On his birthday, local fiddling sensation John Specker performs in the Okemo Valley TV studio with his daughters, Lila & Ida Mae. According to Wikipedia: "Boil Them Cabbage Down" (also "Bile 'Em Cabbage Down") is an American folk song. Hoecakes are small cornmeal cakes that were baked over a fire on the blade of a hoe. A breakfast of hoecakes and cabbage soup testifies to the humble origins of this song. According to Alan Lomax, musicologist and folklorist formerly of the Library of Congress, this tune was originally associated with African slaves brought from Niger. Notable versions of the song have been played by such artists as Pete Seeger, Ruby Jane Smith and the Smothers Brothers. Sam Hinton sings the song in the album How the West Was Won (1959).
Total Run Time: