Sunday, November 30, 2008

Freight Train Boogie

Red Foley

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

Delmore Brothers

Okie Doke featuring Orville Johnson

Ramblin Jug Stompers With Evan Conway

Country Fried Grass

Chet Atkins and Doc Watson

Delmore Brothers

The Delmore Brothers Pan Ammerican Boogie


Anonymous said...

These old songs are great. My great Uncle Floyd Henderson used to play fiddle in one of Red's traveling bands. He wrote a song they used to play, "Leave the Sears catalog in the Old Outhouse," which was a hit on what they use to call the old corncob pipe circuit. They would start in Snowball, Arkansas and play all the way up to around West Plains. Do you have any additional video of Red. I was hoping to catch my uncle.

Busplunge said...

Snowball, Arkansas, I had forgotten about that place. We had some friends who bought property down there in the early 70s.

Anonymous said...

I had kin that settled in Snowball early on. One of my Grandfather's sisters, Ida May Henderson, used to waterwitch for the farmers around there. Family legend says that when Ida May died that farmers walked or rode horses and mules for over a hundred miles to pay their respects. My Dad remembers her just faintly, said that she would sneer at him and say, "Are ya up to no good, cause I got a switch for ya if you are." Would scare the hell out of him.

Unknown said...

Outstanding collection of versions, Jim .... good work here.
--kelly k