Buell Kazee enjoyed his biggest hit with a version "On Top of Old Smokie", called "The Little Mohee", which sold some good 15.000 copies. He was born in 1900 in Kentucky and began to study at the Georgetown College. It was during this time that he began to perform and write down the old folk songs and hymns which he had learned from his family. In 1927, he made his first recordings for Brunswick and that same year, "The Little Mohee" became his biggest hit. In 1928 and 1929, he cut more excellent folk music, but retired from recording then. In the 1960s, he found a new audience with the young folk music fans and appeared at the Newort Folk Festival and several other venues. He died in 1970.
I have compiled the following mp3-files from various sources:
1. Darling Cora
2. The Railroad Boy (The Butcher's Boy)
3. The Dying Soldier
4. Orphan Girl
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