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Ray Goins

This banjoist was an associate from the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, a vintage Appalachian string band whose music spanned the gap between old-time music and bluegrass, a distance that may seem minute or measurable in country miles, based on one’s perspective. He has stated that his professional profession and the normal …

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John Nesbitt

Although a good trumpet soloist, John Nesbitt was even more significant as an arranger during his fairly brief life. He obtained experience using Lillian Jones’ Jazz Hounds and Amanda Randolph. Nesbitt was connected with McKinney’s Natural cotton Pickers from 1925-31 (its important years). He was on all the Natural cotton …

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Chickie Williams

“The Girl using the Lullaby Tone of voice,” Chickie Williams was a longtime fixture of nation radio’s seminal Wheeling Jamboree, rating a high Five hit via the 1948 smash “Beyond the Sunset.” Given birth to Jessie Wanda Crupe in Bethany, WV, on Feb 13, 1919, she was a dedicated fan …

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Mayf Nutter

Singer/narrator/acting professional Mayf Nutter was created Mayfred Nutter Adamson in Jane Lew, Western Virginia to a family group of local music artists and appeared on the air at age group 12. After departing college, he got in Atlanta in the middle-’60s, where he slice his debut recordings. He relocated to …

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George Crumb

George Crumb was probably one of the most distinctive compositional voices to emerge in the next half from the twentieth hundred years. A charter person in the “New Virtuosity” motion, Crumb created an expansive musical palette mentioned for its focus on prolonged instrumental and vocal methods, its wealthy and advanced …

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Jeff Stevens

Jeff Stevens & the Bullets were a family group vocal trio formed in Alum Creek, Western Virginia in 1975 comprising brothers Jeff and Warren Stevens and cousin Terry Dotson. Jeff was created in Alum Creek and was affected as a kid from the music of Johnny Money. He and Warren …

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Ada Smith

b. Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, 14 August 1894, Alderson, Western Virginia, USA, d. 31 January 1984, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Elevated in Chicago, Illinois, Smith became a vocalist and dancer at South Part night clubs and in addition toured theatres within the Pantages and Theater Owner’s Reservation …

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Blind Joe Hill

b. Joseph Hill, 6 January 1937, Dunbar, Western world Virginia, USA, d. 17 November 1999, LA, California, USA. As a kid Hill moved along with his family members to Akron, Ohio. In his mid-teens he dropped the sight in a single eyes and over the next years eyesight of the …

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Frank Dudgeon

b. 7 Sept 1901, Jackson State, Western world Virginia, USA, d. 16 March 1987, USA. Playing electric guitar and harmonica and performing, Dudgeon was energetic in the 20s. He caused various serves and made an appearance on radio on Wheeling Jamboree. Favored by supporters of early nation music, Dudgeon, who …

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Joanne Dru

b. Joanne Letitia LaCock, 31 January 1922, Logan, Western world Virginia, USA, d. 10 Sept 1996, Beverly Hillsides, LA, California, USA. After shifting to NY in 1940 Dru proved helpful being a model and in addition danced in displays, including Al Jolson’s STORE Your Hats. After marrying vocalist Dick Haymes …

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