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Othar Turner

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Othar Turner

Othar Turner has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 4 episodes and was 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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Station Blues
Otha Turner, The Afrossippi Allstars
Birdman Records2000
Station Blues
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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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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Granny Will Your Dog Bite
Othar Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
Zweitausendeins, L+R Records1982
Granny Will Your Dog Bite
Othar Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum BandZweitausendeins, L+R Records1982
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Bounceball
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum Band
Birdman Records2001
Bounceball
Otha Turner, The Rising Star Fife And Drum BandBirdman Records2001
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