"dedicated to the preservation of oldtime string music"

Jackson Area Plectral Society

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Historical Music Recordings:
Their have been a number of historical music recordings made throughout the years within the Plectral Society.  Here you will find some of the highlights. 

We would like to sincerely thank the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Jackson Arts Council for partially funding this project, along with the Jackson Parks and Recreation Dept. and the Casey Jones Village Management for their continued support of the Jackson Area Plectral Society and the preservation of  oldtime string music.  

Forked Deer - Aubrey Taylor
0:00/1:44
PS. Uncle Joe
0:00/1:47
PS. Silver Haired Daddy - Ellis Truett
0:00/3:03
PS. Bury Me Beneath the Willow - Ellis Truett
0:00/2:20
PS. Ragtime Annie - Ellis Truett
0:00/1:53
PS. Wildwood Flower
0:00/2:04
PS. Cajuns Waltz - Ellis Truett
0:00/2:11
PS. My Homes Across the Blueridge Mtns. - Mr. Charlie
0:00/3:25

Mr. Charlie Forsythe was a regular at the Village, never missing an opportunity to pick and sing. This is his signature song . . . "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains". 

PS. Turnip Greens
0:00/2:24
PS. Sourwood Mountain - Play Party
0:00/2:44
PS. Casey Jones
0:00/1:35
PS. Lorena
0:00/4:07
PS. Rebel Soldier
0:00/2:47
PS. Hop-a-long Peter
0:00/2:08
PS. Devilish Mary
0:00/2:33
PS. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
0:00/4:06
PS. Come All Ye Fair & Tender Ladies
0:00/3:50
PS. Pauline's Waltz - Aubrey Taylor
0:00/2:06
PS. Leather Britches - Aubrey Taylor
0:00/2:07
PS. Hard Times - Don & Marjorie Richard
0:00/3:05
PS Grandfathers Clock - Billy Joe Autry
0:00/2:22

Billy Joe Autry was an outstanding banjo picker, but he would be the last one to tell you that.  He is heard here playing an old banjo standard "Grandfathers Clock". 

PS Come Hither Go Yonder - Brundell Rhodes
0:00/2:25

Brundell Rhodes was a master musician equally adept at playing guitar, mandolin, or fiddle.  He is heard here playing an old Bill Monroe tune. . . "Come Hither Go Yonder". 

PS Twinkle Little Star - Hershell Holmes
0:00/1:49

Mr. Hershell Holmes was one of our first oldtime fiddlers to visit the Village. This was one of his favorite tunes we heard almost every week. . . 

"Twinkle Little Star". 

PS Leaning on the Everlasting Arms - Albert Hall
0:00/2:44

Albert and Lila Hall were heard on many occasions singing harmony on many of the oldtime gospel tunes. This is one of their standards . . . "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms". 

PS When We All Get to Heaven - Roger Harrison
0:00/2:04

Roger Harrison was an excellent fingerstyle guitarist.  He always had his old black Gibson on hand.  One of his favorites here. . . "When We All Get to Heaven". 

PS Spinning Wheel -
0:00/2:07
PS Boss Wadley
0:00/1:34

Gene White was a great oldtime mandolin and guitar picker. Featured here on mandolin. 

PS Lamplighting Time - Mr. Harrison
0:00/2:45

Mr. Harrison and Ms. Minnie never missed a meeting. . . two of the kindest and most gracious members ever to grace our club.  Mr. Harrison is heard here doing his favorite . . . "When It's Lamplighting Time in the Valley". 

PS Maggie
0:00/2:17
PS Pass Me Not - Bobby Smith
0:00/2:28
PS Faded Love
0:00/2:21
PS I'll Fly Away - Albert & Lila Hall
0:00/2:30
PS Bill Cheatham - Brundy Rhodes & Billy Joe Autry
0:00/1:20
PS Orphan Girl - Diane Powers
0:00/3:14
PS Crooked Ridge - Dulcimers
0:00/2:08
PS Tomorrow's Another Day - Dulcimers
0:00/1:22
PS Uncle Joe - Dulcimers
0:00/1:51
PS Who at My Door is Standing - Albert & Lila
0:00/3:13
PS Must Be Jelly - Boss Wadley
0:00/2:27

Boss Wadley, shown here with Marion Truett was a great oldtime mandolin and guitar player.  He was a member of the old Lizard Lick Stringband along with Ellis and Marion Truett.  This is one of his favorite tunes "It Must Be Jelly 'Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That". 

PS Black Mtn. Rag - Jeff & Brundy
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PS What a Friend - Billy Joe & Brundy
0:00/3:14
PS Greenback Dollar
0:00/1:53
PS Wayfaring Stranger - Diane Powers
0:00/3:44
PS Talk - Ms. Vina
0:00/0:47

Moma Vina, as she was known around the Village, was never at a loss for words.  She always had a way of livening up a jam session.  We couldn't leave the studio without hearing a little bit of her chatter. 

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