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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Burnett & Rutherford day

"Blind" Dick Burnett and Leonard Rutherford were both from the south central Kentucky area and lived nearly their entire lives in Monticello, Kentucky. Burnett toured the south to earn his money since he was a young man and met then teenage fiddler Leonard Rutherford in 1914. They teamed up together and toured the south until 1950. They played in coal mining camps, on courthouse squares, faires, street corners and other venues. In 1926, they held their first recording session for Columbia in Atlanta, cutting the famous Kentucky blues "Lost John". They later also recorded for Gennett and their last sesion in 1930 again for Columbia. In their later years, the duo also broadcasted over WLW and was heard on John Lair's Renfro Valley Barn Dance. Rutherford died in 1954 and Burnett in 1977.

Here are two songs of them:
1. She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama
2. Pearl Bryan

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