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December 3, 2020

December 3rd – anniversary of the passing of Lew Childre (Lewis Everett Childre, 29 Apr 1901 – 3 Dec 1961, legendary country entertainer – singer, reciter, buck dancer, comedian, storyteller whose career stretched from vaudeville and playing in jazz groups in the 1920s to becoming an Opry regular in the 40s and 50s . One of those happy-go-lucky, easy on the ear vocal styles. BACM’s CD, mix of old timey and humorous, many featuring his distinctive steel guitar and fine dobro from the great Josh Graves. Five early recordings from the 1930s, 16 Starday LP cuts from the late 1950s plus a couple of radio broadcasts.

LEW CHILDRE. THE BOY FROM ALABAM. BACM CD 510

THE MERCURY LABEL Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 187

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