True Facts in a Country Song

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True Facts in a Country Song

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Unless you are from West Virginia—where this film has been shown many times on West Va. public TV—you probably were unaware of the existence of this item, as we were until Everett Alan Lilly mentioned it at a session of reminiscences about the Lilly Brothers at the 2012 I.B.M.A. convention. Now happily in DVD form, the film was shown as early as 1979 as a documentary on Everett and “B” Lilly and their extended families. It is a warm and wonderful look at one of the great brother duos and the land where they grew up. Though only 29 minutes long (a made for TV requisite), it gives us lovely pictures of the West Virginia mountains, plus commentary from Everett and plenty of music as well. Apart from a generous amount of picking & singing by Everett and his family, there’s one song that shows the best known configuration of the group, with Don Stover and Tex Logan, and also a full length segment of SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Everett’s son Jiles Lilly (who was killed in an auto accident not too long after this vintage footage was shot in 1970 at WGBH in Boston. There are shots of the famous (or infamous) Hillbilly Ranch in Boston, where the Lilly Brothers spent a good part of 17 years until Everett moved back to Clear Creek, West Va,. after Jiles death. Film makers Susan Burt and Doug Chadwick did a marvelous job in producing this documentary, and anyone who loves this great brother act will surely enjoy this DVD.

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