Charley Everidge

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Charley Everidge -- or Charles Everidge, as he was sometimes called (but not to be confused with the Los Angeles-based doo wop vocalist of the same name) -- was an Arkansas-born folk musician. He played…
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Charley Everidge -- or Charles Everidge, as he was sometimes called (but not to be confused with the Los Angeles-based doo wop vocalist of the same name) -- was an Arkansas-born folk musician. He played the mouth bow and was recorded on the instrument, sometimes in conjunction with his friend Neil Morris, by Alan Lomax. A portion of their work together can be heard on the Atlantic Records box Sounds of the South as the first track on the first disc in the four-CD set. Everidge taught Morris' son, Jimmie Driftwood, how to play the mouth bow, and it was Driftwood, who went on to a major recording career amid the late-'50s/early-'60s folk revival, who reintroduced the instrument to modern listeners.