December 2013

Get out those Christmas albums!
For starters, play "If We Make It Through December" (by Terry Eldridge or Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum).

1
Carter Stanley died, 1966.
(Play "Carter" from Ralph Stanley II's "This One is II" CD or "The Stanley's Will Sing Again" by the Cumberland Highlanders on Prime Cuts, Volume 43.)
Daniel Bailey (Bailey Brothers) born, 1918 (died 3/22/2004)
Jack Cooke died, 2009

2
"Big Al" Weekley born, 1961

3
Rabon Delmore (Delmore Brothers) born, 1916 (died Dec. 4, 1952).
Melissa Monroe (daughter of Bill) died, 1990

4
Chris Hillman born, 1944
Fred Bartenstein born, 1950

5
Molly O'Day died, 1987

6
Douglas Porter born, 1956
John Gillis born, 1966
First sound recording by Thomas Alva Edison, 1877
Jim Eanes born, 1923 (died 11/21/1995)
Jack Cooke born, 1936 (died 12/3/2009)

7
Pearl Harbor Day
Play "Cowards over Pearl Harbor" by Wilma Lee Cooper or "7th of December" by Jesse McReynolds and Bobby Osborne from "Masters of the Mandolin" (Pinecastle)
Bobby Osborne born, 1931
Play "I've Seen It All" from Bobby's "Memories" CD (Rural Rhythm)

Chris Jones born, 1959
Jason Burleson born, 1967

8
Flatt & Scruggs play Carnegie Hall (and record an album there), 1962
John Lennon fatally shot, 1980

10
Dempsey Young died, 2006
John Duffey died, 1996
Play "Tribute to John Duffey" by Lorraine Jordan (Prime Cuts, Volume 55)

11
Charles Whitstein born, 1945
Butch Baldassari born, 1952 (died 1/10/2009)
Ronnie Stewart born, 1968
Flatt and Scruggs record "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", 1949

12
Johnny Whisnant born, 1921

13
Play "December 13" on the Boxcars CD "The Boxcars" (Mountain Home)
Buck White born, 1930
Dale Vanderpool born, 1953
Shannon Slaughter born, 1968

14
Rick Abrams died, 1997.
Keith Little born, 1955

15
Red Rector born, 1929 (died May 31, 1990).
A.P. Carter born, 1891 (died Nov. 7, 1960).
Play "The A.P. Carter Family Fold" by Jack Tottle or "Follow Me Back to the Fold" by Mark Newton.
Mike Anglin born, 1969
Bea Lilly born, 1921 (died 9/18/2005)
Frank Necessary died, 2011.

17
Sharon White born, 1953
Bill Napier born, 1935 (died 5/3/2000)
Roy Huskey, Jr. born, 1956 (died 9/6/1997)
Dan Fogelburg died, 2007

18
Raymond W. McLain born, 1953
Jim Mills born, 1966

19
First performance by Uncle Dave Macon on Grand Ole Opry, 1925
"Jumpin" Bill Carlisle born, 1908
John McEuen born, 1945

20
Courtney Johnson born, 1939 (died 6/7/1996)
Frank Necessary born, 1935 (died 12/15/2011)
Bill Keith born, 1939
Chubby Anthony born, 1935 (died 2/5/1980)
Sally Ann Forrester born, 1922 (died 11/17/1999)

21
First Day of Winter
(Play "The Fallen Snow" by David Parmley and Continental Divide" or "It Sure Gets Cold This Time of Year" by Ralph Stanley II) or "When Fall's Comin' Down" by the Del McCoury Band or "Song for a Winter's Night" by Sawmill Road.
Russell Moore born, 1963
David Crowe born, 1979
Danny Barnes born, 1961
Johnny Bailes died, 1989
Harold Morrison died, 1993

22
Greg Cahill born, 1946

23
Pat Cloud born, 1950
Benny Sims died, 1995

24
Charlie Moore died, 1979
Lulu Belle (Myrtle Eleanor Cooper) of "Lulu Belle and Scotty" born, 1913 (died 2/8/1999)
Charles Johnson (Jody Rainwater) died, 2011

25
Christmas Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Curley Seckler born, 1919
Alton Delmore born, 1908
"Rocky Top" by the Osborne Brothers was released, 1967.

26
Alan O'Bryant born, 1955
Dwight Moody born, 1929
Bashful Brother Oswald (Kirby) born, 1911 (Died 10/17/2002)
Travis Lewis born, 1958
Jimmy Arnold died, 1992
John Palmer died, 1993
Jon Benet Ramsey murdered, 1997. Play "The Mystery That Won't Go Away" by Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pederson (on their "Running Wild" album).

27
Darrin Vincent born, 1969
Seldom Scene record "Live at the Cellar Door", 1974

28
Joe Diffie born, 1958
Leslie Keith died, 1977

29
Trevor Noble born, 1982
Harley Gabbard died, 2003
Mike Aldridge died, 2012

30
Mike Auldridge born, 1938 (died 12/29/2012)
John Hartford born, 1937 (died 6/4/2001)
Melvin Goins born, 1933

31
New Year's Eve
(For song suggestions, click here)

Ronnie Simpkins born, 1958
Van Stoneman born, 1940 (died 6/3/1995)
Joe Meadows born, 1934 (died 2/8/2003)
Harley Gabbard born, 1935 (died 12/29/2003)
Jim McReynolds died, 2002
Eddie Shelton died, 1999