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James Marvell and Buddy Good together again in 2009
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    On Tues Oct 29, 2013 I was serving as a volunteer at The Old Jail Museum in Lynchburg TN. The past Fri and Sat had been the annual Jack Daniels Barbecue Cookoff so most every one had left, it had ben a very slow day. A little before three who should appear at the front door but James Marvell. We had a most lovely visit, he even posed for a picture of me Locking Him Up! He was gracious enough to E-Mail me a copy, which I shall cherish forever. This visit Made My Day, what else can I say. -- Miller Fulks
    James Marvell is a fascinating character.  He dropped in unannounced to the San Antonio Express-News,
    and I'm sure glad he did.  I'm putting together a feature-length article on the Country Cavaleers -- and
    everything sure seems to point to them as the first outlaws. - Hector Saldana, senior music columnist  
    I saw you at the Surf and Turf Restaurant when I was just a kid. My uncle owned the club, Scott Beckner. I loved the song, Sweet Yesterdays, it was awesome. My uncle passed away a few years back, but he and I talked about how much fun it was to see your duo and all the fun and good memories you brought to Parkersburg. Take Care, David Beckner
    Hey James, I finally got a look at this video clip of you and Buddy visiting with each other after so long
    and I'd like to say that it's a true gem. I think you and Faye did a fine job of capturing the moment. I also want
    to thank you and Rod for adding "the song" to the site, it sounds just as good here as anywhere else.
    Best regards from a fan and friend, Rick Rumfelt
    "THE COUNTRY CAVALEERS WERE ACTUALLY THE FIRST OUTLAWS TO COME OUT OF ROCK AND ROLL AND
    MAKE A MARK AS ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS IN COUNTRY MUSIC TOURING WITH MANY MANY OPRY
    AND COUNTRY MUSIC ARTISTS IN THE EARLY 70'S.
    BEING WITH MARVELL IN BOTH GROUPS "MERCY" AND THE COUNTRY CAVALEERS, I CAN ATTEST TO THAT,
    CAUSE I WAS THERE. THE VIDEO PRODUCED BY RODNEY LOOKS GOOD!"
    YOUR FRIEND, BUDDY GOOD
    "Vandor & Movie Industry Endorse First Country Outlaws"
    "The Country Cavaleers were NOTHING like the canned and panned!  They neither looked nor sounded like
    anyone else; something that seems to have long-faded from Entertainment.  
    They were – and still are – The First Country Outlaws, and without the booze or drugs.
    They set forth a Family Image of wholesome entertainment.  Count me among their staunchest fans."
    General Bobby Farrell, Vandor Motion Pictures, Phonorecords and Music Publishing Group
    Buddy Good is a kind, decent type of person.   My only regret is not knowing him years earlier. I never
    saw the long haired Cavaleers.  Good luck James and Buddy   Best regards,  Kurt Wilson, Clarksville, Tn  
    So many years have passed since I knew James and Buddy. My dad worked at WHK radio in
    Cleveland Ohio and my brother played in a local country band so I spent a lot of time with the Cavaleers.
    So happy to see you are doing well, I've thought of you from time to time and wondered how you were.
    Those days were the BEST!!       Linda Boone Frankel
    "Today when we hear the term outlaw, while we automatically refer back to Waylon and Willie, it's time
    that we set the record straight. I say this in knowing that it was the Country Cavaleers who had the right to
    claim such a title. They alone had set the trend for major changes soon to hit the record industry."    
    Jimmy Luhm - Branson Tri-Lakes News
    Way to go Mr. Marvell! "What a positive role model we have here on KWBC.FM! He and his partner were
    the first Country Outlaws but they didn't get high! Let this be a lesson for all of you children while listening to
    that music that promotes sex, drugs, and other perversions. You do not have to be a gangster and do drugs to
    be a success."   #1 KWBC.FM   DJ
    Jerry Sutton <countrymusicplanet@gmail.com> wrote:
    "The Country Cavaleers were the first country outlaws & a song about this by one of the members,
    James Marvell, can be heard on CMP Radio at  www.countrymusicplanet.com/live "
    As the Son of Buddy Good, I can say with an honest heart these things...
    As a young kid I grew up watching Jamie and Buddy "My Dad" play music cause they loved to play Music.
    To the kind of man Buddy "My Dad" is, simply put as "AMAZING". We were brought up with music all around
    us, just me and my dad playing together at my schools growing up and him always entertaining the crowd no
    matter how big or how small. You always got the same energy. Dad and I live 2000 miles apart, but every time
    we get together we still play and entertain every chance we get. Did they set the standard in country music? I
    say Heck yeah. Does it still stand true today for me and when I play? You better believe it!
    The Country Cavaleers are still inspiring to this day...