R.I.P. for the original ‘Jewish Hillbilly,’ Zeke Manners
, died this date in 2000, who was buried
– at his request – wearing “a baseball cap celebrating the Spice Girls, red suspenders and purple glasses from a 99-cent store. A cigar was in his pocket.” [NYT obituary] [more inside]
posted by LeLiLo
on Oct 14, 2013 -
Chicago's hillbilly culture may come as a surprise.
The great migration of African Americans from the South to Chicago is, of course, widely known and well documented; their impact on the south and west sides continues to be clear. The lesser known and somewhat later stream of white Southerners ("hillbillies" for short, though that's a pejorative, of course) had a big impact on the city's north side. [more inside]
posted by JimInLoganSquare
on Jun 16, 2013 -
Winter's Bone director Debra Granik offers her 45+ minute documentary, Hillbilly Up!
, as a free exclusive iTunes download. The film features several of the local musicians and actors from the film discussing Ozarks culture and history.
posted by dobbs
on Jan 3, 2011 -
The DeZurik Sisters
committed only six songs to record during their recording career, but were the first women stars of the Grand Ole Opry
and the National Barn Dance
. Now WFMU has 32 tracks
of theirs from their early appearance as The Cackle Sisters on the Purina Checkerboard Squares Radio Show. Download away and hear the yodeling that swept the nation in the early 40s.
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Aug 2, 2007 -
The Hillbilly Housewife. "I am just a humble, barefoot, hillbilly woman with too many irons in the fire like most folks...You will not find nutrional information with these recipe because I do not beleive that God intends normal, everyday eating to be a burden for His children."
posted by bingo
on May 15, 2004 -