Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)

Date: May 23, 1998

Source: S1576 , Container 77 , D98-15

Type: Sound

Download: MP3

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  • Introduction
  • Air Mail Special
  • Are You Tired of Me My Darling
  • Unidentified song
  • Puppy Love
  • Let Me Whisper
  • Cincinnati Rag
  • Little Cabin Home on the Hill
  • Cash on the Barrel Head
  • Hard Hearted
  • Dixie Hoe Down
  • I Love Nobody But You
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • The Golden Rocket
  • Old Joe Clark
  • I Saw the Light
  • Keep on the Sunny Side of Life

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  • One digital audio tape (DAT). Jim and Jesse were brothers from Virginia who began performing as a bluegrass-country music duo in 1945. Later they formed the Virginia Boys to back them up. Florida fiddler Vassar Clements was once a member. In the late 1950s, they played the Suwannee River Jamboree in Live Oak, a weekly country music show broadcast live on WNER. In 1959, Martha White flour became their sponsor (as they were for Flatt and Scruggs), and in 1964 became members of the Grand Old Opry. The band consisted of Jim (guitar/vocals), Jesse (mandolin/vocals), Luke McNight (mandolin; grandson of Jesse), Tom Ewing (bass), Jim Britton (banjo), and Gordon Reed (fiddle).

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