In the mid 1970s artist Eleanor Dickinson videotaped a number of evangelical services in Tennessee as part of her "Revival!" project. The original tapes ended up in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. I recently watched them and they are a spectacular document of Pappy in top form preaching, singing and praying in his little church in Knoxville, along with his late wife. We are working on getting permission to use them in the documentary, because they really capture Pappy's spirit--at several points he is so ecstatic he does handstands right by the pulpit. While really excited about this discovery, I also feared that this would have to substitute for new footage of him preaching, because of his recent car accident, but in the words of his daughter, "Oh, he'll be going back to church and the radio station. You wait and see."
There's slightly less than two days left in the Kickstarter campaign and while Pappy's car accident last month has complicated things and we aren't where we wanted to be at this point, today we heard from Pappy's daughter that he is bound and determined to get back on his feet, back on the radio and behind the pulpit, and he made it clear that he is going to be ready for us to come down record his interviews before very long. So spread the word so that we can finish strong!
Finally, take a listen to Pappy's biggest hit, "You Can Be a Millionaire With Me."
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