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Othar Turner & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band

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Biography

Othar "Otha" Turner (June 2, 1907 – February 26, 2003) was one of the last well-known fife players in the vanishing American fife and drum blues tradition. He was born in Madison County, Mississippi, and lived his entire life in northern Mississippi as a farmer, where in 1923, aged 16, he learned to play fifes fashioned out of rivercanes.

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Top Songs

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  1. Shortnin'-Henduck  -  3,838 plays
  2. Shimmy She Wobble  -  2,916 plays
  3. Shortnin' / Henduck  -  1,379 plays
  4. Shortin' / Hunduck  -  900 plays
  5. My Babe  -  777 plays
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