The Good Old Fashioned Way
September 1, 2013 1:46 PM Subscribe
Hamper McBee - moonshiner, carnival barker, singer and raconteur There’s no other way to say it: Hamper was an absolute original. His clothes; his mustache and pompadour; his lusty dedication to booze, cigarettes, and light cussing (“goddamn” and “hell” being foremost in his lexicon); his keen intelligence and creative grace (sincerely) sharing space in his conversation and repertoire with hysterically bizarre, irreverent, and filthy songs and tales from a life spent on the carnival circuit, at the moonshine still, in the Wauhatchie railroad yards, in the back of Sheriff Bill Malone’s patrol car, and as Hamper McBee.
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- from the Folkstreams "Southbound" series. Filmed by Sol Korine.
Hamper sings Jasper Jail
At the 1982 Knoxville World Fair
Black Jack Davey
On religion and drinking on Sunday
On racing a Southern Railway train
On Hot Rod Hogan
, "only monkey in existence that rides a car in a motordrome."