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Dr. Humphrey Bate
and the Possum Hunters
Born:  May 25, 1875
Died:  June 12, 1936
WSM Grand Ole Opry

About The Artist

One of the earliest stars of WSM's Grand Ole Opry and billed as "One of the outstanding features" on what they were calling this "Old-Time Show" even back in the 1930s when the Opry wasn't even a decade old, perhaps reflecting on the tenor of the show. Music was a hobby to Dr. Humphrey Bate; he was really a bonafide physician and a graduate of Vanderbilt University. They said that "Old time tunes rendered by this team are really something to listen to. We'll vouch that they'll cure some of your ills."

Credits & Sources

  • The Vagabonds, Herald, Dean, Curt, Old Cabin Songs No. 3; Forster Music Publisher, 1934, Chicago, Illinois.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  232 A Going Up Town
  232 B How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?
  239 A Eighth Of January
  239 B Billy In The Low Ground
  243 A Dill Pickle Rag
  243 B Take Your Foot Out Of The Mud
  271 A My Wife Died On Saturday Night
  271 B Old Joe
  275 A Run Nigger Run
  275 B Greenback Dollar Bill
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  05238 A Throw The Old Cow Over The Fence
  05238 B Ham Beats All Meat

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