your memories of this song by Claude King? I’d love to hear them.

There is a great post on “Wolverton Mountain” by Mike Sudhalter dated April 27, 2012. I just ran across it after completing my post and came back here to update my post to reference his — Nat King Cole covered “Wolverton Mountain!” Who would’a thunk it! (LOL)

Musically Yours,

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