Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”

  Every year on the Hillbilly at Harvard Christmas Extravaganza, we close the show with three records: The Stanley Brothers’  “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas,” and (as a special closing theme) The Moms and Dads’ instrumental version … Continue reading

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Ray Price, 1926 – 2013

Another country legend bites the dust.  Could we have imagined losing George Jones and Ray Price in the same year?  (Not to mention Cowboy Jack Clement and Tompall Glaser.)  Larry Flint has offered to help with a tribute; this week … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It—The Country Chanukah Song!

Sheila Selby downloaded this and brought it in a couple of Saturdays ago.  The song is “Good Old Down Home Country Chanukah,” from Lauren Mayer: It’s from the album Latkes, Schmatkes!  Amazon has it here.

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This Sunday: The John Lincoln Wright Annual Sourmash Christmas Party!

From Larry Flint (busily returning ‘sourmash’ to its two-word origin. . .): Once again the Season ‘tis upon us like a lion on a wildebeest, so there’s no time to tarry.  .  . Please come help us perpetuate in his … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Opry Mercifully Late This Season

The Met began its Saturday-afternoon broadcast season on December 7th, with a 12:30 PM Rigoletto. But happily, most of the Broadcast Met Oprys are starting at 1:00 PM this season, which means we’ll get in almost all of our scheduled … Continue reading

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Rick Robinson, Leader of The Bayou Boys, Dies at 62

Rick and his band The Bayou Boys held forth here in the northeast for the better part of two decades, and recorded two albums for John Penny’s Belmont Records label.  Rick Robinson’s roots were in New Hampshire, but he moved … Continue reading

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