strip mining disasters

by jc story-teller

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The recording history of Strip Mining Disasters. Originally written because of the rising out cry against strip mining for coal. Knowing the ruthlessness of the coal companies and the states politicians, this was not going to be sold with the truth of how devastating it is and has been to the environment in West Virginia.
Sometime in the spring of 1972 I was invited to play for a tribute concert to help raise money for the victims who lost their lives surviving family members. It was held at Marshall University's new student center. The next day after the concert I ran into some bad press over my comments I made while introducing the song Majestic Hills to the audience. I was quoted in the local newspapers as stating, "This is a song I wrote for some people, who died in a flood." I know that I meant to say, for the people who lost their lives in the Buffalo Creek flood, but I forgot the name of the while I was introducing the song. Okay, I put my foot in my mouth. The press and the Marshall newspaper the Parthenon, really stuck it to me as a rude performer who showed no respect for the victims who lost their lives in the Buffalo Creek flood.
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And that begins the history of a song that stayed in my live set for many years to follow. In the beginning it was Majestic Hills and soon afterwards, Strip Mining Disasters

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released January 4, 2016

Produced by - Jim Curnutte
Engineered by - Jim Curnutte
Recorded at - Neuromobility Sound Studios
Analog to digital transfers - Shayne Barker
Cover photo and design - Neuworte Neuworte
Single concept by - Corey Hatton
strip mining disasters - was recorded in Kansas City,MO, Lakeland,FL, Hollywood,CA and Huntington,WV
Live recordings June 11,1972 - Ritter Park Amphitheater - Huntington, WV

Strip Mining Disasters (aka Majestic Hills):
Jim Curnutte - guitars, bass, synth and vocals
Jane Chafin - piano, tron, synths, pump organ and vocals
Alex Kendall - drums, percussion
Sopwith Fazon - barks and howls

She's Gone To Find America (Live - 1972):
Jim Curnutte - guitar and vocals
JB Greene - lead guitar
Elmer Vance - bass
Tadpole - drums

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jc story-teller Huntington, West Virginia

jc story-teller was the original performing name for Jim Curnutte. It was later dropped in 1979 for Assassin of Silence. After two successful released LP's. In 1981 Jim Curnutte decided to drop all the handles and go strictly under his name. Thus came the album (factorial). Many more Jim Curnutte albums coming.
There will be more jc story-teller release coming also.
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