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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #1

    It's definitely Charlie McCoy singing. That type of accompaniment on the guitar was a kind of common denominator between the Chatmons and some of the musicians that played with them. Both of the...
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #46

    I dunno about phenomenal, but I can definitely hold instruments... even expensive ones! We will play Italian tunes (and more) soon!
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #46

    Thanks, Ranald. It really must have taken some work to get all that together - we were pretty much beneath notice, generally speaking. I have to say it was endlessly amusing to remind Mike this...
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #46

    The Little Brothers stopped playing together sometime in 2012. We did all kinds of country blues and old-time with varying degrees of success, but we always meant it. Mike was and is a great guy...
  5. Sitting and listening: Trio Vesuvio - Ballabili Italiani

    This LP was probably recorded in the mid to late 50s and was released on the tiny Edgina label, and likely distributed out of Rossi's shop in Little Italy. Most Edgina records I've seen are of...
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    Wow... I couldn't agree more... what a tune that is!

    You know what makes me REALLY crazy about it? The bowed bass on that recording is FANTASTIC. It's ALL good from top to bottom!
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    Yep!
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    Oh - I totally agree, and it's the reason I posted what, in my admittedly limited experience, were some common (and fairly accessible) tunes within Sheri's archive.

    As a collection, Sheri's...
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    Mebbe on some level it is, but that's no reason to blow MORE dust on it!
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    Similar to Sheri and David's experience, people have occasionally spontaneously danced when we play, but most of the places and groups near us that host dancing are more interested in contra and...
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    There's more to those recordings than just an accurate assessment of tempo, though - they embody a range of musical sensibilities that are just kind of lost on the page. I'm also including songs as...
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    Thanks on the avatar - the trinacria! :)

    I certainly agree that it's not jazz, but it's also not exactly classical music either. When you listen to recordings of these tunes - particularly...
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    I have to confess that I'm less attuned to composers than I am to what a player brings to the table. Tra Veglia E Sonno is an example of a mazurka that I think is a reasonable starting point for...
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    There are so many good ones! I like mixing what I find in the sheet music with what I find in recordings - that's a whole OTHER world, really. My latest obsession is the polka Diavoletta by the...
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    Re: Italian Mazurkas Anyone?

    It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of music in the ballo liscio thread. Here are a few titles that I know are available as sheet music AND are pretty common mazurkas and waltzes on both...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Thanks for both of these! Frankly, I like that jam better when the singer is running the show - she has a lot of spirit! :)
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    Re: Vicari's visione tango

    I haven't done that one at this point - sorry. There's a waltz by that title in Sherry's De Stefano dropbox folder, but the melody looks different from the one recorded by Trio Vicari.
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    Re: Vicari's visione tango

    I realize you may no longer be waiting on this anymore, but I did this quick transcription for a friend this past weekend... just the main melody part. Maybe it'll help.
  19. Re: Verdi: "Stride la vampa", aria from "Il Trovatore"

    Good call, Martin, and well done. The whole 2nd act of Il Trovatore has good things in it, and "Stride la vampa" is a gem among them. Azucena rules! :)
  20. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    I have... and do! I even sing it (sorta)... I do what I can with what I got!

    Thanks for the link and detail on D. Vasin. I hear you about your preference for the earlier material... it's just...
  21. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Thanks for the updates, Sherry!

    I wonder, besides the canzoni napoletane, do you come across any other published songs? For example, at a paper show last Fall, I came across this sheet music for...
  22. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Hi Sheri - thanks so much for taking the time to make these scans available. This material has provided the core repertoire that I've been playing with friends for about a year now. It's the best!...
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