Skillet Lickers Bilin’ Cabbage Down

America's Music by Oermann
America’s Music by Oermann

These here fellas were known as The Skillet Lickers way back in the 1920s. Now before you go thinking one of them licked too much skillet, the one with the hair like a dead man’s curve was legally blind, but Riley Puckett was quite the vocalist. Haven’t heard of of this hillbilly band from Georgia? Well, that’s probably because they were selling singles before you were born. “Down Yonder” was their biggest hit on RCA Victor, but others included “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” and “Bile Them Cabbage Down.” They disbanded in 1931. Andy Griffith performed his more grammatically-correct version of “Boil Them Cabbbage Down” on his hit show. As an added bonus, a verse is sung by Bob Denver, aka Maynard G. Krebs and Gilligan.

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  1. Nice musical post. I enjoy “Hillbilly Music”. There is a Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in Bean Blossom. This year is the 51st version of the Blue Grass Festival. Always fun. If you boil my cabbage down I hope you fry it up in a little in some bacon fat.

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