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Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:00pm
Hello,

Here is a place to look at some really old and sometimes funny pictures of Bluegrass, mandolins and related stuff. #These pictures I'm posting were recently scanned from Dads archive of slides. #I plan to do mine soon too. #I was usually standing next to Dad when these were taken, so they have alot of meaning to me. #Thanks Dad for capturing this stuff.

Bill Monroe..June 68 Norwalk OH

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:02pm
Ronnie Reno, Bobby Osborne...Berryville Va 67 (I think)

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:03pm
John Duffy..Charlie Waller..Ohio 1968

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:04pm
Same..with my head watchin' the licks

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:05pm
Herschel Sizemore Berryville 67 or 68. Playing 72615, the Griffith Loar about 7 or 8 years before I got it

AlanN
Sep-19-2005, 2:06pm
mmm, mmm, good. And there's Boom-Boom Ferris, too.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:07pm
Bill Monroe with Bill Harrell and Don Reno..Ohio 1968

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:08pm
Add a bit of Red Smiley to the act

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:10pm
Bill and Lester take the stage for the first time in decades #1968

Edit 10/06...not true, it was talked about happening here, but didn't

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:12pm
I start documenting Mandolins...89725 taken in 1967

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:13pm
back

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:14pm
George Gruhn used to be young too!!..and travel down from Chicago where he was going to school to sell 000-45's and such..circa 1967 or 68

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:15pm
Mike Auldridge and Dad have been friends for a long time..circa 1967 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:18pm
By the same token, I've known Terry Baucom quite a while..he used to be rather robust..and play the fiddle. #That's me on mandolin and some other NC pickers..I think that's Jimmy Arnold back there too.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:20pm
Some large company didn't care what you sold at festivals in 1968 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:22pm
"The Duck" lands..Norman Blake..maybe 1970 or 71

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:23pm
Darryl gets a Loar..72615 taken June 1976

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:24pm
closer..72615

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:26pm
Jimmy Gaudreau had a Fern back then..84270

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:28pm
JD was good..circa 76

AlanN
Sep-19-2005, 2:30pm
And that looks like Glenn Lawson to Jimmy's left. That mandolin is owned by Paganoni now.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:30pm
One of the Knoxville Grass's first bigger festivals..Reidsville NC 1976...Me, Glenn Laney (d), Paul Brewster, Lynn Norman (d), Jimmy Millsapps

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:32pm
Well...there were a few people there...JD hadn't gotten there yet

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:33pm
Bill Emerson like to talk banjos..Bill, Chris Page and myself 1968

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:38pm
I was really proud of my Randy Wood F-12 conversion..me and Randy 1968

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:39pm
Yep..Glenn Lawson...and 45 or 46 bone

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 2:56pm
We had alot of fun at Union Grove...prob 1966 or 67. #Tut Taylor, #Hughie Wylie myself (1966 F5), and Fred Bartenstein on guitar..woops..almost missed little brother Mitch down there on guitar too

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:01pm
Beanblossom was fun too..1968 I believe..Tom McKinney, Rual Yarbrough, (I forget who), George Gruhn, Autrey Rowland, Myself, brother Mitch and Tut Taylor. #Tut is holding Loar 72615 after we returned it to him. #He had Loaned it to me for about 9 months

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:03pm
Wayne Stewart and I hung out at festivals..he invited Dad and I to come to Ky and visit. #He knew a good mandolin player about my age...Sam Bush. #Rowland White would jam at a chance too

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:04pm
Sam and I sometime around 1968 or 9

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:06pm
We can't forget Dad..here he is with his first complete refinish job...and his new 68 Catalina. Darn, I'm almost 15 years older than him in this picture now

Scotti Adams
Sep-19-2005, 3:20pm
...great stuff Darryl.....thanks for the step back in time....Alan...isnt that Ed Mcglothlin on the bass with the 'Gents?...he was there before Ferris....I could be wrong.

Big Joe
Sep-19-2005, 3:29pm
Thank you Darryl!

AlanN
Sep-19-2005, 3:29pm
Looks like Boom-Boom to me.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:33pm
Ed Ferris I believe..thanks BiGJoE

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:44pm
Loar wars...OK..then we started having real fun...think Skaggs looked like me or me like him??

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:46pm
another..these were at the Redgate festival..probably 1976 or 77

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:51pm
Actually..The Knoxville Grass started doing well around then...and "we" brought hats back...The Country Gents "followed"

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 3:52pm
72615 looked alot better when I got it. This is how it looked in 1977 after Randy Wood redid the finish

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:01pm
Yep..hats were in..and so was dressing decently..1979..Mark Newton on Guitar..Paul had left for the Osborne Bros

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:06pm
My brand new Paganoni mandolin..#29 1979

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:14pm
I "bailed" (as Dan puts it) on the KG when they went to Europe..but my new band kept on trucking. New Dawn 1981 at the last Redgate festival. Phil Leadbetter, Kent Leadbetter, me, Doug Johnson and Jimmy Millsapps

JimRichter
Sep-19-2005, 4:15pm
Darryl, those are some of the best photos I've seen on the Cafe in awhile. Probably my favorite thread in some time.

Jim

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:16pm
This one requires no caption

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:20pm
Oh yes..the day I got the Loar I have now. Man..it used to have finish on the neck 73992..1982

Scotti Adams
Sep-19-2005, 4:21pm
..Ed Ferris it is..man the ol memory and eyes arent what they used to be......

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:25pm
Dale Reno was cool

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:26pm
but Monroe still ruled

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:27pm
Jimmy knew how to have fun

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:28pm
but Earl was still No. 1

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:34pm
One of these guys has gone on to bigger things..the other has gone on too. Gene Johnson..Keith Whitley..1984ish

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:35pm
JD..nice beard

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:36pm
Jim and Jesse (actually Jesse and Jim)

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-19-2005, 4:37pm
ok..I'm tired..back tomorrow

Moose
Sep-19-2005, 5:00pm
Thanks for sharing - Great pics! - Moose http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

kudzugypsy
Sep-19-2005, 5:07pm
WOW! that must have been something special to be young in that era...priceless! many thanks to your dad, bob. - thank him for us!

brandon
Sep-19-2005, 6:12pm
One of the best threads ever!!.....THANKS.

diamond ace
Sep-19-2005, 6:13pm
Man! This is the best thread I've ever seen. To me the era dipicted here was the best ever for bluegrass music. So many great players and bands. Lots of new music and songs being tried too.

Thank you soo much darryl.

Mike Bunting
Sep-19-2005, 7:00pm
I can only echo everyone elses "THANKS"! Brilliant.

Zed
Sep-19-2005, 7:03pm
Way, Way cool, Darryl... thanks so much for sharing these... fantastic.

Jason Kessler
Sep-19-2005, 9:14pm
These pix need to be collected together into a book. Priceless, intimate shots of stars past, current, and future.

ShaneJ
Sep-19-2005, 9:50pm
It's a good thing Darryl has always liked to take pictures. Cool stuff!

Crowder
Sep-19-2005, 10:05pm
Cool pics. Nothing looks as cool as pics from that era....our kids are never going to know that patina that you get from natural light and real film.

Fred G
Sep-20-2005, 12:45am
Thanks for sharing that..looks like a cool old pic archive section needs to be added to your site!

Tim Saxton
Sep-20-2005, 1:26am
This thread should go into the Cafe's Hall of Fame for being hands down the best!!!!!

Tim Saxton

Peter Hackman
Sep-20-2005, 1:43am
Bill and Lester take the stage for the first time in decades 1968
In 1968? That's sensational. Smith will have to rewrite
at least one chapter of his bio ....

Peter Hackman
Sep-20-2005, 1:52am
...great stuff Darryl.....thanks for the step back in time....Alan...isnt that Ed Mcglothlin on the bass with the 'Gents?...he was there before Ferris....I could be wrong.

Chubby feller from Rhode Island? He was with the Gents
in 69 - I believe he joined them at the same time as
Gaudreau. Ferris was then with Emerson-Waldron.

AlanN
Sep-20-2005, 5:57am
Is it me or isn't Tut-bro a dead ringer for Gene Hackman (Popeye Doyle)?

I love the photos, more...

csstanley
Sep-20-2005, 7:54am
I concur.

This has to be the greatest thread to date.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 9:25am
Bill and Lester take the stage for the first time in decades #1968
In 1968? That's sensational. Smith will have to rewrite
at least one chapter of his bio ....
I may have to waffle on that one. #Thats the way I remember it...will check with Dad on that one..(certainly looks that way in the picture to me)

dgw

Perry
Sep-20-2005, 9:30am
They make me feel inspired yet wistful. Truly amazing photos. Thanks for posting them.

Perry

Nathan Sanders
Sep-20-2005, 10:15am
Thanks for the great pictures! This is really cool.

mandopete
Sep-20-2005, 10:51am
More, more - encore!!

Darryl - these picutes are phenomenal, thanks for sharing them with us.

dasspunk
Sep-20-2005, 11:10am
Wow!

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:27am
OK...Josh Graves..1965 at his house

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:28am
Josh again with his old standby

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:29am
Tut Taylor..1965 or 66

Thomas
Sep-20-2005, 11:30am
Holy cow. I'm so glad I stumbled on this. Truly great stuff. And Darryl had the eye for great mandolins 30-40 years ago. Amazing. Thanks so much for these.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:31am
July 9, 23 Loar 73725 hanging on the wall of a friend. He bought this for $300 a few days before..circa 1966 or 7

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:32am
Fred Bartenstein..editor of Muleskinner new and his girfriend 1967

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:33am
Dad and I and brother..first organized band 1967

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:34am
Bill Monroe with Don Reno. #Berryville 1967..Tex Logan on fiddle I think

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:36am
Bill Monroe with Jimmy Martin..Joe Greene on fiddle I think 1967

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:37am
Berryville 67..Harry West talking to Bill Lawarre of Cincinnati. Bill and I jammed together alot then and swaped Loar stories

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:39am
Roger Sprung..old time banjoist and dealer...hawking banjos and such to pay for his trip from New York area. #Berryville 1967

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:40am
One of Randy Woods excellent creations...probably 1968 or so

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:41am
Galax Va..probably 1969 or 70

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:43am
Tut Taylor with "Violette" a Model 156 (sometimes called Model 100) Dobro. At the Old Time Pickin Parlor in Nashville prob 1970

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:44am
Doc and Merle..unsure of date ..prob 72 or 3

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 11:45am
Earl Scruggs Review..unsure of date 72-74

Chadah77
Sep-20-2005, 11:48am
truly awesome!!!!!
Great collection, Hope you've got more!!

ManjoMan
Sep-20-2005, 12:22pm
Great pics. Maybe you should do a whole website on this subject?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif!!!!

In the picture of Jimmy Martin, is that Charlie Cushman playing the banjo? Kind of reminds me of him.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:50pm
I won't comment much on these...1981 to 1987..if I remember exactly where I'll note it..

Monroe

Peter Hackman
Sep-20-2005, 12:51pm
Bill Monroe with Bill Harrell and Don Reno..Ohio 1968
Looks like Buck Ryan on fiddle. And could that be Jerry McCourey on bass?

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:51pm
Pinnacle Boys..1982 World Fair..Paul Brewster, Bud B..Byron Doss on fiddle

Moose
Sep-20-2005, 12:52pm
Price-less! - What a "treasure-trove"! - ...Bill and Lester... together again...- Bill with Reno! - "The Father and The King"! ...the great Josh Graves... ah! memories... ; ( I gotta' get some productive work done....today! - I don't care!##- They won't "can" me..., I'm elgible to retire!! hee.. hee..) - Only a picture can stop TIME...- Again, Thank you. Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:52pm
Monroe

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:54pm
Randall Collins and I believe Curtis Blackwell...Harley Gabbard on Dobro..if not Curtis, then Boys from Indiana w/ Randall

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:55pm
Johnson Mt Boys..at Denton..probably the first Denton Festival

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:57pm
Some bunch of slackers at Denton

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:57pm
Cardinals

AlanN
Sep-20-2005, 12:57pm
Wow, Collins and Blackwell, a blast from the past. and Harley looks downright trim.

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 12:58pm
The Doctor

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:00pm
Eddie and Martha

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:02pm
South bound time out Silver creek blue boys..whatever their name was that day...new found mando player named Alan

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:03pm
Ralph

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:04pm
Bill

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:05pm
Jimmy

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:25pm
Me and Dad with some old Martin we dug up

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:27pm
Dad and my brother played alot of gigs in North Carolina and Virginia in the early 80's

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:28pm
same

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:29pm
Joe Val made his way down from New England. This was about 1981 or 2 probably in Shelby NC

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:30pm
Joe with his Feb 23 Loar

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:31pm
Some kid named Kim http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:32pm
Bill..I believe the bus answers an earlier question..Boys from Indiana

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:33pm
more Bill..aren't these two shots the essence of Monroe and the typical jobs he played

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:34pm
Duffy and Auldridge

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:35pm
The late Carl Story

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-20-2005, 1:36pm
Bill Monroe with Bill Harrell and Don Reno..Ohio 1968
Looks like Buck Ryan on fiddle. And could that be Jerry McCourey on bass?
yes..thats the way I remember it

GVD
Sep-20-2005, 2:58pm
Too freaking cool. Thanks for sharing Darryl.

GVD

David M.
Sep-20-2005, 4:58pm
All these photos are great and some of them are amazing! I love looking at these.

Jason Kessler
Sep-20-2005, 8:07pm
Sorry to repeat myself: these photos need to be collected into a book. They are a priceless and intimate slice of history.

Gail Hester
Sep-20-2005, 11:38pm
Simply amazing Darryl, thanks so much for sharing these.

CharlieKnuth
Sep-21-2005, 7:14am
Thanks for sharing these and allowing us to go back in time to our younger years.

AlanN
Sep-21-2005, 7:33am
Joe Val and the beautiful B chord!

BBarton
Sep-21-2005, 11:21pm
These are absolutely wonderful photos! #Thanks for taking the time and trouble to share them with all of us.

batman
Sep-22-2005, 12:42pm
Great job Darryl, It's kinda hard to remember when Kim had that much hair. DB http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

ira
Sep-22-2005, 1:19pm
i'm not a bg guy, but music history caught in photo is what you've provided us. thanks so much.

Stephanie Reiser
Sep-22-2005, 1:32pm
Darryl, thanks so much. It must have been alot of work to do this, and we all appreciate it. Really enjoyable to look at these old photos.

Roachcoach
Sep-22-2005, 7:57pm
Hi Darryl, I saw some pics of Hughie Wylie, What ever happened to him? He kinda dropped off the map up here in Atlanta. I sure enjoyed pickin with him and listening to him. Was hard to recognize him without his long beard and John Deere hat.

RichieK
Sep-23-2005, 12:10am
I remember Hughie well from around 1974 and up. JN amd Onie Baxter, Don and Ron Norman, Joel and Erleen Aderhold were all big influences on us youg kids!!!!!
I wish we could play together again someday.

PCypert
Sep-23-2005, 7:09am
Great pics. Must have been rough back in the day when the choices were a Fern, A Loar, or a Wood conversion. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif You ran with some cool folks. Except for that guy on page five http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Paul

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-23-2005, 9:24am
Hi Folks,

Thanks for all the nice comments and emails. I need to say that Dad did all the work getting these pictures digitized..not me. I'm just sharing them with you. I hope you have enjoyed. I'll post more after my slides from similar periods are done. My pictures start in bulk around 1971 with the majority of the interesting stuff being in the mid to late 70's

fatt-dad
Sep-23-2005, 9:39am
My pictures start in bulk around 1971 with the majority of the interesting stuff being in the mid to late 70's
I would love to see photos from one of the Culpeper/Warrenton bluegrass festivals, circa 1972, 73 or 74. That would be me sitting in awe - looking like a geek.

f-d

mandopete
Sep-23-2005, 11:50am
Darryl - be sure to thank your dad for us to. #Can't wait see the other photo's!

Darryl Wolfe
Sep-23-2005, 3:19pm
JD Crowe and the Kentucky Mt Boys..Reidsville NC #1969 or 69

Doyle is playing my Randy Wood F-12 conversion..Red Allen on guitar and Bobby on bass

Peter Hackman
Sep-24-2005, 10:21am
Roger Sprung..old time banjoist and dealer...hawking banjos and such to pay for his trip from New York area. Berryville 1967
I'm surprised you refer to him as an "old time banjoist"-

He's best known for his series of "progressive BG"
LP:s on Folkways, in the 60's.
with drums (full set as I recall)
and a wildly eclectic repertoire.

Songs like "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Hello, Dolly".
The first album had Doc Watson on guitar.
The second and third albums had Jon Sholle; I'm
pretty sure they were his first records, and I believe he was
15-16 at the time.

And, since this is a mandolin cafe: the mandolin player
was Jody Stecher.

f5loar
Sep-24-2005, 5:23pm
Actually Roger was a master at all styles of the banjo from classical to new grass. He was pretty effective on the old time clawhammer and drop thumb styles. I guess Darryl may have only gone by has van booth when he was doing his 15th break on "Old Cluck Hen" clawhammer style.
Roger continues to come to Galax every year bringing with him top notch pickers. I've had the pleasure of being in his "pick-up" band many times and can say he knows his stuff. I bought my 2nd Gibson mandolin from Roger in 1966.

Yonkle
Sep-24-2005, 11:11pm
Thank You Darryl! Very nice collection of history you shared, I'm sure your memories are even better, wish I had a few of them, thanks for these photos! JD

Peter Hackman
Sep-27-2005, 1:07pm
JD Crowe and the Kentucky Mt Boys..Reidsville NC 1969 or 69

Doyle is playing my Randy Wood F-12 conversion..Red Allen on guitar and Bobby on bass
When I watched this group at a Holiday Inn in
Lexington, in 1969, Red Allen had left the group.
I can't for the life of me remember who replaced him,
anyone know?

But I certainly remember Lawson's mandolin
(not this one)
because of its horrible action. He let me try it and
I could hardly
make the strings touch the frets.

My friend Peter Winblad, himself a banjo player,
drooled over Crowe's backup,
of course, hadn't heard any better. Crowe and Emerson
were the two best banjo players I heard that
summer.

f5loar
Sep-27-2005, 3:33pm
I thought when Red left, Lawson went to guitar and Larry Rice came in on mandolin. Lawson leaves and Tony Rice comes in on guitar. There could have been some temps in-between these guys. Poor Crowe went through as many band members as Jimmy Martin!

Moose
Sep-27-2005, 3:46pm
JD!!! - an illustrious graduate of The Jimmy Martin School of Bluegrass - AND..., a charter member of the "classic" Sunny Mountain Boys Band. RIP Jimmy Martin. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleepy.gif

swampstomper
Sep-27-2005, 4:19pm
"Poor Crowe":... hmmm... ask Jimmy about that (actually many people did)... he always felt stabbed in the back when JD left him, so "what goes around comes around" I guess.

That lineup with Allen and Lawson was too hard-core to last in 1969! They needed the smoother Rice sound to become successful in the newgrass movement. Don't get me wrong -- I love the Rice bros. (and just bought Larry's latest CD) -- but Red Allen with Doyle on tenor was radioactive.

Moose
Sep-27-2005, 5:18pm
swampstomper: Good - and interesting - post! Incidently, IMHO, the Sunny Mountain Boys -: "Audy" Blaylock with David Nance(dobro), and Dwight D.,was a good band for Jimmy. Be interestin' to hear Jimmy's opinion of same. If(!?) he were still among us, I'm sure he would offer it .... The band that included Lois Johnson/Kirk Hansord(sp.) cut some of Jimmy's finest material - in particular, the gospel numbers. Lois Johnson did GREAT(!) harmony! - OK.., I'm goin' back to work... sorry to rattle on... Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Paul Kotapish
Sep-28-2005, 3:33pm
Thanks, Darryl.

Those are wonderful photos, and they brought back many memories from my years attending bluegrass festivals in the early'70s in Berryville, Culpepper, Lake Wippoorwill, and so on. Looking back, it's amazing to remember that you could show up late on a Friday afternoon, find a good place to pitch a tent, and still get to sit right up front and watch a whole evening of now-legendary performances by the likes of Ralph Stanley, J.D. Crowe, Jimmy Martin, Earl Scruggs, Grandpa Jones, John Hartford with Norman Blake, and more . . . all on the same bill.

Bobbie Dier
Sep-28-2005, 9:21pm
JD Crowe, Keith Whitley early 1980's East Tenn. Who are the other guys?

Bobbie Dier
Sep-28-2005, 9:32pm
Seldom Scene same festival. Jeeez........25 years ago.

Bobbie Dier
Sep-28-2005, 9:35pm
Is that George W playing dobro for Seldom Scene? Kinda looks like him. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

RichieK
Sep-28-2005, 9:36pm
Looks like Bobby Sloane, Steve Bryant and Gene Johnson to me...

Bobbie Dier
Sep-28-2005, 9:41pm
Bobby Sloan on fiddle. I don't know the other guys. Is it Steve or Gene on mando. I'm showing my ignorance as usual. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

f5loar
Sep-28-2005, 10:51pm
You guys don't know a Loar when you see one? That's Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio with '24 Loar. Slone on fiddle for sure. That was a really fine line up.

AlanN
Sep-29-2005, 4:38am
Duffey wearing normal pants, what a sight...

Moose
Sep-29-2005, 10:22am
Alan... that'd be one-in-a-row! - hee... hee.. -Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Gary S
Sep-29-2005, 6:52pm
Looks like those last pictures were taken at Slagles Pasture.
That sure was a great place in East Tenn. to hear music and have a good time. I am not sure if they are still putting on shows there...Gary S

Bobbie Dier
Sep-29-2005, 10:15pm
Gary S they were taken at Slagles Pasture.

I'm not sure if they still have festivals there. Sure had some wonderful times at that place!

ima

f5joe
Sep-30-2005, 6:51pm
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Check this out:

http://www.lilypix.com/photos/data/1f0e3dad99908345f7439f8ffabdffc4/66_p49737.jpg

Peter Hackman
Oct-01-2005, 10:05am
Fred Bartenstein..editor of Muleskinner new and his girfriend 1967
Bartenstein, .... He emceed large portions of
Berryville in 1969, and was all over the place.
Also performed a duet with
Monroe, as you can see from the very first picture
on his website. Could be that's my head in the first row,
partly hidden by the tape recorders.

I remember Muleskinner News was in the last stages
of preparation that summer. Somewhere in the background
there was a hillbilly living in New Jersey, Clifton
Bailey, a friend (or so he claimed) of Ralph Stanley's and Don Reno's (re Bluegrass Unlimited: "it stinks",
but he never explained how).

Wonder if you, f5journl, or your dad, met him?

I spent a week in NYC towards the end of my trip, and
had a standing invitiation to see him through Peter
Winblad. He lived on a farm in some small village
in New Jersey. He took me around the village , to the bank,
the post office, etc. and introduced me as
"the boy (I was 24) from Sweden who plays the
Orange Blossom Special on the mandolin" (Winblad
had sent him a tape).

Forgive me for this egocentric reminiscing, but these pictures evoke memories of the period when I was most
actively involved in BG music - to the point
of oversaturation, I fear.

JimRichter
Oct-11-2006, 9:57am
Thanks, Scott, for reminding us of this thread. #This thread, hands-down, has been my favorite of any in the last several years. #

Thanks Darryl for getting it started and sharing so much personal and collective bluegrass history!

Also, Darryl, I finally got a copy of Bluegrass-Country Soul this week (which has been rereleased on DVD) of Camp Springs in '71. #While watching it with the Fred Bartenstein commentary on, he points out a mandolin picker in a jam that he believes is you. #Is it you?

Jim

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-11-2006, 10:28am
I have not seen that, but I was there. I will check it out

bgmando
Oct-11-2006, 3:07pm
This is a tremendous thread. Thanks Scott for bringing it back up.

Makes me want to dig into my 70s slides.
Those early pics are some of the most lonesome I've seen.

straight-a
Oct-12-2006, 8:13am
Wow, thanks for all of this Darryl! I was at the Denton festivals where you took those pics. Great memories for sure.

mandopete
Oct-12-2006, 10:49am
Encore, encore!

Lane Pryce
Oct-12-2006, 2:22pm
Many thanks ---- Lp

Rick Schmidlin
Oct-12-2006, 2:34pm
Thank You http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Brian Baker
Oct-12-2006, 6:12pm
Question - In the picture of Sam Bush and Darryl, what mando is Sam holding? Certainly it can't be Hoss in 1969, but it does have block inlays. Can't see the headstock due to the glare...

Maybe another 1930's F5?

Brian

Brian Aldridge
Oct-12-2006, 9:38pm
http://www5.selu.edu/mail_parts/9743f1ef310290cb9cae03bb774d87be87a6af63.jpg

from left to right: Buddy Griffin, Glenn Inman, Brian Aldridge, Red Allen, Red Spurlock and Dale Vanderpool circa 1984 Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, Ohio

AlanN
Oct-13-2006, 4:52am
Awesome.

Scotti Adams
Oct-13-2006, 10:51am
..I believe thats the back of my head in the plaid shirt in the audience..cant remember who the gal beside me was tho...weve all have passed alot of water since then.

Bob Denton
Oct-13-2006, 1:04pm
I just noticed Roger Sprung mentioned.. I used to tour with "old sausage fingers" in the early 60s. May have seen some of you at Galax, Union Grove, Hiawassee or Berryville.

What I learned from Sprung is that you grow from playing with people, not for people.

We alsways used to pick up an odd musician here or there. One festival in Virginia, we picked up this old fiddler just coming out of retirement. It was his first performance in years. We took first place with the help of Clark Kessinger.

Cya!

Paul Kotapish
Oct-13-2006, 1:15pm
Hey Bob,

I must have seen you play with Roger Sprung at Berryville in the early '70s sometime. Great festivals. I remember that Roger was the only guy there wearing a starched white shirt for all three days of the festival. Pretty wild music--for those times, anyway. Roger had a most unusual approach.

Did you overlap with Jody Stecher's tenure in that ensemble?

jmpullen
Oct-14-2006, 7:23pm
Fabulous, just fabulous -- Thanks Darryl and Bobby,
you guys are the Best, but you already know that !! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Also, thanks to Brian and all the others sending
their pix and comments -- Nothun like a trip down
memory lane -- Jim

Rroyd
Oct-15-2006, 11:15am
The mandolin Sam was holding in the picture with Darryl was a 39 or 40 vintage F5 that was owned by Wayne Stewart, (also featured in one of the photos) who Sam played with in Poor Richard's Almanac.

Greg Stec
Oct-15-2006, 1:22pm
I loved the pix. #Thanks for sharing.
Due to financial contraints, the closest I got to a bluegrass festival in the 1960s-70's was listening to Ray Davis broadcasting from Johnny's New and Used Cars, 4801 *HAR*ford Road in Baltimore over WBMD.
Is the mandolin Norman Blake holding a Duffy creation?
I've seen one other like it. #I called that shape the "hurricane." #It reminded me of the hurricane symbol on weather maps.
Again, thanks a whole bunch.
Greg

Rroyd
Oct-15-2006, 5:27pm
That was the Duffey "duck", or one of them. If I recall correctly, it was stated here at the Cafe that he made two of them, with the mandolin player from Japan's Train 45, who later played with Cliff Waldron, having the second one.

Greg Stec
Oct-15-2006, 9:17pm
RE:Duffey "duck".
You'd think Duffey would have made a better looking tuning head. #Nothing to dress it up.
I looks like blood-red paint on pine to me.
Still, great pics.
Gawd, the 70's had awful looking clothes.
My two cents.

Brian Baker
Oct-15-2006, 9:45pm
RRoyd:

Thanx for the answer (about Sam's F5 in the Sam/Darryl pic)!

Brian

bush-man
Oct-16-2006, 2:47am
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

russell

Bob Simmers
Oct-16-2006, 12:31pm
Great, inspiring pictures. Do you have anything from Indian Springs?

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-16-2006, 3:21pm
Great, inspiring pictures. #Do you have anything from Indian Springs?
Yes, those would be in pictures that I took. I have not scanned them yet. We played there in 79 I believe

thanks

Bob Denton
Oct-16-2006, 8:30pm
Hey Bob,

I must have seen you play with Roger Sprung at Berryville in the early '70s sometime. Great festivals. I remember that Roger was the only guy there wearing a starched white shirt for all three days of the festival. Pretty wild music--for those times, anyway. Roger had a most unusual approach.

Did you overlap with Jody Stecher's tenure in that ensemble?
Both Jody and Daryl Anger played on Roger's Cds. I just did the festival tours. I beleive he was the first to record Doc Watson. We used to visit with Doc in Deep Gap every summer.

We also stayed wirh Obrey Ramsey, got thrown out of the Van Hoy residence for playing Devil's Dream, visted the Wests and their mandolin collection, sold lots of albums and even won Galax one year. I started when I was 14 and it was a trip!

I still use the guitar strap Roger made for me. His hobby was tooling leather and he made some beautiful straps.

Those were the days!

Cya!

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:03am
OK, Thanks everyone for all the nice emails about this subject.

Here are some more from the same batch of Dads stuff. #These didn't survive my "first cut", but with all the interest I'll post some more.

Glenn Lehman and the Dunbar Mountain Boy, circa 1966ish at a bar in Cleveland. #Glenn recently passed on, the banjo player is Bob Deonivik (sp), George Lehman on the "national" and I foget the bass player name

If I double-up any here I apologize

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:05am
Back to Berryville, 1967ish. General views, maybe you are in it

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:06am
Berryville

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:09am
Berryville

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:09am
Berryville

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:12am
Jr. McCumbers from West side of Cleveland or maybe out a bit further. Nice afternoon visit to see mandos and such. Minty 37 Bone, Flathead Granada and TB6 conversion

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:13am
Now we are back at Union Grove, This is either 67 or 68

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:15am
Union Grove Tut and me, Norm? on banjo

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:19am
It must be June now and we are at Beanblossom. Looks like my 49 year old brothers little head right in front of us

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:21am
Grady Jones from Silver Springs MD. #He and his wife Betty got "Dobro" back in business. #That's my brothers D-28SW with the "Stanley" pickguard. Looks like we are back at Berryville here

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:23am
Now I believe it is Reidsville where Carlton Haney moved Berryville to. It was just too cold at that time of the year in Berryville.

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:26am
I don't remember this "codger"s name, but he was everywhere with his instruments. #He was one of the first to put effort into making and selling his own "stuff"

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:26am
More Reidsville

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:27am
John Sipe from Charlotte, well known in the "violin crowd"

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:28am
You can caption this one

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:29am
Our vehicle and "camp" in those days

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:31am
Man I forget his name "Tom"? #That's the Florentine before he got the orig flat Granada. He's from Eastern NC

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:33am
Reidsville again 1976 or 77 this time. "The Scene" with "the voice" on Guitar

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:34am
Our travel arrangements improved a little bit

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 9:35am
The Knoxville Grass, just getting started. Reidsville

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:29am
KG at Redgate, 1978

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:30am
Night shots are difficult

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:32am
Dad at Mineral Springs. A longtime bluegrass icon of the Carolinas

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:33am
The Gentlemen, Redgate (TN) 1978

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:34am
Dewey Farmer, well know mandolinist from the Carolinas

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:35am
I did say Carolinas #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:36am
The late Glenn Laney, Buddy's BBQ 1979

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:38am
Me, Buddys BBQ 1979 #(check out those rose colored glasses)

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:39am
Gary Baker, our bass player, 1979

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:40am
Byron Doss 1979, unquestionably the best fiddler you don't know

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:41am
Mark Newton, 1979

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:42am
I'm about to play Gary Brown's '28 Fern, Alan Bibey and he are cousins if I recall

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:44am
OK, I have been on my own for several years now. I wasn't present for the majority of these to come. Make your own caption, I'll guess what I can

Herschel

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:45am
Josh

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:45am
Earl receiving an award

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:46am
Earl and Josh

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:47am
Bobby Sloane

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:48am
Carl Jackson?

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:49am
Mr. Vaughters and his great sounding 12/23 Loar, I believe he only came out to the Blairsville Ga festival

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:51am
Dad helped out Mac Wiseman at Redgate, probably 1980

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:52am
Jerry Douglas (framed) Redgate

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:53am
The Whites were cold

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 10:54am
One of Dads gigs around NC

AlanN
Oct-17-2006, 11:03am
Awesome, again.

Looks like Josh is smiling at Benny Martin.

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:07am
A young David M

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:10am
Paul Brewster, 1982

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:12am
New Dawn 1982, Knoxville Worlds Fair. Our every day of the week gig at the "Bud Beer Garden". That was a rough way to go http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:14am
Gone, but not forgotten. Gene Wooten

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:15am
Harley

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:16am
Bill in his "element". Looks like Beanblossom

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:17am
Needs no caption

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:18am
The effervescent John Duffy

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:19am
Phil Leadbetter, 1982

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:21am
Jimmy Millsaps, 1982, Original Flathead Five-string RB-75 #(we never hurt for instruments)

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:22am
New Dawn, 1982, note those weird new cases laying around

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:24am
New Dawn 1983

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:26am
Dad, Bobby Wolfe with one of his first Resophonics he built. I'm not sure where he is at on production, prob 150-160

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:27am
Snuffy, another Orig RB

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:28am
JMB

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:29am
Grandpa, I believe Phil was playing with him at this time

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:29am
Bill Harrell

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:31am
Kenny Baker, Lucky Strikes, and "just who the heck are you"

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:32am
You tell me, Dell I guess

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:33am
Bill in a familiar position

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:36am
Josh and what appears to be Jim Eanes

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:38am
I have about 20 more to go, taking a break

AlanN
Oct-17-2006, 11:51am
Bill Harrell photo

Boom Boom, D. Saunders, Bill, mando - Norman Wright?, and Carl Nelson

Fiddle player with Del = Jon Glik

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:54am
yes, Norman

mandopete
Oct-17-2006, 11:55am
Darryl - Once again, thanks a million for these pictures. #This is what it's all about!

The picture of Kenny Baker is priceless, you need to frame that baby!

Darryl Wolfe
Oct-17-2006, 11:55am
Randall Collins