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Listen to and watch Gene as he sings and talks about the way it started, and how it is going. He talks about the early days of pickin’ and how it evolved. Be sure to have your sound turned on. Sit back and listen and enjoy.

1964 WIXX radio with the Bluegrass Ramblers band.



In memory of our good friend Gene Christian...long time friend and fellow musician.
Courtesy Arline Morgan

1964 WIXX radio with the Bluegrass Ramblers band.



In memory of our good friend Gene Christian...long time friend and fellow musician.
Courtesy Arline Morgan

Gene Christian tells us Who Wrote the Orange Blossom Special


Gene Christian's 87th Birthday Party.

Gene at the South Florida Bluegrass Association Festival - Feb. 2010


The Story of My Life - early 1970s



Musicians:
Gene Christian - Lead vocal, guitar
Vassar Clements- Fiddle
Benny Martin - Fiddle
Rual Yarbrough - 5-String Banjo
Jim "Bones" Becker - Bass


I've Done All I Can Do - early 1970s





Musicians:
Gene Christian - Lead vocal, guitar
Vassar Clements- Fiddle, vocal harmony
Benny Martin - Fiddle
Rual Yarbrough - 5-String Banjo
Jim "Bones" Becker - Bass


Gene Christian & Carl Lambert - Oct. 19, 2008




Musicians:
Gene Christian - Lead vocal, guitar
Carl Lambert - Harmony vocal, lead guitar
Video recorded by - Jim "Bones" Becker


Who composed the Orange Blossom Special?



The straight "poop" from Gene Christian.

The noise you hear in the background is an old wood burning stove with an electric blower. Hey folks, this is country! On the left at the steel guitar is Carl Lambert. In the center of the vid you might notice "Bones" Becker trying to get some unwelcome critters out of his whiskers as he tenderly caresses his 1961 Fender P-Bass. Next comes Vera, one of Gene's daughters. And of course on the right is Gene himself.
Video recorded by - Carl Lambert



Johnny Cash and the Orange Blossom Special -- how it happened.
The straight "poop" from Gene Christian.
The noise you hear in the background is an old wood burning stove with an electric blower. In the center you see Duff, one of Gene's sons, tenderly caressing Bones' bass. And of course on the right is Gene himself.
Video recorded by - Carl Lambert



Pickin' in the ole days. - Jan. 15, 2008
Listen and watch as Gene talks about how it was in the ole days. Move the furniture out! Roll up the rug! Pick, sing, and dance in the living room. Oh yeah, don’t forget the two buckets in the kitchen. You might notice Bones in the center. Yikes!!!!  Surely he’s not pickin’ his nose??
Video recorded by  –  Carl Lambert



A tribute to Benny Martin - Dec. 29, 2007
Along with Ervin Rouse, Benny Martin was one of Gene’s dearest friends. Benny wrote many great songs, but one of Gene’s favorites was Look What You’ve Done. Listen and watch as Gene sings this tune. Near the end of the tune Gene almost can not go on, so much emotion for his friend Benny.
Musicians:
Gene Christian - Vocal, guitar
Carl Lambert – Steel Guitar
Jim “Bones” Becker – Bass
Video Recorded by – Carl Lambert



Gene Christian and Benny Martin
Musicians:
Gene Christian - Vocal, guitar
Benny Martin - Vocal, fiddle
Vera Christian - Vocal
Johnny Christian - Drums
Carl Lambert – Steel Guitar
Jim “Bones” Becker – Bass
Video Recorded by – Unknown

 
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