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Johnny Rhymer Music

The 11 items in this digital collection are from AC-825: Johnny Rhymer Music and Papers, Series 2, which contains original audiocassettes and phonograph records of 1940s country and bluegrass singers and pickers. Biographical Note: Johnny H. Rhymer was born in 1920 in North Carolina and died in 2001. He married Hazel Martha Boone (1923-2013) from Yancey County, North Carolina. He served in the Armed Forces in World War II, registering in 1941. Hazel's brother Claude Boone was also a singer and recorded a cassette for her. Johnny sang and played fiddle with Farmer's Federation with Chub Parham, Phil Rhymer and Louie Taylor in the 1970s. Several of the original cassettes state "at Chub's" when recorded. This band traveled throughout western North Carolina playing at picnics of farmers. He also played with the Bear Creek Ramblers. This band was awarded a certificate from Mars Hill College, North Carolina in 1972 for their efforts to preserve the culture of the Appalachian Mountain Region via the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Minstrel of the Appalachia Festival. Johnny also received several of these certificates between 1972-1981.