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Othar Turner

Othar Turner has been played on NTS over 20 times, featured on 6 episodes and was first played on 12 October 2015.

Veteran bluesman Othar Turner was the last surviving master of the Mississippi back-country fife-and-drum tradition. He was born in 1908, spending his adult life as a sharecropper in the city of Como, an area several miles northeast of the Delta region which also gave rise to musicians including Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough. Beginning his performing career around 1923, Turner initially played the blues as well before picking up the thread of the fife-and-drum tradition, a primitive take on African-American hymns…

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Station Blues
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi Allstars
Birdman Records2000
Station Blues
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi AllstarsBirdman Records2000
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Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi Allstars
Birdman Records2000
Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi AllstarsBirdman Records2000
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Shimmy She Wobble
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi Allstars
Birdman Records2000
Shimmy She Wobble
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi AllstarsBirdman Records2000
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My Babe
Othar Turner, The Rising Star Fife and Drum Band
Birdman Records1997
My Babe
Othar Turner, The Rising Star Fife and Drum BandBirdman Records1997
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Too Slow
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
Birdman Records2001
Too Slow
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum BandBirdman Records2001
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Roll And Tumble
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
Birdman Records2001
Roll And Tumble
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum BandBirdman Records2001
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Short'Nin' / Henduck
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
Birdman Records2001
Short'Nin' / Henduck
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum BandBirdman Records2001
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My Babe
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
Birdman Records2001
My Babe
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum BandBirdman Records2001
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Sitting On Top Of The World
Otha (Othar) Turner, The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
Center For Southern Folklore2014
Sitting On Top Of The World
Otha (Othar) Turner, The Rising Star Fife & Drum BandCenter For Southern Folklore2014
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2-Stepping Place
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
Birdman Records2001
2-Stepping Place
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum BandBirdman Records2001
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