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Randy Sparks

g, voc, *1933 US, Leavenworth, Kansas
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of World, Folk and Pop
A.k.a. Lloyd A. Sparks

Randy Sparks (born 29 July 1933, Leavenworth, Kansas) is a musician, singer-songwriter and founder of The New Christy Minstrels and The Back Porch Majority. Sparks grew up in Oakland, California and attended the University of California at Berkeley. his first musical engagement was at the Purple Onion in San Francisco. In the late 1950s he had a solo career and released two albums on the Verve label, a self-titled album in 1958 and Walking the Low Road in 1959. The single, "Walkin' The Low Road", had previously reached the Cashbox magazine Top 60. In 1960 he formed a trio called "The Randy Sparks Three" and had an album by that same name. He wrote the song "Today" which was a hit for the New Christy Minstrels for their 1964 album of the same title for Columbia Records (CL 2159/CS 8959) and

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Banjo
Genres
  • World
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
(At) The End Of A RainbowRandy Sparks1989Single
Oh Yes, I'm A Wonderful Person And Other Musical Adventures In Our Search For Greater Self-EsteemRandy Sparks1988Album
Hazy SunshineRandy Sparks1971Album
Angel Unchained (Original Soundtrack)Randy Sparks1970Album
Hang Your Hat On The WindWalt Disney Studio Featuring Randy Sparks1969Album
Haight-Ashbury BluesRandy Sparks1967Single
I Can't Help ItRandy Sparks1965Single
Follow Me / My Love, My HappinessRandy Sparks1965Single
Johnny Rivers, Ricky Nelson, Randy SparksJohnny Rivers, Ricky Nelson, Randy Sparks1964Compil.
At The End Of The Rainbow / Julie KnowsRandy Sparks1964Single
The New Christy Minstrels Tell Tall Tales! Legends And NonsenseThe New Christy Minstrels : Randy Sparks1963Album
The Big Night / South CoastRandy Sparks1960Single
Walkin' The Low RoadRandy Sparks1959Album
Birmingham Train / A Girl Like YouRandy Sparks1959Single
Walkin' The Low Road / Jamaica FishermanRandy Sparks1958Single
That Lucky Old SunRandy Sparks1958Single
Down Thunder Road / The HangmanRandy Sparks1958Single
Sweden Karusell EPRandy Sparks1958Single
No, No, Napoleon / I'll Be TrueRandy Sparks1958Album
Strange Are The Ways Of LoveRandy Sparks1958Single
Randy SparksRandy Sparks1958Album
These Thousand Hills / I Never Had A ChanceRandy SparksSingle
Bright Moon, Bright Star / Once They Were Young / No No Napoleon / I'll Be TrueRandy Sparks with Barney Kessel And His OrchestraSingle
Jamaica FishermanRandy SparksSingle
Good Intentions / I'll Fall In Love In The SpringRandy SparksSingle
Cracker Jack Ring / Make Her MineRandy SparksSingle
R. S. & The B.P.M. Initial AlbumRandy Sparks, The Back Porch MajorityAlbum
Hazy SunshineRandy SparksSingle
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