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Thread #31041 Message #404359
Posted By: Arkie
23-Feb-01 - 12:26 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: songs by Uncle Dave Macon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Uncle Dave Macon songs
Two performers whose performances are reminiscent of Dave Macon are Doc Wilhite of Kentucky and Leroy Troy, the Tennessee Slicker. Doc does a lot of Uncle Dave's songs and stories. Leroy does not do many of the Dave Macon songs but is a joy to watch as well as hear. He twirls and flings the banjo about as he plays and is certainly an entertainer in the Macon Style. As for songs, one of my favorites which is seldom heard these days is "The Wreck of the Tennessee Gravy Train". The chorus goes "If we were ever up against it, we're up against it now."