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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    Then have a cannoli for me.
    Joe B
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    Had a few health issues, but I am doing great. Surrounded by a caring family & still playing my Mandolin.
    Joe B
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    I am. Just ran thru a few old favorites, Tra Veglia, Funicula, etc... Thanx for the reminder, my friend Dave. How could I have forgotten?
    Italian Mandolin lives on
    Joe B
  4. Re: Article: Remembering Jethro Burns on his 100th Birthday, an A

    Happy Birthday, Jethro. He was my 1st Mandolin teacher & he taught me well. His philosophy was if there is a tune you like, you can play it on a Mandolin, not limited by Genre. Here I am 40 years &...
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    Re: Love Theme by Morricone -Video

    Well done, my friend,
    Beautiful arrangement & the playing is superb.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it. Be proud.
    Joe B
  6. Re: What's Your Favorite Instrumental-Mandolin Album?

    Traversata with Carlo Aonzo, Beppe Gambetta, & David Grisman is a big favorite of mine. It definitely appeals to my love of Italian Mandolin, plus it includes modern touches of Jazz & Dawg Mandolin...
  7. Re: Country Mandolin players in the Honky-Tonk era

    Maddox & Rose great source of a style of Country Mandolin, pre-Rock a Billy. They used both Acoustic & Electric Mandolin. I love that stuff.
    As far as Roy & the Teen Kings Mandolin, the only...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    An example of breaking the boundaries, check out Allen Toussaint’s Bright Mississippi album. I’m sure my buddy, David from New Orleans, will appreciate this. Mr Toussaint recorded this album, the...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Following up on what Mr Wright said about distinguishing Jazz Blues from delta to Chicago Blues, I don't think the distance is Always that far. Most of the early big name Chicago guys, Muddy & Wolf,...
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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    Phil,
    Iíve attended 4 CMSAs, I enjoy my time there. Prepare your music the best you can ahead of time & attend the rehearsals & sectionals. Be ready to make lots of notes.
    As far as Mandolin orch...
  11. Thread: Louie bluie

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    Re: Louie bluie

    Yes, indeed about Mr Howard “ Louie Bluie” Armstrong. A Renaissance Man. & to Carl Martin, Johnny Young, & of course, Jethro.
    I am doing a Blues Mandolin workshop at this year’s Classical Mandolin...
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    Re: Visit to Will Kimble's today

    Anyone got a current email for Will? I’ve tried his website contact & it bounces back. Kind of a mystery.
    Thanx.
    Joe B
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    Re: getting into the Italian style

    Yes, it appears fairly common for the Italian Mandolin players to also play Tenor Banjo. In my post on the Italian CD, I mentioned several of the players having Tenor Banjo trax, Vicari, De Pietro,...
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    Re: Article: Italian Mandolin Heroes in America

    I got mine today. The Mail & other services have been delayed due to the Arctic weather here in Chicago, Chiberia we’ve been calling it. Today is a balmimg 20 degrees.
    So tonight, I’ll be curling...
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    Re: getting into the Italian style

    I recommend the CD, "Italian String Virtuosi - Banjo, Mandolin, & Guitar". Indeed it is.
    It features several big names of the Italian Mandolin. Giovanni Vicari (another shameless mention of one of...
  16. Thread: Stan & Ollie

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    Stan & Ollie

    No Mandolin content.
    This weekend we went to see the recent film, Stan & Ollie, about the later years of comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. It was a joy. I am a long time fan of big screen clowns Keaton,...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Yes, I’ll join the Burrel fan club with Alan, Rick. One of the greatest Jazz Guitarists. He just oozes the Blues.
    Back in high school in the 60’s, I was solidly digging the Rock sounds of the day,...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Definitely count be in as a member of the Bill Frisell fan club. He can play straight ahead standards with Paul Motian. He’s done Rock tunes, a Lennon tribute & Guitars in the Space age. He’s...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Don’t forget another Jazz instrument, the human voice. The Jazz vocalists are important members of the Jazz family.
    Start, of course, with Louis Armstrong. He set the standard for which all others...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Yea, guys, AACM still going strong.
    Think it was in 2015 or 16 AACM anniversary thing at Chicago Jazz fest. Muhal composed a major full orchestral work & it was a full set (45 Mins?) piece. Quite an...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    I hope all this isn’t getting too far afield from the original post. I think it’s the gang posting about all sorts of non Mandilin Jazz faves, players, recordings, & concerts.
    Catmandu2’s post...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Jazz talk, fun.
    So much to agree with here. Mainly, listen to the whole history on many instruments, Armstrong to Coltrane to.... If you don’t like to listen to it, why play it.
    I agree with David...
  23. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Yes, very interesting discussion about the Guitar accompiament. As a Mandolin player, I selfishly, didnít concern myself enough with the Guitarist situation & history. As long as they put the right...
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    Re: Was Bill Monroe The First?

    Chuck is living on here.
    I do believe Chuck liked Country Music & Bill Monroe. No disagreement. I just believe his Guitar style was based on the names he himself has stated on film & print. Why...
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    Re: Was Bill Monroe The First?

    RobBob,
    I agree that there is a musical connection as far as being 2 branches of the great Americana tree of Music. Absolutely, no dispute.
    I was questioning that Chuck heard Monroe’s Mandolin...
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