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Othar Turner

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Othar Turner

Othar Turner has been played on NTS shows including CCarTalkLA w/ Martine Syms, with Tango Twist first played on 12 October 2015.

Othar Turner (a.k.a. Otha Turner) (b. east of Canton, Mississippi, June 2, 1907; d. February 26, 2003), was one of the last well-known fife players in the vanishing American fife and drum musical tradition. He lived his entire life in northern Mississippi as a farmer, where in 1923 at the age of 16 he first learned to play the fife and make them from sugarcane.

Turner and The Rising Star Fife and Drum Band (which consisted of friends and relatives) primarily played at farm…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Shimmy She Wobble
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi Allstars
Birdman Records2000
Shimmy She Wobble
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi AllstarsBirdman Records2000
Discogs
Tango Twist
Othar Turner, Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
L+R Records1981
Tango Twist
Othar Turner, Rising Star Fife And Drum BandL+R Records1981
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