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Bobby Yates

QUOTE FROM HOWARD VOKES

THEY SAY THAT BOBBY YATES BIOGRAPHY CAN BE FOUND IN THE SONGS THAT HE WRITES AND SINGS, THAT IS, EVERY ONE IS FULL OF FEELING AND MEANING PLUS THE FACT THAT SUCH BOBBY YATES SONG GEMS, HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LISTENED, LOO-ZIANNA, THERE'S A LOT OF WAYS, THE LEGEND OF EL PASO , GUESS I'LL BE HURTIN, AND FROM THE SWAMPS TO THE HEAVENS ARE JUST STARTING TO BE APPRECIATED BY THE COUNTRY MUSIC LOVER.

QUOTE FROM JERRY RIVERS

A FEW YEARS AGO I BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH A FLORIDA SINGER NAMED BOBBY YATES. WHEN BOBBY'S RECORD PRODUCER CALLED ME TO PLAY THE FIDDLE ON HIS RECORDS I WAS SURE WE HAD ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO COULD SING JUST LIKE OLD HANK. WRONG! SEVERAL YEARS AND TWO ALBUMS LATER I HAVE COME TO KNOW ONE OF THE MOST SINCERE TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SINGERS I EVER MET. AND HE SINGS JUST LIKE BOBBY YATES.

QUOTE FROM BOBBY YATES

I WAS BORN IN THE SMALL TOWN OF FELLSMERE, FL. ON THE EAST COAST, JULY 1ST, 1940. MY FATHER WAS A FROG HUNTER AND AN ALLIGATOR HUNTER AT THAT TIME AND MADE A VERY GOOD LIVING. HE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN AIRBOAT ACCIDENT WHEN I WAS SIX YEARS OLD. HE DIED TWO WEEKS LATER FROM THOSE INJURIES. MY MOTHER MOVED OUR FAMILY A FEW MILES NORTH TO MELBORNE, FL. THERE I WENT TO SCHOOL AND AS WE LIVED VERY NEAR CAPE CANAVERAL, I WITNESSED ALL THE EARLY SPACE FLIGHTS. IT WAS ALWAYS A THRILL TO WATCH THE ROCKETS LIFT OFF FROM CAPE CANAVERAL. PRIOR TO MY MUSICAL EXPERIENCES I WORKED IN THE SWAMPS WITH THE SNAKES AND GATORS AND AFTER MY MUSICAL EXPERIENCES I AM BACK ONCE AGAIN WITH THE GATORS AND SNAKES AND HAVE ACOMPLISHED WHAT I SET OUT TO DO IN MUSIC. I STILL TRY TO HELP TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC WHENEVER I CAN. I HAVE A FEMALE HARMONIZER WHO IS AN EXCELLENT SINGER AND LIKES THE SAME TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC I DO. EVERY YEAR SINCE I MET KATHY WE HAVE WENT TO THE HANK WILLIAMS MUSEUM IN MONTGOMERY, AL. TO PERFORM. SHE IS THE ONLY PERSON I'VE MET WHO CAN HARMONIZE TO AN OLD HANK WILLIAMS TUNE WITHOUT JEPORDIZING THE INTEGRITY OF HANK'S SONGS.

QUOTE FROM KATHY KEELY

I MET BOBBY AT ONE OF LOCAL PARKS AND FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS SINGING. BEFORE I EVEN KNEW HE HAD RECORDED SOME OF HANK'S MUSIC, I HAD BEEN SINGING WITH HIM FOR A COUPLE MONTHS. WE, BOBBY AND I, SING AT THE LOCAL PARKS AND FUNCTIONS AND WE'RE BOTH STILL THRILLED AT THE AUDIENCE' REACTION TO A GOOD HANK WILLIAMS SONG. I THINK BOBBY IS THE BEST SINGER I EVER HEARD. I PLAN ON SINGING WITH HIM AS LONG AS THE GOOD LORD WILL LET ME.