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Get out those Christmas albums!
For starters, play “If We Make It Through December” (by Terry Eldridge or Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum). Later on this month, you might want to play “Late December” by Gold Heart.

1

Carter Stanley died, 1966.
(Play “In Memory of Carter Stanley” by Ralph Stanley, “Carter” from Ralph Stanley II or “Hills of Home” by Ralph Stanley.)
Daniel Bailey born, 1918 (died 3/22/2004)
Jack Cooke died, 2009

2

“Big Al” Weekley born, 1961

3

Saburo (Sab) Watanabe born, 1949
Rabon Delmore born, 1916 (died Dec. 4, 1952).

Melissa Monroe died, 1990
Ray Davis died, 2014

4

Chris Hillman born, 1944
Fred Bartenstein born, 1950

5

Molly O’Day died, 1987

6

Douglas Porter born, 1956
John Gillis born, 1966
First sound recording by Thomas Alva Edison, 1877
Jim Eanes born, 1923 (died 11/21/1995)
Jack Cooke born, 1936 (died 12/3/2009)

7

Pearl Harbor Day
(Play “Between the Devil and the Deep” by Band of Ruhks or “Cowards over Pearl Harbor” by Wilma Lee Cooper or “7th of December” by Jesse McReynolds and Bobby Osborne from their “Masters of the Mandolin” album)
Bobby Osborne born, 1931
(Play “I’ve Seen It All” from Bobby’s “Memories” album.)
Chris Jones born, 1959
Jason Burleson born, 1967

8

Flatt & Scruggs play Carnegie Hall (and record an album there), 1962
(Play “The Night Flatt and Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall” by Jerry Salley from his “Front Porch Philosophy” album)
John Lennon fatally shot, 1980

10

Vern Williams born, 1930 (died 6/6/2006)
Mike O’Reilly born, 1944
Lachlan Davidson born, 1984
Dempsey Young died, 2006

John Duffey died, 1996
(Play “Tribute to John Duffey” by the Gentlemen of Bluegrass from their album “Carolina Memories”)

11

Savannah and Sarah Church born, 1995
Charles Whitstein born, 1945

Butch Baldassari born, 1952 (died 1/10/2009)
Ronnie Stewart born, 1968
Flatt and Scruggs record “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”, 1949

12

First Day of Hanukkah (8 Days)
(Play “In the Window” by Claire Lynch from her “Holiday” album)
Johnny Whisnant born, 1921

13

(Play “December 13” by the Boxcars)
Buck White born, 1930
Dale Vanderpool born, 1953
Shannon Slaughter born, 1968

14

Ray Hesson born, 1941 (died 5/24/2016)
Keith Little born, 1955

Rick Abrams died, 1997

Joe Carr died, 2014

15

Red Rector born, 1929 (died May 31, 1990).
A.P. Carter born, 1891 (died Nov. 7, 1960).
(Play “The A.P. Carter Family Fold” by Jack Tottle or “Follow Me Back to the Fold” by Mark Newton).
Mike Anglin born, 1969
Bea Lilly born, 1921 (died 9/18/2005)
Frank Necessary died, 2011.
Jimmy Maynard died, 2015

17

Sharon White born, 1953
Bill Napier born, 1935 (died 5/3/2000)
Roy Huskey, Jr. born, 1956 (died 9/6/1997)
Dan Fogelburg died, 2007
Lance LeRoy died, 2015

18

Raymond W. McLain born, 1953
Jim Mills born, 1966

19

First performance by Uncle Dave Macon on Grand Ole Opry, 1925
“Jumpin” Bill Carlisle born, 1908
John McEuen born, 1945

20

Courtney Johnson born, 1939 (died 6/7/1996)
Frank Necessary born, 1935 (died 12/15/2011)
Bill Keith born, 1939
Chubby Anthony born, 1935 (died 2/5/1980)
Sally Ann Forrester born, 1922 (died 11/17/1999)

21

First Day of Winter
(For song suggestions, click here.)
Russell Moore born, 1963

David Crowe born, 1979
Danny Barnes born, 1961
Johnny Bailes died, 1989
Harold Morrison died, 1993

22

Greg Cahill born, 1946

23

Pat Cloud born, 1950
Benny Sims died, 1995

24

Charlie Moore died, 1979
Lulu Belle (Myrtle Eleanor Cooper) of “Lulu Belle and Scotty” born, 1913 (died 2/8/1999)
Charles Johnson (Jody Rainwater) died, 2011
Takeharu Kunimoto died, 2015

25

Christmas Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Curley Seckler born, 1919
Alton Delmore born, 1908
“Rocky Top” by the Osborne Brothers was released, 1967.

26

Alan O’Bryant born, 1955
Dwight Moody born, 1929
Bashful Brother Oswald (Kirby) born, 1911 (Died 10/17/2002)
Travis Lewis born, 1958
Jimmy Arnold died, 1992
John Palmer died, 1993
Jon Benet Ramsey murdered, 1997.
(Play “The Mystery That Won’t Go Away” by Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pederson on their “Running Wild” album).

27

Now would be a good time to play “Late December” by Gold Heart from their album “Places I’ve Been” (Mountain Fever)
Darrin Vincent born, 1969

Seldom Scene record “Live at the Cellar Door”, 1974

28

Joe Diffie born, 1958
Leslie Keith died, 1977

29

Trevor Noble born, 1982
Harley Gabbard died, 2003
Mike Aldridge died, 2012

30

Mike Auldridge born, 1938 (died 12/29/2012)
John Hartford born, 1937 (died 6/4/2001)
(Song suggestion: play “Song for John Hartford” by Chatham County Line)
Melvin Goins born, 1933 (died 7/29/2016)
Dailey & Vincent join the Grand Ole Opry, 2016

31

New Year’s Eve
(For song suggestions, click here)
Ronnie Simpkins born, 1958
Van Stoneman born, 1940 (died 6/3/1995)
Joe Meadows born, 1934 (died 2/8/2003)
Monroe Fields born, 1928 (died 2/21/2015)

Harley Gabbard born, 1935 (died 12/29/2003)
Jim McReynolds died, 2002
Eddie Shelton died, 1999

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