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Georgia Crackers - April 29, 1949

September 9th, 2010

Once in a while, I turn up a nice little local or regional show featuring performers that were well known at the time in a particular area or with a certain audience, but are almost forgotten today.

Such is the case with "The Georgia Crackers", a quarter-hour hillbilly music show that originated at WHKC in Columbus, Ohio and was carried on the Mutual network.  I have a disc containing two shows from the series and another disc set containing a half-hour program featuring the Georgia Crackers.

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The program of April 29, 1949 features a composition by a member of the group, "Baby Doll", as the first tune.  The show is sustained.

According to this website, the group recorded a few sides for RCA Victor and were featured on a number of Mutual hillbilly shows.  One member of the Georgia Crackers, Al Myers, is in the Ohio Fingestyle Guitar Club Hall of Fame.

Our show was transferred from an original Anderson Custom Recordings, Columbus, Ohio, lacquer transcription aircheck.

I'll post the other shows I have with the Georgia Crackers in the next few weeks on the blog.

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  • Jim Stephenson

    The Georgia Crackers did some great records, and bass player Bob Newman went on to record some great comedy/hillbilly records for King. Want to see a photo of them from this era? Here they are: http://www.box.net/shared/zslc60949u

    Oct 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm
  • HENK

    Stunning Georgia Crackers recordings!!! please “MORE”!!!! can you please reup the 2nd picture of the label?

    thanx

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm