John Edwards memorial collection, 1964.


John Edwards memorial collection, 1964.

Recording of an interview with Troy Gray (1906- ), son of Anglo- American fiddler A.A. (Ahaz Augustus) Gray (1881-1939), from Tallapoosa, Carroll County, Ga. Gray discusses his father's musical career during the 1920s and 1930s. A.A. Gray was an old-time fiddler who recorded for the Okeh label in the middle 1920s, and appeared on a number of recordings for the Vocalion label with a band called Seven Foot Dilly. The interview covers social and community functions of music, fiddlers' conventions, and other topics, including some mention of other local Georgia musicians, including John Carson, Lowe Stokes, and Clayton McMichen.

1 sound recording.

Related Entities

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Carson, Fiddlin' John, 1868-1949 (person)

Gray, Troy, 1906- (person)

Gray, A. A. (Ahaz Augustus), 1881-1939 (person)

OKeh Records (Firm) (corporateBody)

Stokes, Lowe (person)

Seven Foot Dilly (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Vocalion Records. (corporateBody)

Nobley, Robert. (person)

McMichen, Clayton, 1900-1970 (person)

Clayton McMichen, who was born on January 26, 1900 in Allatoona, Georgia, began to play the fiddle when he was 11 years old. He began to gain notoriety on his instrument at fiddlers' conventions in the 1920s and on WSB radio. Soon after WSB went on the air in Atlanta in 1922 and for the following four years, McMichen was heard as the leader of a string band called the Home Town Boys. He went on to make several popular recordings with the Skillet Lickers between 1926 and 1930; in abo...