Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ocracoke Cutie

I've located another vintage Ocracoke video. I was chatting with Melissa Garrish Sharber at the post office a few days ago and she alerted me to a YouTube video of the 1990 July 4th entertainment at the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. The "sailors" from the local musical "A Tale of Blackbeard" were performing one of their favorite numbers, "Ocracoke Cutie."

Danny Garrish, Melissa's daddy, and one of the funniest and most delightful people I've ever known, has the lead (he played the ship's cook). My son Stefen played the lead romantic role and sings the duet with Danny.

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_OJKwfUGK8.

If you remember "A Tale of Blackbeard," Danny, Stefen, or any of the other actors, leave a comment with your recollections. I hope you enjoy the video.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the day Charles Lindbergh landed on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112112.htm.


  1. Anonymous12:04 PM

    I was afraid to watch it. But the thought occurred-- are there cds sold -- recordings of the songs from the musicals by the community theater. In this age of technology a new way of historical documentation the position of audio-phile has officially been suggested

  2. Anon 12:04 -- Why were you afraid to watch the video?

    I am not aware of any recordings for sale of songs from island performances.

  3. Anonymous5:50 PM

    For many more OI related videos -
    just google Ocracoke videos

  4. Anonymous8:44 AM

    That was really nice. they all have great voices!

  5. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Afraid because the first video a few days ago set a bar that I thought high to meet. But the background of the building under reno made up for the audio quality -- the films are all documenting a way of life in unique ways. I have nothing to fear but fear itself.