By Mark Frauenfelder at 5:25 pm Sun, Nov 30, 2008
Amy Crehore found this video of Eddie Thomas and Carl Scott playing "My Ohio Home." Hokum Music on YouTube
The Guy playing the Washboard looks like Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
I think you just found the world’s oldest music video.
That’s keepin’ it real. But is it really Hokum?
I dunno…I’d be interested to see more details about the recording. If it is fake, nice job.
No, it’s not hokum, but the footage is genuine–unless the Yazoo video compilation that must be the source (“Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be”) is a put-on, too.
Thanks for the uke!
Wow, it is stuff like this that remind me there is culture in America.
Here’s a link to the whole thing, complete with a great bit of acting in the introduction:
“Someone been usin’ my instrument to wash on!”
As an aspiring, semi-professional kazoo man myself, I have to say his technique is pitch perfect. Wonderful video.
My dad plays the washboard and I wanted to send him this clip. But I can hear a lot more instruments than just the ukulele and the washboard ( and I can hardly hear the washboard). Is the soundtrack genuine?
Randomly enough I was watching a film last night that used this exact same clip to talk about new influences in the music made by while people in North Carolina.
The film was High Lonesome and is the story of Bill Monroe and Bluegrass music and how it has come to be.
Might enjoy it..
Down Home music
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