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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fate Norris day

Fate Norris was a banjoist, a harmonica player, a one man band and a comedian. He is famous for his work with Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, playing banjo in this succesful string band. He was born around 1890 in Georgia and played the country with medicine shows. Between 1926 and 1930, he was a member of the Skillet Lickers and did also a few solo recordings, backed mostly by Gid Tanner and Arthur Tanner. In 1930, he disappeared for a long while. He died in 1944 on stage in Georgia.

Here is one of Fate Norris' unknown recordings he made under his own name, backed by Gid and Arthur (billed as the Playboys):

1. Roll' Em On The Ground

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

Hey. Great blog. I've got saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot.com.

Please add me to your "other cool stuff" list.

Jeremy

Mellow said...

I added you to mi list. Great blog! Will make an add on monday.

mellow