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Buchanan Brothers - 100% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bradley Kincaid - 61% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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13 July 1895, near Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, USA, d. 23 September 1989. Kincaid grew up strumming folk tunes, mountain ballads and vaudeville songs on an old ‘hound dog’ guitar, so-called because his father had swapped a hunting dog for it. He gained a college education in Chicago and lectured on folk music to learned societies. Kincaid described himself Read more

Elton Britt - 52% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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James Britt Baker, 17 June 1913 (but over the years various other dates have been given, including 7 July 1912), near Marshall, Arkansas, USA, d. 23 June 1972, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA. Britt’s father was a champion fiddle player and his mother a noted singer. He learned to sing and play guitar and was performing in public by the age of 12. After hearing recordi Read more

Marty Robbins - 50% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Martin David Robinson 26 September 1925, near Glendale, Arizona, USA, d. 8 December 1982, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Robbins later maintained that his father hated him and that his early childhood was unhappy. Reports indicate that John Robinson (originally a Polish immigrant named Mazinski) suffered from a drink problem that led to him abusing his family before eventually l Read more

Statler Bros. - 47% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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The Statler Brothers - 47% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Statler Brothers originate from Staunton, a town on the edge of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA. In 1955 Harold W. Reid (21 August 1939, Augusta County, Virginia, USA; bass), Philip E. Balsley (b. 8 August 1939, Augusta County, Virginia, USA; baritone), Lew C. DeWitt (b. 8 March 1938, Roanoke County, Virginia, USA, d. 15 August 1990, Waynesboro, Virginia, USA; tenor) an Read more

Johnny Horton - 45% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 April 1925, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 5 November 1960, Milano, Texas, USA. Horton was raised in Tyler, Texas, where his sharecropping family settled in search of work. He learned the guitar from his mother and, owing to his athletic prowess, won scholarships at Baylor University and later the University of Seattle. For a time he worked in the fishing industry but b Read more

Roger Miller - 44% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 January 1936, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 25 October 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. Miller was brought up in Erick, Oklahoma, and during the late 50s, moved to Nashville, where he worked as a songwriter. His ‘Invitation To The Blues’ was a minor success for Ray Price, as was ‘(In The Summertime) You Don’t Want Love’ for Andy Williams. Miller hi Read more

Jimmie Rodgers - 42% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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James Charles Rodgers, 8 September 1897, Pine Springs, near Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 May 1933, New York, USA. Jimmie was the youngest of three sons of Aaron Woodberry Rodgers, who had moved from Alabama to Meridian to work as foreman of a railroad maintenance crew. In 1904, his mother Eliza (Bozeman) died (probably from tuberculosis), and following his father’s Read more

Jimmie Rodgers - 42% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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The Tarriers - 42% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Formed in 1954, the Tarriers are remembered for two primary reasons: their 1956 US Top 5 recording of ‘The Banana Boat Song’ and the fact that one of the group members was Alan Arkin (26 March 1934, Brooklyn, New York, USA), who went on to become a highly successful actor. The folk group was put together by Erik Darling (b. 25 September 1933, Baltimore, Maryland, U Read more

Hank Williams - 37% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hiram (misspelled on birth certificate as Hiriam) Williams, 17 September 1923, Georgiana, Alabama, USA, d. 1 January 1953, on the road between Montgomery, Alabama and Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA. Misspelling notwithstanding, Williams disliked the name and took to calling himself Hank. He was born with a spine defect that troubled him throughout his life, and which was furth Read more

Guy Mitchell - 36% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Cernick, 22 February 1927, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 1 July 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Mitchell was an enormously popular singer in the USA and especially the UK, particularly during the 50s, with a straightforward style, rich voice and affable personality. Although his birthplace is often given as Yugoslavia, his parents’ homeland, Mitchell confirmed in a 19 Read more

The Carter Family - 33% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Carter Family have become known as country music’s first family and are responsible for several songs such as ‘Wildwood Flower’ and ‘Keep On The Sunny Side’ becoming country standards. The original three members of the Carter Family were A.P. Carter (Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter, 15 December 1891, Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA, d. 7 Read more

Mac Wiseman - 32% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Malcolm B. Wiseman, 23 May 1925, Crimora, Virginia, USA. Wiseman attended the Conservatory of Music at Dayton, Virginia, and developed a great knowledge of the folk music of his native Shenandoah Valley. He first worked as a disc jockey on WSVA Harrisburg but was soon playing such shows as the Tennessee Barn Dance on WLOX Knoxville, where he also worked with Molly O’Da Read more


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