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Thursday, 29 April 2010


Dog Bite Yo’ Hide (1001.A) (deadwax 1000.A)
(Smokey Ward) (No Publisher Noted)
Doin’ My Time (1001.B) (deadwax 1000.B)
(J. Skinner) (No Publisher Noted)

Hear "Dog Bite Yo' Hide"

1 comment:

  1. This was recorded while Smokey Ward and the
    Barrel Head Gang were at WPFB in Middletown, Ohio in the early 1950s. Some notable members of the band were Jim & Jesse McReynolds and Fairley Holden. Smokey does the vocal on "Dog Bite Yo' Hide". It's made up of folksy sayings that Smokey used on his radio shows. It's the same song recorded later by Jimmie Martin who picked it up while
    working with Smokey at WPFB. The vocalist on
    "Doin' My Time" was Fairley Holden who probably did as much to popularize the song in southwest Ohio as Jimmie Skinner himself did.