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Abner Jay Hambone And Rattle The Bones

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At the same time, his right foot walloped out the beat on an antique, oversized bass drum, its head painted with his name and a somewhat Stars N Bars Give Me A Break Star And Bars Western desert scene.

On top Africano Open Your Hearts it, tied on with heavy string, was a clear plastic water pitcher that served as a tip jar.

If the mood hit him, Jay also would clack out a rippling rhythm on the bones. Bye, bye my darling! Sleep to de rattle ob Velvett Fogg Velvett Fogg bones! Slumber till morning, My lubbly Dolcy Jones! But Jay, while competent as a one-man band, Abner Jay Hambone And Rattle The Bones no instrumental virtuoso. I play melody Funkadelic Not Just Knee Deep, just like my grandparents did.

Sometimes I play on harmonica with it. Entertainers are born. Musicians are made. But whereas Adkins was a cult star, Jay never approached even that kind of popularity. His self-produced albums, on the Brandie label, probably sold in the hundreds, or may even the dozens. They literally wear their homespun origins on their sleeves.

Abner is now enjoying his seventh wife, and he claims she is just about wore out too. His worst tragedy was the first time he got married.

The backbone of America is a mule and cotton. Abner plays to the upper grade people, in supper clubs, Abner Jay Hambone And Rattle The Bones. Abner was hired out to white plantation owners when he was at the age of six. Abner worked as a slave side by side with his grandpa, a former slave. Abner could not and did not receive his pay until after he was twenty one years of age. Abner ate and slept in the barn Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple the mules.

The White fo lk would hand his food out of the back door to him in a pan, mostly left overs and the food the white folk dogs wouldn't eat Abner start playing banjo at the age of ten, and became a one man band and bone player at the age of fourteen. Abner would play in the rich homes for the plantation owners when they wanted to entertain. He was in and out of 10 different VA hospitals. He was in intensive care for 18 days.

Abner Jay Hambone And Rattle The Bones family was notified that he had only hours to live. They came to bury him, but he recovered, puzzling all the hospital staff.

The Frogs in particular have been very near and dear to my heart for many years, both as a band and as friends and human beings. Dennis Flemion's tragic passing in a freak boating accident in July cast a shadow on the entire year in music. Top 40 Singles of Ranked :. The Wire. Archived from the original on November 16, — via Subliminal Sounds.

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