For some reason the Sullivan Family never sounds as good on their records as they do live, but this clip captures some of their greatness. The song is not the most compelling one, but Marge's voice sounds great and Brother Enoch's fiddling is a pure thing. Really you have to see them live, outside at a bluegrass festival when Brother Enoch is unrestrained. These seemed filmed in a church.
I have a theory that Marge Sullivan was partly a model for Marge Simpson. The voice is close. The hair a dead ringer. Any takers?
Marge just recently had a five-way bypass after a huge heart attack. You can send her a get-well card here:
c/o The Sullivan Family
P.O. Box 69
St. Stephens, AL 36569
she starts singing at 2:40 in this one:
I've been putting our 50+ hours of Wayne's footage on a harddrive and so have been saturated with this song of late.