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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters day

Da Costa Woltz and his band, despite the name, never broadcasted from a radio station. Woltz was a local musician, entrepreneur und later mayor of Galax, Virginia. Together with Frank Jenkins on banjo, Price Goodson on harmonica/ukulele and Ben Jarrell on fiddle, he founded the Southern Broadcasters and played in the Virginia-North Carolina border area. In 1927, they recorded one session for Gennett in Richmond, which produced a number of songs out of a wide musical repertoire. This recording session remained the only of the band, which dispanded in the early 1930s. Three of the four members died in the 1940s, Woltz's death date is unknown.

Here are three tunes by Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters:
1. Old Joe Clark
2. Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb
3. Merry Girl

2 comments:

gilhodges said...

Super wonderful! Thanks. (By that way, in the second song title, it should be "Lamb" not "Lamp.") Great selection!

Jesus el Rocker said...

Wonderful blog!
Congratulations my friend.