Jalyn Records

Jalyn was owned by Jack Lynch and was located at 1806 Brown Street in Dayton (which was actually Jack’s apartment). From 1963 to 1978, Jalyn was a significant player in the bluegrass record business, issuing LPs by Ralph Stanley, Don Reno and Bill Harrell, the Goins Brothers, the Valley Ramblers, Lee Allen, and Curly Ray Cline, as well as many LPs by local bluegrass and gospel artists. One of the most interesting LPs was A Tribute To the Stanley Brothers, recorded by Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs as teenagers shortly after Ralph Stanley discovered them. Jalyn also issued approximately 100 singles, which nicely document Dayton bluegrass and bluegrass gospel of the time. Larry Sparks cut a single on Jalyn in 1966 as “Larry Sparks and the Sandy Mountain Boys” which pre-dated his recordings with Ralph Stanley.

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