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John Dilleshaw 1929 - 1930

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John Dilleshaw 'Seven Foot Dilly'


John Dilleshaw 'Seven Foot Dilly'
01 - Where the River Shannon flows Listen
02 - Bad Lee Brown Listen
03 - Spanish fandango Listen
04 - Cotton patch rag Listen
05 - The square dance fight on Ball top Mountain part 1 Listen
06 - A fiddler`s tryout in Georgia part 1 Listen
07 - A fiddler`s tryout in Georgia part 2 Listen
08 - The square dance fight on Ball top Mountain part 2 Listen
09 - A Georgia barbecue at Stone Mountain part 1 Listen
10 - A Georgia barbecue at Stone Mountain part 2 Listen
11 - Tallapoosa bound Listen
12 - Streak o` lean streak o` fat Listen
13 - Georgia bust down Listen
14 - Pickin` off peanuts Listen
15 - Lye soap Listen
16 - Hell amongst the yearlings Listen
17 - Nigger baby Listen
18 - The old ark`s a`moving Listen
19 - Sand mountain drag Listen
20 - Bust down stomp Listen
21 - Farmer`s blues Listen
22 - Walkin` blues Listen
23 - Kenesaw Mountain rag Listen
24 - Bibb County hoe down Listen

Around 1925 Dilleshaw was regularly heard with guitarist Charles S. Brook on the radio station WSB in Atlanta. The city was the center of the Georgia Old-Time Music and also the contact point for various record labels, who had installed their mobile recording studio recordings and artists of all genres, but especially rural musicians. Dilleshaw worked at the municipal fire department while on evenings and weekends, especially on the radio occurred and also played with the Dixie String Band. In 1929 Dilleshaw founded his own band, which often performed under the name Seven Foot Dilly and His Dill Pickles. The group consisted of Harry next Dilleshaw Kiker (fiddle), Pink Lindsey (bass) and his son Shorty ( tenor banjo). When in March 1929 Okeh Records sent a team to Atlanta to record local groups, and accounted Dilleshaw. The plates were published under the name John Dilleshaw & The String Marvel "the string marvel was Lindsey). With his band, The Square Dance Fight or A Fiddler's Tryout in Georgia, was also with fiddler AA Gray on some items, or experimented with blues numbers. In November 1930, he made his last recordings for Vocalion.
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