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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    But now and then, some of us will provide dumb answers. ;)
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Though these are tough times, I don't find them all that bleak -- though I might if things get bad enough. During my childhood, we used to hide under the school desks in case of nuclear holocaust,...
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    Re: Know You Rider

    Thanks. I really enjoyed that. Here's "Rider," clearly a blues song with a bluegrass accent, with some mighty mandolin playing.
    If the links don't work, search YouTube for "The Seldom Scene 1979 -...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    I think that many of us have enjoyed going shopping with you, while we're in isolation. Enjoy your mandolin.
    Good people here.
  5. Re: Need to find value for 1920ís? Vega Little Wonder mandolin ba

    This has been discussed on this recent thread. I hope you find what you need here:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/149170-Information-on-Vega-quot-Little-Wonder-quot
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    This video came up on another thread. I'm posting it, not to recommend this particular mandolin, a Godin A8 -- I don't think it's what you want -- but to show what a mid-range or lower priced...
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    For anyone curious, that's a Godin A8, from Quebec, which has a fine and powerful sound un-amped as well. In fact, it's an acoustic instrument with a built in pre-amp. The only drawback to me is that...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    I have autoimmune troubles, so I'm used to a certain amount of self-isolation during flu season. Still, I get out to a few singing events most months and I usually get together with two friends to...
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    And here's one from 2014. Clearly, social distance wasn't the issue during that epidemic, nor was the Ebola crisis as widespread or close to home. If the links don't work, search YouTube for...
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    We don't get much Roger Miller on the forum. Here's his advice for times like this. I read somewhere that this was his favourite song of all that he'd written. If the links don't work, search YouTube...
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    Re: What is the "Must Have" Mandolin Book(s)?

    My brother is a jazz pianist with plenty of fake books that include basic melodies and chording for numerous tunes. I figured they were for "faking it" in clubs and such -- "Can you play 'Melancholy...
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Times of Yank Rachell by Richard Congress.
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Thanks, Clark. Everything about that makes me happy. And if I didn't have male pattern baldness, I'd try to revive Marty's hairstyle!

    And here's another to blow your blues away. If the links don't...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Great to see Robin Williamson (The Incredible String Band) turn up. He had some influence in my taking up fiddle, though I was raised among traditional fiddlers. I like the others too.
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    [QUOTE=Mark Gunter;1761660]Put everything in perspective and laugh about it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R_7zOAaHWU

    That's great, Mark.
    I think we should have a holiday once a year where...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Yank Rachell
    Charlie McCoy (the long-gone blues guy, not the Nashville Charlie)
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    Re: Information on Vega "Little Wonder"

    Thanks, Mark. That's the first group I've seen with two mandolin-banjos. Is this the wave of the future? Perhaps there's hope for we MB players after all.
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Thanks, Mike. I never heard that before. Here it is. If the links don't work, search You Tube for "Bradley Kincaid - Some Little Bug is Goin' to Get You"
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Welcome to the Cafe, Belle, and enjoy playing mandolin. I do like the original though -- it seems like a flashback. ;)
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Thanks, Drew. Here's a mandolin version. If links don't work, search YouTube for "dysentery stomp/timblairmusic" .


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqktbtg4rr0

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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Simon, I'm not getting the video link. Could you please send the information so I can find it on YouTube?
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    We need songs for these times

    A member of my Ottawa Song Circle issued "an over 65 Corona virus songwriting" challenge. Here's my contribution. (Though he said "Corona," we tend to call it "COVID 19" in Canada.) Do what you will...
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    Re: Information on Vega "Little Wonder"

    I play one too. It's great for ragtime and really old blues, but generally not so good for more modern music. I describe it as "All the volume of a banjo with none of the sweetness of a mandolin."...
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    Re: Low tech humidity

    For those of us without green thumbs, taking care of plants involves work and heartbreak -- those spider mites will always find my plants. To me, it's like hearing, Get a goat to keep your lawn...
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    Re: Tough times, tough decisions

    And Newfoundlanders delayed in Toronto. Note how everyone knows the songs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjbwMEDSgYA
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