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Charlie Derrington Interview

February 25, 1986, shortly after Bill Monroe was reunited with his mandolin at Gibson, photojournalist Scott Wright and Dave Higgs recorded this never before seen Charlie Derrington Interview, shown working on what may be the only photos of Monroe's other mandolin (serial #72214) damaged in the November 13, 1985 vandalism.

Charlie Derrington Interview

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New from Aaron Weinstein: mandolin chord melody for Not a Care in the World. Nice!

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Our Tim Connell Interview with information about his new solo recording.

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Two of the greatest mandolin recordings of all-time on one CD? Right here.

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Here they are: the new Pono/KR Strings mandolin and mandola prototypes.

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