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I am a late discoverer of Elton Britt. For a short time, I actually had his record of “When the Roses Bloom Again”/“There’s A Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere” on Bluebird record B-9000 and the record was in perfect condition until I accidentally broke it one day by leaning on it. Now I have it on my hard drive on my computer. I do have two other 78s by him: “I Hung My Head and Cried”/“Buddy Boy”-Bluebird B-9023 and “Someday You’ll Want Me to Want You”/“The Best Part of Travel” where he is accompanied by the Skytoppers-RCA Victor 20-1864.
I am impressed by the musical accompaniment on Britt’s records. I wonder who his sidemen are. The label doesn’t list their names.


Bob Wasserman
Wethersfield, CT


Elton Britt also has a son, Todd James Bishop, who was born on February 2, 1972 to Nancy Hanks and Elton Britt. He has visited with the family in Arkansas and with Jebbie Britt in Hagerstown, MD, on occasion. He was with Elton and Nancy when Elton had his heart attack and passed. I am Todd's wife.
Kay Bishop
Berkeley Springs, WV


With RCA records, he had 11 Top 10 songs on the country charts and one on the pop charts.

Chuck White
DeQueen, AR


Lucky Shore and I (Jerry Lee) were members of the staff band for WCOP managed by Aubrey Mayhew during the early 1950s. Lucky played steel and we backed Elton at WBZ-TV and also "The Hayloft Jamboree" at the Hancock Building in Boston, Mass. I have never seen a mention of this period of time in his career. Elton was humble and very well liked and respected by all.
Geraldine B. Rodgers
Groveland, FL