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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Blind Willie Johnson.
    This one is definitely about the Spanish Flu.
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Elder Curry with Elder Charles Beck on piano. Commentators are divided as to whether this song relates to an influenza outbreak in Memphis in 1929 or is harking back to the Spanish Flu pandemic of...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Best of luck to you for the operation - get better soon.
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    Re: Eurovision song contest worst song?

    Israel is part of Eurovision because it, with Jordan Lebanon Syria and the northern part of Saudi Arabia, are in the European Broadcasting Area which also incudes parts of North Africa hence...
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #44

    These two sides were recorded on 25th October 1928, not in the 1940s. The accompaniment is described as "unknown mandolin" and I think from listening to the vocals and accompaniment it is highly...
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #43

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRl-cm8SwD4&list=PLgXNoqV_WC-FN_JpOdK7opAj3aQw3Du9q&index=1

    Here is Soldiers Joy - an old chestnut played as you have never heard it before.
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #40

    I love that Clara smith track - she was a great blues singer. In addition to the mandolin and guitar there is supposed to be a kazoo backing her but it sounds more like a swanee whistle to me.
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #40

    Thanks for posting this - I had never heard of Clarence Conaway before.
    According to Godrich & Dixon the accompanists on the Ida Cox track were the Pruitt twins and I think this is correct as it was...
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    Is there a bar and, if so. opening and closing times.
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    Re: What's a Chord Melody?

    If anyone wants to just play some chord melodies without struggling through complicated theory I recommend "Just for Fun - Swing Jazz Mandolin" published by Alfred. These are great arrangements of...
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #36

    Sorry you can't see them Ranald. They have all been auto-generated by YouTube here in England (how that happens I have no idea). Crawdad fades out after just a minute which maybe implies it is...
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #36

    And here is "Crawdad"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfKXGRs-1zM
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #36

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL_O6nPG0Vg
    Here is "Garbage Man Blues"
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #36

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db8VFXf6jmA

    Here is "Waiting just for you"
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    Re: Finger style Mandolin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnywoS8u-FU
    Here is Kym Warner playing for the Mandolin Mondays blog on12th February. He switches between hybrid, flatpicking and fingerpicking
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    Mike Marshall points out that these Bach pieces are very often written with a great bassline. If you can identify the bassline and work out fingerings so the bass notes ring out or are emphasised in...
  17. Re: Mandolin chords chart in standard notation

    Here they are - hope they are helpful172364

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    And here are the rest.172365
  18. Re: Mandolin chords chart in standard notation

    Francis and Day's mandoline tutor has exactly what you are looking for; all the chords in notation and with fingering diagrams. I will try to scan them for you on Monday.
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    Re: Blues, Stomps & Rags #26

    According to Godrich & Dixon (2nd Edition) Will Weldon played guitar on a few early Memphis Jug Band tracks but the only one where mandolin features is the one you mentioned "You may leave but this...
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    Re: Blues, S, & R -- apologies

    Sorry to hear of your illness and wish you a speedy recovery. Looking forward to more B S & R as soon as you're up to it.
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #2

    The pig and the mandolin is a great story. My family has a similar story but in reverse.
    Apparently my Granny (sometime in the early1930s) owned a mandolin and one day my father, who must have been...
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    What to eat at the Mandolin Cafe

    These bars have a small Cadburys logo but the small print says they are made in Egypt
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    I have this book which consists of original mandolin/guitar duets wrtten by the author. They get progressively more difficult and cover various different styles. There is a cd so you can play along...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

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    Here are the Mandolin Sisters.
  25. Re: Gold Tone Octajo 8-String Octave Banjo

    Guitar banjos have been around for a long time. Their most famous practitioner was Papa Charlie Jackson who recorded in the 20s and 30s.
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