WAY DOWN THE OLD PLANK ROAD

Created on 05/11/2002
Latest update on 31/01/2010

Artist: Uncle Dave Macon
Author: Christian
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1926

First star of the Grand Ole' Opry. His family operated the Macon Hotel in Nashville, where all these vaudeville entertainers stayed while in town. That's where this latecomer learned his banjo trade. Reissued on Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music.

Covers:

1963:

Mammals

1964:

Holy Modal Rounders [credited to Uncle Dave Macon]

1998:

Grandpa Jones

2002:

Chieftains [as Down The Old Plank Road on cd Down The Old Plank Road, recorded in Nashville; with Bela Fleck and John Hiatt]

2002:

Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs

2006:

David Thomas [on The Harry Smith Project Revisited]

2006:

Robin Williams [as Old Plank Road in Robert Altman film A Prairie Home Companion]

Jordan's A Hard Road To Travel from The Chieftains' follow-up cd Further Down The Old Plank Road was also recorded by Uncle Dave Macon with the Fruit Jar Drinkers in '27 (Vocalion). Riley Puckett sang it as The Other Side Of Jordan.

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