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J.D. Crowe (27th August birthday)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:29 am
by john poole
Born James Dee Crowe on 27th August, 1937 (Lexington, Kentucky) - he's 80 today. During the 1950’s the banjo player with Jimmy Martin, the man sometimes called the “King of Bluegrass”, in the Sunny Mountain Boys; he then became the leader of J.D. Crowe and the New South with members at various times including Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, and Jerry Douglas. J.D. retired from performing at the end of 2012.

‘Hickory Wind’ - Gram Parsons’ song with Keith Whitley lead vocal

‘Sophronie’ - J.D. reunited with his old employer Jimmy Martin and the mandolin player “Big” Paul Williams in the 1980s (a song they had recorded in 1958; written by Alton Delmore with D.C. Mullins) ... his-banjo/