Tag: On This Day

On This Day #39 – Jimmy Martin

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On This Day  … On May 14, 2005, Jimmy Martin passed away. Ten years ago today, James Henry Martin passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, having been diagnosed with bladder cancer over a year earlier. He was aged 77. The Toronto Star called him “one of the greatest […]

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On This Day #38 – Carroll Best

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On This Day…… On May 8, 1995, Carroll Best was shot dead by his brother Sam. He was 64 years of age. Hugh Carroll Best Jr, from the Crabtree community of Haywood County, North Carolina, was a master of the melodic or fiddle-style of playing […]

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On this Day #38 – Flatt & Scruggs

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On this Day … On Saturday, April 11, 1953, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys (Curly Seckler, Benny Martin, bass player unknown, but may have been Red Murphy) performed at the Mosque Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, along with Lefty Frizzell, Wayne Raney, […]

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On This Day #37 – Paul Williams

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On this day… On March 30, 1935, Paul Williams was born in Wytheville, Virginia. He was raised in eastern Tennessee. “Williams” was actually the stage name for Paul McCoy Humphrey. It was the name that he adopted when he joined the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers in […]

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On This Day #36 – Don Law

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day …… On December 20, 1982, Don Law, producer, died in La Marque, Galvaston, Texas. Don Law was the producer of some exceptional recordings by stellar bluegrass acts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys and Jim & Jesse and […]

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On This Day #35 – Introducing James King

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ………. On December 8, 1985, James King recorded tracks for his album Introducing James King. In sessions that took place over two days – December 8 and December 9, 1985 – James King, with the help of Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain […]

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On This Day #35 – Flatt & Scruggs

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day ….. On October 24, 1951, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs recorded ‘Tis Sweet to Be Remembered and Earl’s Breakdown. During an afternoon session at the Castle Studio set up at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Flatt and Scruggs recorded […]

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On This Day #34 – Bass Mountain Boys

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On this day …… On August 18, 1992, the Bass Mountain Boys released their first Pinecastle CD, Carolina Calling Me (PRC 1011). The 14 tracks were recorded at the Doobie Shea Studios, Ferrum, Virginia, by Steve Dilling [vocals/guitar /banjo], Johnny Ridge [vocals/guitar/fiddle], Mike “Hitman” Wilson […]

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On This Day #32 – Lester Flatt Centennial

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day …. On June 19, 1914, Lester Flatt was born in Duncan’s Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee. Had he lived until today he would be 100 years old. Lester Raymond Flatt, the singer and guitarist (and occasional mandolin player), first came to prominence as […]

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On This Day #30 – Country Gazette Live

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day …. On May 27 1985, a re-united version of Country Gazette was filmed live in Kyoto, Japan, recording a show for a commercial video (MAPS Video-004). The Country Gazette Reunion Band was Alan Munde (banjo), Roland White (guitar and mandolin), Byron Berline […]

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