b. Robert Rainey Lunn, 28 November 1912, Franklin, Tennessee, USA, d. 1966. Small is well known of Lunn’s early lifestyle, probably mainly because that he evidently expected writers to cover interviews. He might well been employed by in vaudeville before he appeared in the Grand Ole Opry in 1930, with an action that included humor and ventriloquism, but generally the gimmick that resulted in him obtaining the pseudonym of ‘the Speaking Blues Man’. A left-handed guitarist, he utilized a heavy acoustic guitar vamp like a support, while he spoken his method through recitations that occasionally included countless verses (the practice experienced previously been found in the 20s by way of a vaudeville artist known as Chris Bouchillon, whom Lunn may have observed). It really is improbable that comedy figures such as for example ‘Tooth Picking AMOUNT OF TIME IN False Tooth Valley’ would make sure stardom today, but from the mid-30s, along with his music group the Speaking Blue Kids, he was an extremely popularOpry take action and remained therefore for quite some time (he also done events with Roy Acuff and his speaking blues design was used up later by folk-singer Woody Guthrie). A mentioned useful joker, Lunn would occasionally stand in the stage door and audition any would-be Opry users, who wrongly assumed him to become the stage supervisor, in the pub. Apart from a rest during military services in World Battle II, he continued to be on theOpry until 1958 and toured with Acuff to Australia and Hawaii in 1959. He extremely hardly ever sang and his documenting career comprised an individual Starday recording. Lunn died carrying out a coronary attack in 1966.