Sunday, February 6, 2011

Curly Dan & Wilma Ann on Happy Hearts

Curly Dan & Wilma Ann
with the Danville Mt. Boys
Ronnie Ewert Banjo
Charlie Tuttle Mandolin

Happy Hearts 134

10391 ~ South On No. 23 SAMPLE
10392 ~ Original Ballad of Jessie James


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Curley Dan & Wilma Ann

* Originally from Clay, West Virginia. Moved to Detroit, Michigan and performed there for most of their career.
* Real names: Denslie "Curley Dan" Holcomb and Wilma Ann Holcomb.(husband and wife)
* Formed their band in 1955.
* One of the first bluegrass acts to perform and record in the Detroit area.
* Dan worked for the Chrysler Corporation.
* Carmen Flatt (second cousin of Lester Flatt) was a member of their band. (He died in 1993).
* Retired from performing in the early 1980's.

Curly Dan Holcomb played a significant role in the growth and popularity of bluegrass music in the southeast Michigan region. He was a song writer, second
to none, with many great songs such as I’d Better Drink Up and Go, Mixed up Life, My Little Rose, and South on 23.

Pictures and audio sample credit : eBay


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