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The Skillet Lickers were an old-time band from Georgia, USA.

When Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett signed to Columbia in 1924, they created the label's earliest so-called "hillbilly" recording. Gid Tanner formed The Skillet Lickers in 1926. The first line-up was Gid Tanner, Riley Puckett, Clayton McMichen and Fate Norris. Between 1926 and 1931 they recorded 88 sides for Columbia. Eighty-two of these were commercially issued. Later…

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  • Nigga ran, ran so fast, stoved his head in a hornet's nest!
  • Gid, the clown of the group, added a high falsetto, over Riley’s vocal lead. Other bands, notably [artist]Earl Johnson and His Dixie Entertainers[/artist], copied this technique. The high vocal (sung by [artist]Nettie Stoneman[/artist]) is also found in the [artist]Stoneman Family[/artist] recording of the 1920s. http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/gid-tanner-and-the-skillet-lickers--1926-.aspx
  • nigger.... yeaaaa
  • Run, nigger, run!
  • Run , nigger , Run!:D
  • run, nigger, run!

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