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My first attimpt a recording Old Jonny Boker.

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Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on March 16, 2015 at 9:33pm

I do have a question for anyone to respond to.  I wrote a song about my gggrandfather being on the Sultana and his adventures would that be ok to do on a video or do I need to stick with the old songs, like Jonny Boker?  I attempted to do it in the old style. 

Comment by Leonidas (Lee) Jones on March 16, 2015 at 9:41pm
Personally, I would love to hear it, Curtis.
Comment by Mark Weems on March 16, 2015 at 10:30pm

Go for it. Old-Time music has some maritime disaster songs, and at least this one would be period accurate.

Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on March 17, 2015 at 3:58pm

I will try recording it this Sunday. 


Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on March 17, 2015 at 4:02pm

Yes, he survived, he was only 13 when he joined a Kent. Cav. reg.  the 4th.  was captured during the Atlanta Campaign on a raid for Love Joy station.  spent 9 months of "rest and relaxation at Andersonville, then was freed to travel from Andersonville to Vicksburg and board the Sultana. 

Curtis  I have been invited to play the song at the 150th Sultana get together in april. 

Comment by Wes Merchant on March 17, 2015 at 4:06pm

I've seen pictures of the reunion of Sultana survivors, is he by in chance in any?

Comment by Dan O;Connor on March 21, 2015 at 11:39am

Very nicely Done Tom


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