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Posted By: Arkie
03-Aug-10 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Mitch Jayne of the Dillards August 2010
Subject: RE: Obit: Mitch Jayne of the Dillards August 2010
As good as the Dillards were, it was Mitch Jayne leaning on his bass introducing songs and talking to the audience that really set them apart. Dale mentioned Home Grown Stories, a book of Ozark humor that can stand repeated reading. One other valuable aspect of the book was Jayne's attention to the rapidly fading back country Ozark vocabulary. He had a deep love and respect for his Ozark roots and made a lasting contribution to the preservation of the language and humor.