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Thread #54252 Message #839502
Posted By: Richie
03-Dec-02 - 08:07 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Darlin' Corey / Little Maggie
Subject: Info: Cora Is Gone
This is some info on Mac Odell, who is (by one source) the author of "Cora is gone" which is a different song than "Darlin' Cory" and probably shouldn't be included on this thread.
(b Odell McLeod, 31 May 1916, Roanoke Alabama) Country gospel singer, known as the Old Country Boy. Began on local radio in New Orleans mid-'30s, moved to Nashville and had gospel show on WLAC for many years. Recorded for Mercury '51-6 and Audio Lab '56-62 without much commercial success, though songs like "Banking With My Lord" and "Thirty Pieces Of Silver" gave him a considerable following. LPs incl. Hymns For The Country Folks '63 on Audio Lab, Be On Time and Wild Rose Of The Mountain '77-8 on Folk Variety, Early Radio '81 on Old Homestead. With wife Addie they appeared on WLAC radio in Nashville for many years. Wrote songs recorded by Roy Acuff, Flatt & Scruggs, Cowboy Copas and others.