Elton Britt And The Beaver Valley Sweethearts – The Rovin' Gambler (1952).



(Written via John Jacob Niles). Complete Name “The Rovin’ Gambler” (Lover’s Hand In Hearts) (Organized via Elton Britt). Issued on RCA Victor 4833 A. Recorded 11 …

3 Replies to “Elton Britt And The Beaver Valley Sweethearts – The Rovin' Gambler (1952).”

  1. This may have been collected by John Jacob Niles, but I'm pretty sure that he didn't write it. There are many floating verses associated with this song. I suspect it has it's roots in the UK.

  2. My all time favourite version of this old folk tune – and what a line up backing Elton Britt and the Wilson sisters. Top NY band leader Marty Gold & session drummer Phil Kraus alongside the legendary George Barnes together with Nashville musicians Bud Isaacs (steel) , Ernie Newton (bass) & Eddie Hill ( rhythm guitar). Wonder what those guys were doing so far from home up in the Big Apple in June 1952?

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