Well this clip features a mandolin player from Meridian, Mississippi, Mr. Mike Compton. He is accompanied by his mandolin sidekick, David Long. The impromptu concert setting is unique in itself--staged at someone's house/loft. This video features a song that John Hartford put his signature on. It's called the "Squirrel Hunters."
Here is one from the black & white archives . . . 1958 Martha White Show, featuring Ricky Skaggs when he was seven years old. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs are accompanying him on a good ol' toe-tapper.
Well . . . Factor sure regretted having to leave Nashville Thursday afternoon, especially when he passed by Ryman Auditorium and saw Rhonda Vincent's Martha White tour bus parked beside the building prior to her show there that evening. :cry:
See if y'all recognize the person backing Miss Rhonda on vocals with "Heartbreaker's Alibi."
Oh says Red Molly to James "That's a fine motorbike.
A girl could feel special on any such like"
Says James to Red Molly "My hat's off to you
It's a Vincent Black Lightning, 1952.
And I've seen you at the corners and cafes it seems
Red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme"
And he pulled her on behind and down to Boxhill they did ride
Oh says James to Red Molly "Here's a ring for your right hand
But I'll tell you in earnest I'm a dangerous man.
For I've fought with the law since I was seventeen,
I robbed many a man to get my Vincent machine.
Now I'm 21 years, I might make 22
And I don't mind dying, but for the love of you.
And if fate should break my stride
Then I'll give you my Vincent to ride"
"Come down, come down, Red Molly" called Sergeant McRae
"For they've taken young James Adie for armed robbery.
Shotgun blast hit his chest, left nothing inside.
Oh come down, Red Molly to his dying bedside"
When she came to the hospital, there wasn't much left
He was running out of road, he was running out of breath
But he smiled to see her cry
He said "I'll give you my Vincent to ride"
Says James "In my opinion, there's nothing in this world
Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do,
Ah, they don't have a soul like a Vincent 52"
Oh he reached for her hand and he slipped her the keys
Said "I've got no further use for these.
I see angels on Ariels in leather and chrome,
Swooping down from heaven to carry me home"
And he gave her one last kiss and died
And he gave her his Vincent to ride.