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Frank Blevins and His Tar Heel Rattlers playing Sally Ann

By Kenneth Rainey. Filed under: Audio, TweedBlog.

Frank Blevins led a trio or North Carolinians through some of the most striking performances of old time country music ever put to record. Blevins plays and since with a world-weary intesity made all the more remarkable by his youth. He was sixteen years old when this recording was made.

There are some excellent examples of Frank Blevins’ work on the fine Old Hat compilation Music from the Lost Provinces.

Recorded in Atlanta, November 1927 for the Columbia label. Do you care what the original catalog number was? I thought not.

Tangleweed plays a variant of this tune, ‘Great Big Taters’.

Sally Ann (MP3)

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