Monday, May 11, 2009

Stumpin' in the Crates - Sam Erwin

Senator Sam Erwin (D-NC) came to fame during the McCarthy and Watergate hearings (he was on the left on both, but supported segregation). His folksy voice fascinated America, resulting in this album. If you've heard Rhino's collection Golden Throats 2, you've heard his version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (he pronounces that last word something like "Wauhltah"), which is included here. He actually comes across pretty entertaining in the storytelling sections, with plenty of wacky bits about Appalachian Moonshine.


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Those were the dazzzzzzzzzzzze.

5/13/2009 9:40 AM  

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