Appalachia Music

Angels of Mercy & I’ll Be Young on Carolina Crafting

Today’s post was written by Paul.


Day of filming for Carolina Crafting

Back around 2008, Jackie Jentzsch asked us to appear on her show Carolina Crafting. Special thanks to her and Cutter Webcasts for allowing us to re-use the video in this post. We thought some of you might enjoy seeing it.

The Carolina Crafting website doesn’t exist now, but the Carolina Crafting store is still running and is located near the intersection of US Hwy 74 and the Blairsville Hwy (19/129) in Murphy, NC. Jackie has a lot of wonderful things in her shop, including the latest CD of the Pressley Girls.

Cutter Media is based out of Florida, and we believe it’s still in operation. Our show aired as episode 25. You can watch some of the other episodes, which feature cooking, art, crafting, and interesting interviews by going here:…

We got a kick out of watching this video from years ago–in seeing how young and stoic my nephews were, especially Mark (Mandolin Man) and by seeing how dark my hair was and how much there was of it! 🙂 It’s also neat that both songs performed were originals, the first one by Pap and the second one by me.

The first song, “Angels of Mercy” was recorded on the Wilson Bros. CD “Today, If You Will Hear His Voice” and is also featured on our most recent gospel CD, “Shepherd of My Soul.” We hope to publish “I’ll Be Young” on a Blind Pig and the Acorn CD in the future.

As this episode concludes, you can also hear Mark and I playing “Blackberry Blossom,” which we did that day. Jackie also had footage of us doing “Joy to the World.” We’re still searching for it, and if we can find it, we’ll post it for Christmas. Thanks for watching!

Hope you enjoyed Paul’s post and the show. I also hope each of you have a blessed Sunday.


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  • Reply
    Debbie Nixon
    October 13, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I loved watching this they all did a fantastic job in singing and playing “Angels of Mercy” or Lazuras as Paul called it, also “I’ll be Young” I thought both songs were great. It is something when you have video of our younger years to see all the changes as we age.
    I thought the interview was good hope to see the additional footage if it ever appears again.
    I feel blessed that I have come upon you and your families videos and music, and being able to read your stories of the past way to keep your heritage alive so the younger generation May always have a glimpse into their family heritage.
    Thanks always

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    Lee Mears
    July 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Loved watching and listening to this Tipper. Love Paul’s voice and your Fathers. The wonderful thing to me is that as a family you had and still have the music together which is surely fun and bonded ALL of you. It’s here, and on recordings and videos and always will be no matter what. And, after that time in history, your lovely girls joined the troop!
    Such talent in a whole family.
    Your Father must look down and still be so happy and proud of the family he loved.

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    Don Casada
    July 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Paul and Tipper well know that Angels of Mercy has a special place in our hearts. Thanks!

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    betty stephenson
    July 15, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    go od morning such a treat to see that video hope you find the other other one so we can watch it so lovely

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    July 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Wow, both songs are just so pretty! It was so nice to get to see this today! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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    Ken Roper
    July 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    And Paul,
    I really enjoyed Jackie’s filming of My Favorite Group doing what they do best. “Angels of Mercy” and “I’ll be Young” are also nice. Thanks for keeping Mountain Music alive and well in Appalachia. …Ken

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    Kenneth Ryan
    July 15, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Paul, I enjoyed the music this Sunday morning, as usual. It is fantastic to have such a family of music makers.

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    July 15, 2018 at 10:22 am

    You know my body is like an old paper bag that has been crumpled and reused many many times. My mind likewise is beginning to fail me at times. But my soul, my spirit, is as young as it ever was. It is just losing its ride.
    You know I don’t believe in time. Time is the human condition. But there is a spark in me, and in us all I suppose, that is not human and therefore not subject to the human condition. So yeah I’ll be young! I was young, I am young and I will be young.
    Nice job boys!

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    Ron Stephens
    July 15, 2018 at 8:32 am

    So good to talk with you all yesterday. My wife and I had a good day all-round and you all were a big part of it. Before we left we stopped by the Crescent Hill Baptist Church. It is such a pretty church and I wanted to see the inside. But there was a note posted on the door to please not go in for the rest of the day because the carpet was wet. But I took some nice pictures through the window.

    Your Dad’s song “I’ll Be Young” put in beautiful words the thought I had had before that our heart and the rest of us have much different ages, if indeed the heart ages much at all. I guess that is where the expression “young at heart” comes from. Kind of along that line, if I were a songwriter I would write a song called “I’ll Be Perfect” (when He finishes with me).

    Have a blessed (spoken as “bless ed”) Sunday everybody.

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    Gayle Larson
    July 15, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Love the Sunday music as usual. If I close m eyes I can go back to when I was about 6 or seven sitting on the porch Sunday afternoon listening to family and neighbors pick and sing. Great memories.

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    Miss Cindy
    July 15, 2018 at 7:37 am

    I remember when that first aired, we were all so excited. Jackie was good to do that . I see her once in a while when I’m out on that side of town. It seems so long ago so long ago when Ben was taller than Mark then Mark shot up and now he’s taller than everybody!
    Thanks for the memory, Paul!

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