Abner Jay Live From Stephen Foster Center
Less art brut and more artist-outside-the-mainstream, I suppose. He is often referred to as an outside artist, and though I suppose that doesn't make him one, the fact that collectors of outsider music have embraced his albums could be seen Abner Jay Live From Stephen Foster Center justification.
Also, "touring the country in his portable 'log cabin', complete with its own PA system, from where he would perform and sell cassettes and LPs, when not in residence at Tom Flynn's Plantation Restaurant in Stone Mountain, Georgia" sort of hints at his status, etiher perceived or justified, as an outsider artist. I played "The Backbone of America" at one of our recent music nightsand one of the other guys there said, and I quote, "That's the hickest thing I've ever heard.
Standard Oil Abner Jay Live From Stephen Foster Center. And it's Sunoco not Sunoco. Nifty tho. The only electric six string banjo you'll ever hear. Abner says the original thirteen are dead, Abner Jay Live From Stephen Foster Center he is half dead. Records by Mail prides itself on maintaining one of the largest selections of rare vinyl records available anywhere—online or off. We are always looking to improve the quality of our service, and we update our database every day, so expect new titles and improvements with alarming frequency.
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He spent many years traveling T S O L T S O L South and playing concerts of "bittersweet but heartfelt comic blues" from his "converted mobile home that opened up into a portable stage, complete with amplification and home furnishings". These concerts, as evidenced in his recordings, were often equal parts spoken word crude humor,  jokes, philosophical asides, rants and music.
In the early s, he tried to start a career as a singer on Broadway in New Yorkbut after that failed to materialize - and having some 16 children to support - he instead established himself as a live performer in clubs in and around Atlanta. InJay was interviewed over seven hours by writer Jas Obrecht. The interview was published in Guitar Player magazine that year, drawing wider attention to Jay.
He performed original material that was mostly secular, and subjects ranged from politics, relationships, drugs, war, the bible, the moon landingethnomusicologySouthern culture and depression. Common instruments on Jay's recordings include harmonicadrum kit, a six-string banjo Kurtis Scott If You Feel It Jay claimed was made inand the " bones ", which were chicken and cow bones that had been bleached in the sun and used to create percussion.
He died at a veterans' hospital in Augusta, Georgiainaged For many years, Jay released his music and monologues in editions of less than through his own record label, Brandie Records so-named for his daughter. He released eight albums himself. In Portland -based label Mississippi Records released another compilation of his work, this time on vinyl.
These re-releases helped garner a degree of renewed interest in the artist, including Vice Magazine naming it album of the month Vol.
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