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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Ma An' Pa Say Records !

Big Jeff Bess and the Radio Playboys.
Ma An' Pa Say Records # N/N - 1950
Hom-Bru Boogie / Ten-E-Cee Boogie.

Big Jeff Bess (featuring Radio Playboys) - Ma An' Pa Say Records - Hom-Bru Boogie / Ten-E-Cee Hom-Bru . Big Jeff Bess was born on September 2, 1920 in Tennessee, USA as Grover Franklin Bess. He was an actor, known for A Face in the Crowd (1957) and Wild River (1960). He was married to Tootsie and they would open together 'Tootsies Orchid Lounge' in Nashville in the early 1960's. He died on August 23, 1998 in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Apparently the Tennessee State Fair beer garden show had done so well in 1949 they decided to record the songs about 'Hom Bru Beer' that Jeff had written for the show and to sell the discs at the fair in 1950. So it was recorded at the radio station WLAC and produced and sold in limited numbers at the fair. 

I picked up this rare 78' for 99 cents on ebay in 2015.......boy what a score ! 

George McCormick - Guitar
Big Jeff Bess - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Ed Hyde - Fiddle
Jack Boles - Upright Bass
Dwain Birdwell - Steel

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