PDA

View Full Version : Sam Bush and Mike Marshall



AlanN
Dec-19-2010, 7:32am
I know this has been posted here before, but it is just great, soooo...once again

Scotti Adams
Dec-19-2010, 8:02am
Actually never seen that clip before..thanks Big Al.

John Goodin
Dec-19-2010, 9:27am
Ah, the memories. This was one of the many highlights from a great show called Mando Magnificat that was part of the Lonesome Pine Specials TV series back in 1989. I was lucky enough to be a member of the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra in those days and we had a great time being part of that show.

Here's a clip of Mike and Sam, plus Peter O. and the rest of the Modern Mandolin Quartet, playing a piece by de Falla that the MMQ had arranged for the LMO to play with them. Richard van Kleeck conducted us all (he was the creator/producer of the concert series) and our regular conductor, Jim Bates, joined the group on bass. Somewhere there's a version of us all playing the Copland "Hoedown" as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dinFMLaCimY

Thanks, Alan, for the trip down memory lane.

John G.

twanger
Mar-25-2011, 11:26am
Good times indeed. I'm sitting just across the aisle from you John.

Ken White

Eric Hanson
Mar-25-2011, 11:53am
Tear-rin it UP! :mandosmiley:
Those guys never cease to amaze me. And they just love doing what they do.
Thank you so much for sharing this video. I too have never seen it before.

Keith Witty
Mar-28-2011, 11:23pm
Wow, that was ridiculous.

SternART
Mar-29-2011, 1:17am
Wow, that was ridiculous.

Yeah.....AND they have had 20 years since then to practice & get better!:disbelief:

swampstomper
Mar-29-2011, 1:41pm
Wow do they rip it down! They obviously had listened hard to the twin fiddles on the original Mercury record, titled "Daybreak in Dixie". The two times they play twin harmony it's almost identical to the twin fiddle parts. Not sure why Sam calls this one "Ralph's Banjo Special", that's the variant with Ralph playing a quick G chord. I posted on this about 3 yrs ago:

"Daybreak in Dixie is the A/D/E progression (A part); this was cut for Mercury (Nov 15 1957) with Bill Napier playing mando and sweet twin fiddles (Benny Martin and Howdy Forrester!). This is the progression Sam and Dave play.

Ralph's Banjo Special is the A/G/D/E (quick turn to the G). It first appeared on SLP-106 - Mountain Song Favorites - Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys [1959] and was recorded for Starday, probably in summer 1959 in Live Oak, FL. Again Bill Napier on mandolin. I guess the name was changed from Daybreak in Dixie, despite the obvious similarity of the tunes, to avoid copyright problems.

Daybreak was recorded again for King (July 11 1960) for LP King 719 "In Person", I guess to get it on the King label. This had Curly Lambert on mando.

Source: Gary B Reid's Stanley Brothers discography."

AlanN
Mar-29-2011, 1:49pm
And the way their bodies ebb and flow + the touching glances they share, well....

Nick Royal
Mar-29-2011, 2:17pm
The Modern Mandolin Quartet (the latest version) will be doing a house concert here in Santa Cruz in July, and I'm looking forward to hearing them again!
Nick Royal

Rob Fowler
Mar-29-2011, 3:07pm
Wow do they rip it down! They obviously had listened hard to the twin fiddles on the original Mercury record, titled "Daybreak in Dixie". The two times they play twin harmony it's almost identical to the twin fiddle parts. Not sure why Sam calls this one "Ralph's Banjo Special", that's the variant with Ralph playing a quick G chord. I posted on this about 3 yrs ago:

"Daybreak in Dixie is the A/D/E progression (A part); this was cut for Mercury (Nov 15 1957) with Bill Napier playing mando and sweet twin fiddles (Benny Martin and Howdy Forrester!). This is the progression Sam and Dave play.

Ralph's Banjo Special is the A/G/D/E (quick turn to the G). It first appeared on SLP-106 - Mountain Song Favorites - Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys [1959] and was recorded for Starday, probably in summer 1959 in Live Oak, FL. Again Bill Napier on mandolin. I guess the name was changed from Daybreak in Dixie, despite the obvious similarity of the tunes, to avoid copyright problems.

Daybreak was recorded again for King (July 11 1960) for LP King 719 "In Person", I guess to get it on the King label. This had Curly Lambert on mando.

Source: Gary B Reid's Stanley Brothers discography."

Swampstomper thanks for that info. I was just wondering today what the difference between Daybreak In Dixie and Ralphs Banjo Special were!

Such a classic video.

300win
Mar-30-2011, 8:25am
Now..... that's putting old 'Daybreak In Dixie' in the wind !!!!!!

Scotti Adams
Mar-30-2011, 9:09am
What mando is Mike playing in the second video?