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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coon Creek Girls day

The Coon Creek Girls were an all female band that played through the 1930s and 1940s. They got most of their fame in radio, as it was custom in those days. The Coon Creek Girls consisted of Lily May Ledford (banjo), Opal Amburgey (bass), Bertha Amburgey (fiddle), Rosy Ledford and Susan Ledford (guitar). Although they made some recordings for ARC labels like Conqueror and Vocalion, they got popular over radio and appeared on such barn dance shows as John Lair's Renfro Valley Barn Dance and WLS's National Barn Dance out of Chicago, then one of the most popular country music shows in the country. The Amburgey sisters later started a solo career under the names of Martha Carson and Jean Chapel.

Three tunes:

1. Jim Along Josie
2. Poor Naomi Wise
3. Pretty Polly

1 comment:

the family cat said...

Bertha ended up with the incredible name of Bertha Woodruff Garcia and according to at least 2 sources sang on some Carlisles songs
Only trouble here is the session details list Dottie Sills who is shown on the sleeve of the Carlisles' Mercury recordings.