Monday, June 7, 2010

The Kentucky Singers

One from our Voraxical Theatre blog:

Here's an oddball clip found on YouTube, of Russian bandleader Lud Gluskin performing "Dinah" with the Kentucky Singers. Of these Kentucky Singers we know precious little, but they may be a spin-off of the original Kentucky Jubilee Singers and/or Forbes Randolph's Kentucky Jubilee Choir.

And then there's this from the British Pathe archives.

We don't even know if the Kentucky Singers were really Kentuckians, and the odds are actually against it, since it was apparently the fashion at the time to adopt a faux-Kentuckian image - witness Henny Hendrickson's Louisville Serenaders, a bunch of Jersey guys who probably never set foot in Louisville in their lives. And Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders, based out of Pennsylvania.

Listen: Lud Gluskin and the Kentucky Singers


DH said...

Hard to imagine there was time when Kentucky was 'trendy'...LOL! Hope you are doing okay.

JSH said...

Thanks Danny, I'm hanging in there, due largely to the moral support of good folks like yourself :)