Crazy Arms @ The JCCFS Fall Festival

Crazy Arms @ The JCCFS Fall Festival

One of the songs the girls chose to do for this year’s JCCFS’s Fall Festival was Crazy Arms. It doesn’t matter how many times I hear Ray Price sing Crazy Arms-it always makes me swoon. Price had a super hit with the song in 1956.

The song was written by Ralph Mooney and Charles Seals. Mooney is often credited with creating the west coast country sound that people identify with Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. You can read an interesting interview with Mooney-by clicking here.

The girls are no Ray Price-but who is? I do think the three part harmony the girls and Paul pull off in the song is pretty great.

The nature of the festival barn stage makes its almost impossible to get photos or videos from the audience vantage point. I hope you enjoyed the song-even though you can’t see our faces. The girls and Paul are up front with me and Pap hanging out behind them.



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    September 30, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Great job on one of my faves. I’m from a time and place it’s not cool to like the old country songs, but I love Ray Price. You are right–their 3 part harmony is great!

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    October 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I trust the fall festival went well as usually. It is a grand things for these mountain, but we got caught up with so much home improvement we missed it this year.

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    Ed Ammons
    October 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Ray Price never did anything for me. Give me Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Patsy Cline or Chitter Pressley any day. It would have been nice if the crowd would shut up while the girls were singing.

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    October 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Great! I love outdoor festivals. Even if you can’t see too well, you can feel the spirit.
    My husband is a retired lead singer for a band and he just loves These old songs. Especially Faron Young from this era. My favorite song is for the good times by Ray Price.

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    Ken Roper
    October 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I was fortunate to be there at the Festival Barn when you all took the stage. All that wonderful harmony made me tingle all over. Either that or maybe because I was in the third row sitting beside Miss Cindy in them Funeral Chairs. I wondered
    if it was just me and my cataracts causing me not to see your faces. I had a really good

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    Sheila Bergeron
    October 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Most excellent ! They are really good.

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    eva nell wike, PhD
    October 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Hey Tipper: Those girls sound mighty good. With the background noise removed they would have been at their best! Wish we could have been there.
    We were up at ‘ROCKY TOP’ (Lake City, TN) last evening at the Cracker Barrel Porch for some really great mountain music. Folks from Michigan, Ohio, and many other ‘northern’ places come down every year to attend this THREE NIGHT get together by some of the BEST mountains musicians. Jim was brave enough to take his harmonicas and play along.He sounded good! Lots of folks went to their cars and got their instruments and played along. Most of the porch was filled with a wonderful audience. Stay tuned! Eva Nell
    p.s. I have probably told you already that “Fiddler” won the North Carolina Society of Historians’ Award and we go down in a few days to accept the award!!!

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    Gina S
    October 12, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I loved their rendition when I first saw it on Facebook. Hope you will do another video in a more intimate setting!

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    October 12, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Great singing for first thing on a Sunday morning! I really enjoyed it – great family singing!

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    Sheryl Paul
    October 12, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I really like this song too, for some reason sometimes I can’t get sound on utube, this was one of them. I know this was just wonderful!!

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    Miss Cindy
    October 12, 2014 at 7:16 am

    They certainly did a beautiful job, in spite of all the noise in the Festival Barn and the venders

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