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Jimmy Driftwood

Jimmy Driftwood was born James Corbitt Morris in 1907. He lived until 1998 and in that time he is said to have written over 6000 songs, over 300 of which were recorded by various people. Among the tunes he wrote was Battle of New Orleans,… Read More

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Songs about boats

I don’t think I’d made a post about boat songs before, but there are quite a few good ones to choose from. Do you have any faves? Let’s start with the Ozark Highballers performing the Stephen Foster tune, The Glendy Burke. The Glendy Burke was… Read More

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Yellow Jacket

I came across somebody’s shaky video from a jam session somewhere in which they play a tune called Yellow Jacket. I love this tune. I think this one is from the late Garry Harrison (please correct me if I’m wrong on that if there are… Read More

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Death is only a Dream

Here’s a haunting song…4 versions here, all good. I’m not sure of the origins of this one…associated with The Carter Family and also the Stanley Brothers. Hopping Jenny The Henry Brothers Edward Clayborn Meredith Axelrod

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At the end of 2015, I read many articles about all the music stars who passed in 2016. Today I’d like to salute one more performer who was very very well known within his own musical world, but his passing did not get a mention… Read More