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  1. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    I'm very very close to publishing my definitive history on the first American-made mandolin. I'm excited with a sense of trepidation! I think it will help future scholars to continue in the search...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Try not to go postal...~o) but we do have a dysfunctional "acting" government at this moment and its many branches are suffocating for lack of permanent staff. Beyond that, all I can say is that ya'...
  3. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    just added a September 1954 recording made at Bella Napoli on Mulberry Street. Luigi Giorno from Germantown, PA. and his M2, Joe G. and Tony C on guitar. "Niagara" was published by Tesio. You can...
  4. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zhxeekpyeuj223/AAC83KNrCaJa6dKpZb9lDzWUa?dl=0

    Italian Vintage Audio Recordings --various

    just updated with new recording of Canoro's La Dolce Cristina.

    See...
  5. Stay tuned for the another huge, creative...

    Stay tuned for the another huge, creative bombshell from Sheri~ due in autumn.
  6. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Just uploaded Canoro's guitar part for "La Napoletana" mazurka. It's in the Di Bella folder.
    Also updated the Index with recent corrections and it shows #151 as a complete trio. (SEE ATTACHED INDEX)...
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    Re: J.howard foote favorite

    hmmm. well twelve years later...I'm sure that by the year 1894, Foote was making his own stuff but before that he only imported mandolins.
    Foote opened a branch store c. 1868 in Chicago and was the...
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    Re: B M G Magazine

    I've been using Field's website for a while now. At first, I thought they only had covers because the arrows didn't take you inside the magazine but once I downloaded an issue, I immediately saw that...
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    Re: Read the CMSA Newsletter

    The best featured perforamnce at the CMSA convention, Nov. 2018, was embodied in the mandolin students of the San Francisco middle school where Carlo Dean teaches. "La Scuola" is investing in the...
  10. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Grisman was sitting in with the Steep Canyon Rangers...briefly and then they did the finale together. It was such a great day to hear two of my fav mandolinists united! I'll have to check out the...
  11. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Guggino shreds it with the Dawg!
    Steep Canyon Rangers and Grisman (Green Music Center 7-21-2019)
    OK to download! What a phenomenal afternoon!
    ...
  12. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    MUSIC CATALOGS FOLDER
    I just uploaded a Cardilli music catalog, probably published around 1911. It is a thematic catalog with the latest
    (mostly) Neapolitan canzone and includes his mandolin...
  13. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    A new Cardilli title (a waltz composed by the Maestro himself) "Segreto del Cuore" now resides in the CARDILLI FOLDER

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b2jz8my27xvpbxa/AAB49cr1MItRCBoVRDzxLaKVa?dl=0
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  14. I tune in using City World Radio. He interviews...

    I tune in using City World Radio. He interviews well known Manhattanites, plays a wide variety of music and offers calendar events such as updates about the San Gennaro festival (September) where he...
  15. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zhxeekpyeuj223/AAC83KNrCaJa6dKpZb9lDzWUa?dl=0
    ITAIAN VINTAGE AUDIO RECORDINGS

    To celebrate five yea(yesterday!) since I started this thread, I want to celebrate the...
  16. Re: Article: New Music from Johnny Mandolin - Tonight

    I always listen to Johnny's show. Right from the heart of Manhattan!
  17. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    I found THE Mr. Seville. Once I've reconciled some of the 'conflicting' posts and suggested timelines, I will reveal him in all his amazing splendor. Indeed! Bohmann attracted the extraordinary. As...
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    Re: A. Alberto - Kleine Mandolinen-Schule

    It seems that it's easy to conflate names and especially Anton (né Antonio?) Alberto and Heinrich Albert (Enrico Alberti) (both guitarists). Until we can get bio facts for Alberto, we should be wary.
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    Re: A. Alberto - Kleine Mandolinen-Schule

    Italian online libraries offer the alternative "Enrico Alberti" and that may be how many Italian musicians remember him.
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    Re: A. Alberto - Kleine Mandolinen-Schule

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Albert_%28Gitarrist%29

    Heinrich Albert (1870-1950) According to Michael Reichenbach, Albert's music will be available when it enters the public domain in...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Yes, Grauso worked for and with Ricca before he opened his own shop on Grand. My Grauso says Napoles and New York.
    He went back to Naples a few times as his business grew. "Guitar Heroes" inspired...
  22. Re: Article: Italian Mandolin Heroes in America

    Thank you Gregg! Your encouragement and considerable wealth of knowledge about harp guitars made my story possible and gave it new life! You offered me an extraordinary opportunity to share one more...
  23. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    http://harpguitars.net/blog/2019/06/bohmania/ You can download the stories by Gregg and by me.

    I'm so excited to finally be able to share with all cafe members and guests. After HEROES was...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Not to contradict but rather to clarify and add to the discussion.

    Many of the Italian ballo liscio composers learned from Italy's older generation of mandolinists--Calace, Silvestri, Becucci...
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    Re: De Wick - Iucci mandolins

    Gennaro Iucci (b. 1855) and his son Michael (b. 1884) had a factory on Broome St. Since some of the links don't work, I thought I'd upload this advertisement of Michael's harp guitar which I found in...
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