Jessie Handley

Country

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

 

#141 is another radio appearance by The Dixie Gentlemen, this one from WBCF-AM in Florence, Alabama, recorded on September 17, 1966. On this recording, Jesse Handley is on bass, and Al Lester is on fiddle. This is a fantastic radio session, with some amusingly chatty DJ’s, and features soul-stirring versions of “As Long as the Wind Blows” (a song that was a hit at the time by country artist Johnny Darrell) and the classic “Sitting on Top of the World.”

Source: http://thespps.org/blog/2010/09/25/remembering-rual-yarbrough/

More info: http://www.alamhof.org/dixiegentlemen.html

http://www.myspace.com/jakelandersband

DIXIE GENTLEMEN - Muscle Shoals, Alabama

 

The band was built around the compositions of guitarist/lead vocalist Jake Landers (Town Creek, AL)along with their vocal trios and the solid instrumentation of Herschel Sizemore (Sheffield, AL) on mandolin and Rual Yarbrough (Florence, AL)on banjo. In addition, fiddler Vassar Clements played with them for a time, as did fiddler, Al Lester (Muscle Shoals, AL). The group had several bass players over the years including Billy Sizemore, Wesley Stevens, and especially Jesse Handley.

The dissolution of the Dixie Gentlemen resulted from a need for their services as sidemen in bands led by top names in the field.

Source: http://www.alamhof.org/dmusachv.html

 

 

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