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You Can't Hoot Without One
June 15, 2007 10:20 PM   Subscribe

If it's the 3rd Saturday in June, it must be time for the National Hollerin Contest in Spivey's Corner, NC. Ever since the contest's earliest days, it tends to make the media's ears perk up. Hear and watch the many kinds of hollers, see last year's winner or buy a CD (featuring hollerin' legend O.B. Jackson.) Pr"eef"iously.
posted by DonnieSticks (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I prefer hootin', myself.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:34 PM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaawwwwwwhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:38 PM on June 15, 2007


Ah: a good holler! ;)
posted by taosbat at 10:44 PM on June 15, 2007


Hollerin'? My kids think I'm the hollerin QUEEN!
posted by amyms at 11:13 PM on June 15, 2007


I didn't see the "eef" FPP when it came up the first time. I must teach myself to do this, to fill in those awkward silences.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:31 AM on June 16, 2007


Ah: a good holler!

I'd rather be in some dark holler
Where the sun don't ever shine
Than for you to be some other man's darling
When you ain't no longer mine

-Clarence Ashley
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:56 AM on June 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


Awesome! Thanks. Time to get out the Hollerin' CD, which, to be honest, I don't listen to all that much.
posted by OmieWise at 4:44 AM on June 16, 2007


My cousins went to school at Midway High School which at least at the beginning is where they hold the contest. Spivey's Corner is just a sign at an intersection: If you blink you'll miss it.

You don't GET too much more country than THAT area.
posted by konolia at 5:44 AM on June 16, 2007


Nothing says "Good morning Neighbour , down the way and across the crick" like a signature holler.

My Neighbour's a good musket shot away from me so I gotta really belt it out. Goes like this ' Weeeeeeeyeeeeeeeepeeeeeeee' and then a high wistle.
posted by nola at 7:59 AM on June 16, 2007


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