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Dixie Gentlemen

An Alabama music group that was founded in 1956 and tended to specialise in the bluegrass music from the 60s as opposed to the early design of the pioneers from the genre. The initial three founding people had been Jake Landers (b. Jacob Landers, 14 August 1938, Lawrence State, Alabama, USA; electric guitar/vocals), Herschel Sizemore (b. Herschel Lee Sizemore, 8 August 1935, Sheffield, Alabama, USA; mandolin/vocals) and Rual Yarbrough (b. 13 January 1930, Lawrence State, Alabama, USA; banjo/vocals). Originally Sizemore and Yarbrough had been playing within a nation group if they fulfilled Landers, who experienced simply been released from armed service service. They created a group phoning themselves the Dixie Gentlemen. They easily found function and before past due 60s, they demonstrated a reliable and well-known take action at bluegrass locations and on numerous r / c including WMSL Decatur. Through the years the trio was became a member of by several other music artists including fiddler Vassar Clements. In 1959, they produced their 1st recordings (two gospel figures) for a little Florida label and had been offered the opportunity to offer bluegrass support on an recording with Tommy Jackson. In addition they documented an array of well-known bluegrass tunes for just two albums promptly Information billed as the Blue Ridge Hill Males. In 1963, they documented an recording for United Performers Information that was nearly completely made up of songs compiled by Landers. In 1966, they documented their final recording as the Dixie Gentlemen for an recording on Yarbrough’s Melody label. These were joined onto it by both Clements and dobroist Tut Taylor (b. Robert A. Taylor, 20 November 1923, near Milledgeville, Georgia, USA). (Yarbrough also documented a banjo recording which he received support from his co-workers.) In 1967, the Dixie Gentlemen disbanded not really because these were not really popular but as the users had the chance to become listed on better known functions. Sizemore played 1st with Jimmy Martin and, in 1969, resolved in Virginia, where he used several major organizations like the Shenandoah Cutups, as well as the Bluegrass Cardinals. Yarbrough also became a member of Martin however in 1969, he joined up with Bill Monroe’s music group until 1971. Then reunited with Landers to create the Dixiemen with whom he documented many albums. Landers produced recordings with many units but also for a time focused on his songwriting. In Dec 1972, the initial Dixie Gentlemen plus Clements documented a reunion record for Aged Homestead and in 1992, they repeated the function to record on Rutabaga. Aside from their group recordings Landers, Sizemore and Yarbrough also documented albums under their very own name.

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