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Lucy Gray

October 2, 1990 OHC132 83 min.


Daughter of early Grand Ole Opry performer and Fruit Jar Drinkers band member, Claude Lampley.

Interview Summary

1990 October 2
(1 hour, 23 minutes)
Lucy Gray, daughter of Grand Ole Opry star Claude Lampley, talks about the early years of country music. Discussion includes a family history; her father’s musical influences; origin of the name Fruit Jar Drinkers; memories of Judge Hay; early memories of the WSM Barn Dance and the Grand Ole Opry; the music of the Fruit Jar Drinkers; and early Opry performers, including the Delmore Brothers, Uncle Dave Macon, and Arthur Smith.

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