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The Little River Novelty Band Of The 1980s Performed Music 'Just For The Fun Of It'

Picturing The Past


July 8, 2019

The Little River Novelty Band was organized in June 1980 “just for the fun of it.” They provided free entertainment at community centers and for charitable institutions and clubs. Vivian Edge was the band director and Henry Pettitt was the manager.

They were a group of senior citizens who enjoyed playing, singing and sharing the music of their youth. Songs ranged from “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” first published in 1910 and 1912, to 1920s jazz favorite “Sweet Georgia Brown” and Hank Williams’ 1953 country hit “Your Cheatin’ Heart....

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