OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

Latest update on 30/10/2017

Artist: Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Author: Bascom Lunsford
Label: Brunswick
Year: 1928

About moonshine, quite a popular brand in Lunsford's North Carolina during prohibition. As a lawyer he defended moonshiners. A soft drink took its name. Lunsford sold his rights for $25 to Scotty Wiseman to finance a trip home from Chicago to Asheville, NC, where he organised his mountain folk festival. He got his rights back from Scotty the day he retired.

Covers:

1935:

Scott Wiseman & Bascom Lunsford

1939:

Lulu Belle & Scotty [with the same Scott Wiseman who bought this song from Lunsford]

1940s:

Uncle Dave Macon

1947:

Grandpa Jones

1959:

Stanley Brothers

1959:

Clancy Brothers

1963:

Roy Acuff

1968:

Commander Cody [demo]

1969:

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

1969:

Glen Campbell

1972:

Willie Nelson [hit in '81 as Mountain Dew]

1973:

Eric Weissberg

See also: Rare Old Mountain Dew.

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