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Pappy Gube Beaver

b. Parlin Kenneth Beaver, 7 March 1919, Newport, Tennessee, USA. Beaver, who originally sang old-time ballads and performed electric guitar and harmonica, became a normal on Cas Walker’s well-known WROL Knoxville present in 1940. Little in stature, he obtained the nickname of Gube (brief for goober or peanut) from his …

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