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He is my son.
and you're my son
This could be the FIRST RECORDING OF "Mountain Dew", long before the Grandpa Jones version!
It is. If I'm not mistaken, Bascom wrote it, or at least is given credit for it
..this is the song Ween covered?
Such a joy to hear this.
holcroft1969 Truly a great joy.
good ole Pepsi from old town poughkeepsie. doo doo
i still got his best pair of Sunday boots
he was my 57 th cousin 3 times removed
Whoa, huh? He's only like, my 2nd or 3rd cousin...
he is my cousin as well.
All you Lunsfords are coming out of the woodworks here. Lucky you, being related to this guy! The best I've got is that I'm a distant cousin of a low-level senator.
@jmilesweb97 Too many of us. Must be millions...LOL
+john Hegarty you guys ought to organize a family reunion on this comment section
Mighty fine. - Even if he is singing about liquor.
Or that fizzy Drink that Cleetus Mc Farland drinks all the time.
he is my great great grandfather
I was always curious, whatever happened to Bascom's banjo? Is it on display anywhere near Asheville or South Turkey Creek?
@TheValvefan Thank you.
He's my great great great uncle. No seriously
I was just this minute reading an old Jerry Bledsoe article from 1972 in which he interviewed Mr. Lunsford.I am so glad I was able to find this version. I think this was the first song I heard my father singing, many years ago. Other than that, I have only heard the versions by Grandpa Jones and the like.
my grandfather claybourn lunsford is bascoms great grandson so i am a direct descendant of him my moms dad is claybourn and i cant remember my grandfathers dads name but his father is bascom
Eian Hoots hey get ahold of me, i am a distant cousin Bascom lunsford and the lunsford family lives in Texas now. It would be awesome to hear from some distant relative's. You can look me up on Facebook with Koda Rodriguez directly
Aniyunwiya Ageya hey you guys need to get ahold of me he is a distant cousin of him and we have a big family of lunsford's that live in Texas
Aniyunwiya Ageya and bascoms grandson is also Allen Lunsford
Eian Hoots he's my great great grandfather and he's related to my mom who is related to someone else but it's confusing
Bascom's dad is John Bassett Lunsford, whose dad is Allen Lunsford, whose dad is also Allen Lunsford.
Victoria, I'm his cousin :-) We must be related!
He was my husband's grandfather.
Was he a relative pf Jimmie Dickens??
same here, but it was my great grandfather that made the whiskey.
I am trying to go back to the original roots of this song, thanks for posting. Did you record it off of a 78?
Bascom is my husband's great grandfather, just returned from Asheville's NC this past weekend. The bronze statue in front of the Civic Center where there are folk dancers and and bluegrass band, the banjo player is suppose to be Bascom Lunsford.
Bascom is an ancestor of mine, and even looks a lot like my dad.
on my first day in court i wish to report
They should use this song for a commerical for the drink.
kokomotoysonline when they say Mountain Dew there talkin about moonshine not a dope
@McGrenzer Oh did grandpa jopones rewrite it?
naw this is the original
isnt the second vers Is"my uncle nort he was sawed off and short measured bout 4'2 but he felt like a giant when he got him a pint of that good ole mountain dew"
How would one call this banjo style? It doesn't sound exactly like drop-thumb clawhammer style in that it has these clear roll-type patterns. Maybe it's related to the turn-of-the-century "classical"/parlor banjo style?
I love the way he always slides his voice up to the third. I wonder if this slide is something original to the British Isles or whether it was picked up from African American music in the Appalachian region.
get a ouija board and ask him