My car has a usb port and more often than not I listen to music through it. I’ve pulled the sound from most all the videos we’ve made over the years so there’s a ton of our own music to listen to.
I’ve also converted many of my cds to mp3 files and added them to the drive.
The first drive I had for the car died on me a few months back. I had all the songs arranged in neat little folders so whatever I wanted to listen to was easy to find.
I tried to set the new drive up in the same manner, but somehow I failed and all the songs are in a giant folder. I could go back and separate the songs like I had them before, but apparently I’m too lazy to do that so I’ve been listening to the songs all jumbled together.
I somehow managed to put some really old files on the drive so there’s been some pleasant surprises from videos that never made it to our Youtube channel. Like Chitter and Chatter singing “Dooley” from the Andy Griffith Show.
The Louvin Brothers had a huge hit with the song “Don’t Laugh.” Our cover of the song popped up on my drive home last week. There’s a funny story about the song.
Paul said he read that in the early days every time The Louvins put out a new song they’d written Rebe & Rabe (another duet from the same general area) would have it down pat and start singing it to a crowd in the next town. It got so bad that folks started accusing The Louvins of stealing Rebe & Rabe’s songs.
As you might imagine The Louvins were a little frustrated with Rebe & Rabe.
In 1957 The Louvins recorded “Don’t Laugh” which was actually a Rebe & Rabe song. I guess you could say Charlie and Ira gave them a dose of their own medicine.
I’ve got one more funny story about the song.
In the weeks before we recorded the video above we discussed the song at length as we played it on Sunday evenings. Paul mentioned that the Louvins didn’t actually write it. Pap argued with him that they did. The discussion went on for a few weeks until Paul finally proved the song was a Rebe & Rabe original.
With great disappointment in his voice Pap said “Well it looks like they coulda wrote it if they’d just tried.” 🙂
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, August 23 – Saturday, August 29, 2020
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.