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James Kimbrough

b. 1926, on the cotton plantation near Florence, Alabama, USA. He was drawn to nation music by recordings he noticed as a kid, first from the Carter Family members and in the past due 30s, the recordings of Roy Acuff. He was especially attracted to the sound from the dobro on Acuff’s recordings and was totally impressed by the playing of Pete Kirby. During services in america Navy during Globe Battle II, Kimbrough fulfilled Kirby and bought one of is own previous dobro guitars. He recalled years afterwards that ‘By enough time I acquired it, it had been the most take down dobro you ever noticed nonetheless it still acquired the sound and I used to be the happiest person in the globe’. Following the battle, Kimbrough returned towards the farm and even though he hardly ever became a complete period musician, he performed and sang with several groups. An ardent traditionalist, his vocal function was similar to Acuff’s. He also composed many songs like the biographical ‘Sundown At Our Aged House Place’ and dobro instrumentals but didn’t record until 1973. Through the 80s, he produced his very own Kimbro Records and in addition acquired produces on Cattle, a German label.

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