I wandered again
To my home in the mountains
Where in youth’s early dawn
I was happy and free.
I look for my friends,
But I never could find ’em.
I found they were all
Rank strangers to me.
Albert E. Brumley
“Rank Strangers To Me” is a song written/arranged by Albert E. Brumley.
Albert Edward Brumley
October 29, 1905
near Spiro, Oklahoma, United States
November 15, 1977 (aged 72)
Powell, Missouri, United States
Albert Edward Brumley (1905–1977) was an American shape note gospel music composer and publisher.
“I’ll Fly Away,” “Turn Your Radio On,” “If We Never Meet Again (This Side of Heaven),” “I’ll Meet You In The Morning,”, “He Set Me Free” & “Rank Strangers To Me” are among a host of favorites written by Albert E. Brumley. He wrote over 800 songs. He established the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Sing (now Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing) in 1969 in Springdale, Arkansas. Brumley has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
August 27, 1925
Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia,U.S.A.
December 1, 1966 (aged 41)
Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Guitarist, singer, songwriter
Rich-R-Tone, Columbia, Mercury,Starday, King
The Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe
Carter Glen Stanley (August 27, 1925 – December 1, 1966) was a bluegrass music lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitar player. He formed the Stanley Brothers band together with his brother Ralph. The Stanley Brothers are generally acknowledged as the first band after Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys to play in the bluegrass genre. According to some historians, their recording of “Molly and Tenbrooks” (aka “The Racehorse Song”) marked the beginning of bluegrass as a genre.