Saturday, April 23, 2011


Bascom Lamar Lunsford

March 21, 1882 - September 4, 1973

A North Carolina folklorist, lawyer, musician — what a cherished combination once upon a time!

Banjo and fiddler.

He first recorded this song the year my father was born, and then again in the late 40s.

Everyone of note has copied it, which is what you do in America to get ahead.

Just listen