Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Ballard "Pappy" Raborn Taylor

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 02/13/1978

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Call Number: 

1976OH59.25

Mr. Taylor remembers his music career, bands that he performed with, "The Carolina Troubadour", "Uncle Henry's Original Kentucky Mountaineers", "The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys": comments on other musicians and country music bands that he performed with: tells radio stations they performed on, their call letters and where they were located: names four members of the "Old Skillet Lickers" band, talks about recordings they made and their popularity: comments on the growth and changes in country (hillbilly) music: mentions various stringed instruments and their development. Taylor also plays his banjo.

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