Appalachia Music

Love and Laughter from The Pressley Girls

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The Pressley Girls – Appalachian Night at the Hinton Center July 2017

As you might guess Chatter and Chitter are fans of other duet harmony singers. Since they grew up listening to The Wilson Brothers, The Louvin Brothers and The Delmore Brothers they have been heavily influenced by brother duets from the past.

Another brother duet they are fans of is the Everly Brothers.

The girls learned one of the Everlys old songs last year and filmed themselves giving it a go. It took them several tries to ever get completely through the song. You’ll notice Chitter’s exuberant response to making it to the end of the song in the video below.

Since it took them so many times to complete the song, there were more than a few mess-ups  for a blooper reel. See the silliness below.

Since the girls can be hard to understand I’ll translate the conversation portion of the bloopers for you.

Already got the hard work done. Fixing my bun for you Paul because we know how I have those bun problems. I want it to look fresh. Oh Lord that looks bad that don’t look good. Hold on. That was bad. Typical hair problems. A day in the life of Katie.

My fingers aren’t big enough to fit here.


Gosh I hope the battery don’t die while we’re doing it. This little thing really just looks like a piece of junk.

Don’t tell momma.

I mean really it could die mid song.


Yes. It’s cold in this house so I have to squat to warm my feet.

Bye Bye Love…..I didn’t do that because I was crying I did it because I had a Ruby hair on my face.

I hope you enjoyed the harmony and the silliness.



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    September 5, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I loved their singing…and how they take cues from each other…your whole family is blessed with talent and gorgeous voices…and of course my favorite…tipper….im so blessed to have found the blind pig…and have enjoyed all the antics and hints and just old fashioned love….have a great week….sending love and big ladybug hugs

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    September 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    The song was really good, and Wow, you do have a normal family, good bloopers LOL.

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    Ed Ammons
    September 3, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    A “ruby hair” is a hair from a little poochie named Ruby!

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    eva m. wike
    September 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Would love to MAKE JUST ONE performance of the Pressley GIRLS. It has been way too long!
    We will be having a family Reunion at the SENIOR CENTER on September 9th (MY BIRTHDAY!). We will have to put on a HAPPY FACE because our sweet brother, Donald Roger Mull, is no longer with us. He was always so cheerful! But last Sept. he was mighty weak at our reunion! I sat close to him and just knew that would be my last September to party with him! Our son is coming with us for the reunion! I wish we could take ALL THREE of his sons to the reunion! But that is way too complicated!
    Eva Nell

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    Ed Ammons
    September 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    And after all the fixen the bun looked exactly the same as when she started.
    I found this on the Tube a while back. It is my favorite Pressley Girls video!

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    September 3, 2017 at 11:40 am

    There might be singers who can sing and harmonize good as Chitter and Chatter, but I guarantee no one is as beautiful. I guess I’m Prejudice but they’re Special gals. I’m glad you wrote out what they said, cause they both talk fast, and I can”t half-hear anyway.
    I’m canning tomatoes and my back is killing me. …Ken

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    September 3, 2017 at 10:35 am

    We once “chatted” through the comment section about driving in the evening and looking in windows and getting a glimpse of whats going on in the folks houses we drove past . . . sometimes, watching your videos and bloopers, I get the same feeling, a bit like peeping through a knothole in a fence.

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    September 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

    They did a great job on that song! There is surely not a dull moment around the Pressley house.

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    Ron Stephens
    September 3, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Those two! Must be a hoot much of the time listening to them. So sweet for you to have them with you. All the BP&A gang are so blessed to be close.
    It may seem completely unrelated but I thought the other day about that old question, ‘If you could live your life over, would you want to do it?’ And I realized there was one reason I would – to redeem my failures of not being kinder.

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    Ed Karshner
    September 3, 2017 at 8:41 am

    The out takes are as much fun as the song. We here at the Karshner house enjoy the girls’ so much.
    My daughter, Alex (age 6), has started “writing songs.” She’s been a Pressley Girl fan since she could talk. I’m glad she has those girls as inspiration and idols.
    No pressure, ladies. Just keep being you!

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    Jim Casada
    September 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Those two spizzerrinktums (to my knowledge there’s no such word, but an aunt of mine used it to describe rapscallions, rascals, and endearing youngsters) are sho’ ’nuff pieces of work. I have no idea what a ruby hair is but I rather suspect it’s in about the same category as attack spiders.
    Most of you will have no idea about what the spider matter is all about, but the final time Don and I visited with Pap he laughed in a wonderfully hearty way about the goings-on and conniptions of Chitter and Chatter. One episode included a detailed accounting by them of an episode with what was variously described as a charging or attack spider. I wish Tipper had recorded it because there was mirth and merriment all around.
    Jim Casada

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    Miss Cindy
    September 3, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Oh my, that is exactly like a day in the life of Chitter and Chatter….every day all the time! I love it!
    The song was nice too, they’re really getting the harmony good.

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