LISTEN: Death Ain’t No Big Deal by Rev. Brown

Every now & again, between cigarette breaks, after the show, the recording machine will be left unattended and running. Sometimes, we end up with what, more often than not, becomes some sort of cherished artifact for the GF archive.

Remembering one such time when the Shoal Creek Stranglers would pick & lick their way through Sinful Sunday Singings, a free show & supper combo hosted at various churches in the Georgia & South Carolina area.

It was an occasion when associates would track their own performance, at times unbeknownst to them.

We’re proud to present one such artifact, a tune that is all too relevant.

Performed on the spot by Reverend Douglas Brown, Death Ain’t No Big Deal.

Early 90’s promotional photo of the Drovers Old Time Medicine Show

In related GF news, we received report on the passing of Uncle Carl, banjo player for The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show since 1991.

Uncle Carl was known throughout the upstate and beyond, not only for his musical abilities, but also for his soft spoken voice & loving nature.

May Uncle Carl’s memory forever permeate through the songs & jokes he would tell, within the hearts of those who remember him well, as he eternally travels that low down damp & dusty trail.

Bits of Obits

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We’d like to dedicate this moment of time to GF’s founding father – Clem Sayer as he continues to venture on ward, a-midst thee eternal tangle of the cosmos…or as he simply put it : “Pickin and Grinnin” –   Mar 14th 1938 — Feb 15 2011

His dog, “Duncan” passed away earlier this month on February the 8th 2015.

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RIP Boogie Brown

Boogie by WJAYGypsy Farm mourns the passing of it’s executive producer on July 15th due to a hit and run on the Nancy Hart parkway.  Known far and wide by many for 10+ years, we are honored to have been blessed with the good fortune of crossing paths with one BOOGIE BROWN, aka ‘The Boog” and hold hope that our spirits be tangled again.

“When ole Boog died, he died so hard he shook the ground in my backyard”

Boogie / LOBBY

 

Photo credits : (Top / WJAY) (Bottom / Rob Lomax)

Video by Trevor Anderson / Guitar by Tim Peyton

 

 

 

 

Shoal Creek Stranglers BOOTLEG

 

To Whom it may concern : Here lies the zipped file of the Stranglers’ 11 track bootleg recording. Total size is 33mb / all MP3.  Recorded at GYPSY FARM from Jan until Dec of 2011.

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