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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:04 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
DIGITAL LIBRARY OF APPALACHIA

You're going to spend hours enjoying this one. Here's an example of why.

Discuss all the great resources here!

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GumboStu
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:42 pm Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
what a collection!

this is nice: 8th of January
it is fire on the mountain, right?

What is the significance (if any) of the 8th of january

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GumboStu
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:52 pm Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
hmm - the first state of the Union Address? (1790)
African American men gain the vote in Washington DC? (1867)
Last Battle of Crazy Horse? (1877)
Battle of Springfield? (1863)
Patent for the first punch card calculator? (1889)
Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans? (1815)
Castro takes over Santiago de Cuba? (1959)
United States debt is zero for the ONLY time? (1835)


all this and more Wink

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:54 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Yeah -- the significance is the drubbing ol' Andy Jackson's cotton-balers gave y'all on the 8th of January.

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lbrod
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:28 am Reply with quote
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One more excuse not to get anything done.
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missyjay6
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:48 am Reply with quote
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Oh man, 'tucky! This is fabulous! Some great songs there!

Will be so busy at work today and will need to try real hard not to start looking at it before I get home... Very Happy
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GumboStu
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:29 am Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
Wikipedia wrote:
Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans? (1815)

pittsyltucky wrote:
Yeah -- the significance is the drubbing ol' Andy Jackson's cotton-balers gave y'all on the 8th of January.


funny - i always thought it was (hums) "In 1814 we took a little trip ..."

no! wait! As you were. I guess they would have started out in 1814 ...

EDIT the British army was led by Major-General Pakenham, who was killed on Jan 8th:

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His body was returned in a cask of rum and buried in the Pakenham family vault in Killucan in Westmeath, Ireland. General Pakenham was also known for a surly temper and a relative was recorded as remarking "The General has returned home in better spirits than he left."

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okie dokie
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:28 am Reply with quote
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looks like i will be calling into work today, thanks tucky
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:32 am Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Look at you, Stu. Cool
Yeah, we actually got off pretty easy on that whole deal. And the one before that, too.

"I Wish To The Lord I Had Never Been Born"
Here's a version of the tune. Stumbled across a reference to it when I was listening to an interview with Richard Bigger about the Danville tobacco co-ops. There's another really good one about tobacco prices in the 20's.
That kinda stuff yanks directly on my chain - both of my grandfathers were tobacco farmers at the time and would have sold their crop at the Danville market. My maternal granfather stood to it his whole life, which became a little more certain after price stabilization. My paternal grandfather was ruined in a similar fashion to Tommy Jarrell - the last crop he grew didn't bring enough to pay the fertilizer bill so he quit the thing. He went to milling instead of moonshining, though.
All this great Virginia stuff is coming out of the collection at Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute. The place is well worth visiting, especially when they have thier Folk Life Festival in late October. The little cabin at the back of the farm there was my great, great, great, granddad's homeplace they took from nearby Thornton Mountain and reconstructed at the Institute.
I couldn't get away from this stuff even if I wanted to.

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:43 am Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
GumboStu wrote:

it is fire on the mountain, right?


I tried kinda hard to hear it, but no luck. It definately ain't what Tommy Jarrell called "Fire on the Mountain". I try not to listen to those Kentucky fiddlers, man. I like keepin' it Virgi-lina style 'round here.

okie dokie wrote:
looks like i will be calling into work today, thanks tucky


Hey - don't blame me. They put it up there. I just found it.

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Chigger
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:32 am Reply with quote
*Lucky No. 7* Joined: 30 Jul 2008 Posts: 1358 Location: McMinnville, Tennessee
GumboStu wrote:


What is the significance (if any) of the 8th of january


1935. "January 8th- I don't work on Elvis' birthday."

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lbrod
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:21 pm Reply with quote
*Bloodshot Hot Rod* Joined: 02 Jul 2008 Posts: 1358 Location: Beneath Pacheco Pass
TCB, buddy.
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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:40 pm Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
Damn I thought i knew that date from somewhere Smile

Tucky, that story makes me wonder if i've got any roots at all.

back to the archive

Anyone know Paul Crouch? (he's a Carolina fiddler - is that ok?)
Fire On The Mountain

it's only a clip but i'd love to ear the rest of it. i tried googling and found this great article which links to the same clip of Fire on the Mountain. He's still playing today. he talks about playing with Curly and Jack Shelton who are NOT The Shelton Brothers (Joe and Bob) who recorded Western swing for Decca in the 40s. I've been having fun on the internets Laughing

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:59 pm Reply with quote
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Now THAT'S "Fire on the Mountain". Laughing

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okie dokie
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:30 am Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 14 Nov 2008 Posts: 372 Location: Tulsa, OK
pittsyltucky wrote:
Now THAT'S "Fire on the Mountain". Laughing


YEAH BUDDY!!

that was waaaay to short
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Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:06 pm Reply with quote
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i likey. must be the radio edit.
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GumboStu
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:52 pm Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
Oh noo!

I'm gonna be here for hours again ... Laughing

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