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 Speck Rhodes

Speck Rhodes

Original Name Gilbert Ray
Birth
West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, USA
Death 19 Mar 2000 (aged 84)
West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Meadow Ridge
Memorial ID 10012 · View Source
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Musician. Born Gilbert R. Rhodes in West Plains, Missouri, he was a country music comedian and entertainer. In the 1930s, with his brothers Dusty and Slim, as the "Log Cabin Mountaineers" they toured on the Vaudeville circuit. He played banjo and bass fiddle and developed a comic character called "Speck" Rhodes. In 1960, he auditioned for the "Porter Wagoner Show" and was hired to play base fiddle as a member of Porter's band, "The Wagon Masters". Speck and Porter stayed together for the next 20 years, appearing in thousands of concerts nationwide as well as appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. He died in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Speck Rhodes (16 Jul 1915–19 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10012, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .