Appalachia Music

Another Favorite Pickin and Grinnin Spot

picking and grinning in the kitchen in appalachia

Pap sitting in chair, Pearl, Byers, Ricky sitting, and Tipper standing

I’m sharing another favorite Pickin and Grinnin in the Kitchen Spot with you today.

We filmed “Oh I Want to See Him” way back in 2008, just a few months after I started Blind Pig and The Acorn. I guess a lot of other folks like it too. The video has been watched over 27,000 times on Youtube.

The song was written by R.H. Cornelius. It’s one of those songs I know every word of, but have no memory of learning. It was sung often at church when I was a child.

I like the video so much because there’s not that many videos of Pap singing the verses alone. I especially like the firm manner in which Pap sings the words. It’s easy to see and hear he believes in what he’s saying. One other thing I love is Paul’s flat-top picking. It is outstanding in this video.

I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I do.

Tipper

Appalachian Cooking Class details

Come cook with me!

MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley

Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.

Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    SusieQ
    April 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    We’ve sung this song over the years at our church too….and that true believing was the very subject of our message this morning…. believing even when ……so enjoyed listening to them sing and play it,

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    Cynthia
    April 14, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Just wonderful! I have never heard this song, but it is upbeat!

  • Reply
    Robin
    April 14, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Love this video! Great pickin and singin, had me toe-tappin the whole time! I agree with the comment above, what an outstanding way to start a Sunday!

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    Larry Ball
    April 14, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Thank you so much for sharing that video. I remember my mother always singing this song.

  • Reply
    Miss Cindy
    April 14, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Pap and Paul are beautiful together, I love listening to them. I love that Pap passed the talent to Paul and the girls, so it goes on!

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    Dee
    April 14, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I always enjoy Pap’s singing. Such a sweet, sweet soul. I don’t think I remember hearing that song but after I listened to it I had to click on it and play it again. Paul does a wonderful job picking. When I clicked on it the second time it took me to utube where I listened to the Wilson Brothers sing Waiting at the Altar. I had heard that one before but it was good to hear it again. Thanks for the good music.

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    Ron Stephens
    April 14, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I got an unexpected email from a cousin late one recent night. She said she had cassette tapes of my Mom and Dad singing that she would send me. They are in the mail as I write. I don’t think our kids ever heard them sing unless it was at their house.

    I’m glad you all have those ‘precious memories’.

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    Ann Applegarth
    April 14, 2019 at 8:30 am

    A beautiful beginning for this Sunday!

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