Podcast 20: Leake County Revelers to Helen Forest

Mel Torme starts us off with Mountain Greenery. Love the rhyme busting lyrics. Lonnie Donegan with Ham and Eggs. Early Country from Leake County Revelers, from 1928. They were Mississippi local. From 1930 Joe and Bud Billings, they were in fact Carson Robinson and Frank Luther and their fame was a little more wide spread. Luther toured Britain in 1927. We also have a B side from Eddie Calvert, Rock and Roll from Jack Scott. The Clevelanders, lead by Harry Reser, first cousin to the Wright Brothers. The 1949 Esquire All American award winners play Indiana Winter. Old favourite Hal McIntyre. Kitty Kallen and Helen Forest sing with Harry James. Anita O’Day stands alone with her band. Della Murphy sings the Irish ballad Three Lovely Lasses. She collected of old Irish songs and had her fascinating story. There’s more of course.

published on April 15, 2020, by