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Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts

olddude 29 Apr 10 - 09:41 PM
GUEST,bankley 30 Apr 10 - 07:22 AM
Jeri 30 Apr 10 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,Jayto 30 Apr 10 - 10:31 AM
Arkie 30 Apr 10 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Jayto 01 May 10 - 03:51 PM
Beer 01 May 10 - 11:01 PM
GUEST,bankley 02 May 10 - 01:44 AM
Beer 02 May 10 - 11:45 PM
bankley 03 May 10 - 08:05 AM
Arkie 03 May 10 - 12:40 PM
GUEST,bankley 03 May 10 - 12:47 PM
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Subject: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: olddude
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 09:41 PM

Ghosts of Appalachia
from Thunder Thieves CD

written by JT

Ghosts of Appalachia


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 07:22 AM

Thanks Dan... this song sounds like it's from the 1800's but will be relevant into the next century,,, or for as long as there's mining..
JT knows about coal and the effect it has on community, economy, health, and the ever-present danger.. it was an honor for me and Audrey to accompany him on this.


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 10:09 AM

It's a hell of a song/recording, guys. Good work!


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: GUEST,Jayto
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 10:31 AM

Thanks guys I appreciate it. I wish I didn't have to but I do. Yesterday 2 men were killed close to my home in a mine. The roof gave way and 2 didn't make it out. Justin Travis and Michael Carter both in their 20's died as a result of the roof fall. It is a sad story that happens over and over. I wrote this song after a cousin of mine was killed in the "Wheatcroft Blast"as everyone around here calls it. Methane build up and improper ventilation caused an explosion that took the lives of several men that day. Many more were trapped for several days in basically hell itself. A friend told me he crawled for three days. The only light he had was the flames that were burning and the sulphuric smoke was so thick he could hardly breathe. He made it out though but my cousin didn't. Last night all the porch lights in Hopkins county were lit all night to honor the fallen men. My brother is a coal miner but luckily works at another mine. My heart sunk when I woke up to see there was an accident in Hopkins County Ky yesterday morning. That is my county and my brother was working that night. One of the men killed has an infant baby so this song is very close. This song means alot to me because I was raised seeing this. Feeling the community loss and suffering the loss of family. Mining is a dangerous job but this is area has very little opportunity. I know some may have veiws about mining and the use of coal on here but please be kind with your words. I know family members of both men killed and it is a very mournful day here in W.KY today as was yesterday. When a miner is lost here the whole community mourns. Everyone knows it could have just as easily been there own kin. Then again the community feels as if it was everytime a miner has to be pulled out. LLKM thanks Dan


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: Arkie
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 11:32 AM

Great recording and great song. Timeless art. I really appreciate it being posted. The price paid for comfort and convenience is so easily overlooked.


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: GUEST,Jayto
Date: 01 May 10 - 03:51 PM

Thanks Arkie. I am planning on being out your way for the Travis thing coming up. I hope everything works out where I can. Eddie Pennington told me Moon and Eddie Adcock were going to be there. That is great I haven't seen either one in years.


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: Beer
Date: 01 May 10 - 11:01 PM

Wonderful stuff J/T
And Ron, as Stormin Norman would say "Hay!"
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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 02 May 10 - 01:44 AM

you know, beer... you give the mudcat a good name.. thank's


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: Beer
Date: 02 May 10 - 11:45 PM

Those are kind words Ron. Not sure if all would agree. But that's O. K.
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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: bankley
Date: 03 May 10 - 08:05 AM

it is okay... now they have flooding in Tennesse and Kentucky, but the worst seems to be over for now... they are sure getting hit with some strange events down there... JT is okay.. he might have rolled up his jeans tho..


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: Arkie
Date: 03 May 10 - 12:40 PM

JT, I'll be watching for you. Moon has become a regular fixture at the Travis Tribute now and that is a good thing. Since he moved to Florida it is a good excuse for coming back to Mountain View. Eddie and Martha have not been here for a while so it will be good to see them as well.

Judging by "Ghosts" I would say a little bit of Merle has rubbed off on you.


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Subject: RE: Ron Bankley + JT Oglesby Ghosts
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 03 May 10 - 12:47 PM

Merle has rubbed off on a lot of pickers... we were at the Mose Rager appreciation day in Drakesboro about 3 weeks ago... JT was the youngest picker there.. a lot of giants in that style.. Eddie Pennington, Paul Yandell, Chip Young... Long Live Kentucky Music !


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