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  1. Thread: Humidity

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    Re: Humidity

    In my case, low humidity is hard on the instrument, high humidity is hard on the player. Today's a prime example of the latter.
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I read that book and enjoyed it. However, two things to keep in mind are: first, it's an allegorical story -- you're about as likely to find Michael as you are to find Castaneda's Don Juan; second,...
  3. Re: Ragtime Skedaddlers and The Etcetera String Band

    You're right. She is Meredith Axelrod, which leaves me wondering who's "Meredith Baxter"? The name rings a bell. :confused: I corrected that above (post 4), just to confuse future readers. I agree...
  4. Re: Ragtime Skedaddlers and The Etcetera String Band

    I enjoy the Skeddadlers, and thanks for telling us about the Etcetera String Band.

    Here's a video that I can't get enough of (it pops up on the forum from time to time), with Keith Carey on...
  5. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    Yes, I've heard him play with Vishten. He's very impressive, and quite a banjo player too. I can't blame him for getting a profession though. To quote Utah Phillips, "There are no good career moves...
  6. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    I l'm from the east cast, born in Nova Scotia, with parents from Cape Breton and PEI. I also lived in Newfoundland for ten years. This is the first summer in decades that I won't be going home for my...
  7. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    I hate to say it, but that's also happening to Canadian music. One symptom is that there's now much more clapping on the offbeat (American style) than there used to be.

    Bernie,
    I too enjoy the...
  8. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    Bernie, listening to your video, to my Canadian ear, it sounds like... I'd better quit before I trigger off an international incident.
  9. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    It's singing, "Oh my sweet Cana, Cana, Cana, eh," unless it's from east of Quebec. There, the white-throated sparrow sings, "Oh my sweet Cana, Cana, Cana, Cana, wha'?"
  10. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    Maybe it's a Canadian thing. Humans shorten words here too. Bank of Montreal has become "BMO." Toronto is "Trawna" or "Chrawna." Edmonton is "Emmintin." Like the sparrows, we don't have the time to...
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    Re: Fiddle Tune (and more)

    Thanks, Jim. I just think that if you post or print a sheet of music with the name of the tune and your name beneath, it implies that you're the writer. If you buy a sheet of commercially published...
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    Re: Fiddle Tune (and more)

    As I look through the tunes, I'm struck by how a great many people aren't shy about putting their name on a traditional tune. If you write down a traditional tune, it's one thing to say "Soldier's...
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    Robert Johnson (no mando)

    Radio show and new book, based on memories from Johnson's sister.


    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/new-book-reveals-the-true-story-of-legendary-blues-icon-robert-johnson-1.5625152
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    Re: Stupid Deal of the Day

    My daughter tells me; "There’s actually a hair salon in Toronto called Grateful Head, they beat you to it. Don’t think the hairstyles are very Dead-style though."

    Where would hair stylists be...
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    Re: Stupid Deal of the Day

    Though the Grateful Dead were involved in a commercial enterprise with an entrepreneur named Owsley, I can guarantee you they weren't selling deodorant in the 60's and 70's. What's next, a Grateful...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    Old Dan Tucker, you're a fine old man!
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    He certainly did. Neil Rosenberg told me that Bob Dylan opened for Neil's bluegrass band at a festival in Ann Arbor many years ago. Bob Dylan had a hard time getting into the festival, because there...
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    Re: Sam Bush -Sailin' Shoes / Crossroads

    Good performance.
    For those prone to motion sickness, drag the cursor to 45 seconds before watching.
  19. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Here are the Carolina Chocolate Drops with, I believe, Hubby Jenkins, on mandolin -- please correct me if 'm wrong. It took a lot of searching to find Hubby playing mando. If the links don't work,...
  20. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    If anyone besides me couldn't access that video, here's the URL (thanks, Shaun): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-_4...ture=emb_title

    Or search YouTube for "South Memphis String Band - "Jesse...
  21. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Here's Keb Mo' on mandolin (with Taj). I forgot I had that link. If the links don't work search YouTube for "Don't Throw It Away - by Keb' Mo' with Taj Mahal".
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  22. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I came across a reference to Taj playing mandolin, but neither I nor the usually dependable Mandolin Cafe crowd was able to find any recordings or videos.



    I like the Ebony Hillbillies very...
  23. Re: Looking for more information about my mandolin

    I read the stamp as "Made in USA."
  24. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Thanks, Martin. I was skimming too quickly. I see that my link (post 6, above) for Son House, actually leads to Fiddlin' Joe Martin.

    Correction:

    Fiddlin' Joe Martin:
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  25. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Let's not forget that a major influence on Bill Monroe was the fiddler and guitarist. Arnold Schultz, who introduced Bill to the blues.

    Here are more folks who weren't listed above:

    Arizona...
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