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    Hi Folks,

    I'm not a mandolin picker. I wish I was. A buddy gave me a Madeira many decades ago and I learned a few chords and a few almost-songs by ear. Recently I've just been struggling to relearn my guitar chops.

    Anyway I wanted to share my "stuff" with you. There's definitely some mandolin stuff here.

    Audio and Video Recordings: http://frobbi.org/picking.html

    Photos: http://frobbi.org/slideshows.html

    Please help yourself and enjoy!

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    Hi Folks,

    I have another treat for you.

    Dennis Stewart, Travis Stewart's son, transferred some 1960s film to video of the Country Cut-Ups doing some TV commercials in the Dallas area.

    At the time, the Country Cut-Ups were:
    Eddie Shelton - banjo
    Bill Pogue - mandolin
    Travis Stewart - guitar

    Thanks to Dennis, I'm able to make them available on my website at http://frobbi.org/cutups.html and on my Picking Page at http://frobbi.org/picking.html (in the new "From My Friends" section).

    As always, please help yourself and enjoy!

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    Just thought I'd mention a couple of the several mandolin recordings I have on my Picking Page. http://frobbi.org/picking.html

    Last fall I helped out by videotaping the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association's Bluegrass in the Schools program. What a great time. Local musicians demonstrated their instruments in separate sessions, culminating in a presentation by Special Consensus when Ashby Frank was their mandolin player. I'm
    proud to say that the video sampler of SpecialC's school package was the first ever video of the band approved for the web by bandleader and IBMA president, Greg Cahill. http://frobbi.org/bgschools
    The mandolin demo was by Wayne Fugate. http://frobbi.org/bgschools/bgschools-mandobass.html
    Lots of fun.

    I also taped the 2008 Grey Fox Mandolin Masters workshop with David Grisman, Sarah Jarosz, Kym Warner, and Ronnie McCoury. http://frobbi.org/gfmm08.html

    Enjoy!

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    I'm long overdue for bumping this topic.

    I have tons of new stuff since I posted here last.

    I have a special addition called the Landreth Collection, a growing series of excellent, historic recordings by Ken Landreth from festivals in 1969-1971.

    See everything at http://frobbi.org/picking.html

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    I just found some more of my cassettes. I think this is an historic recording I'm happy to share with you.

    Wilma Lee & the Clinch Mountain Clan at the Berkshire Mtns Bluegrass Festival 1977
    Butch Robins - banjo
    Jim Brock, Jr. - bass
    "Woody Paul" Chrisman & Tex Logan- fiddles
    Gene Wooten - dobro
    Announced by Don Stover
    This was just a few months after Stoney passed away.
    http://frobbi.org/audio/WilmaLee_wit...erkshire77.mp3

    Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mtn. Boys at Berkshire Mtns. Festival 1977
    Renfro Profit - lead guitar
    Keith Whitley - guitar
    Curly Ray Cline - fiddle
    Jack Cooke - bass
    http://frobbi.org/audio/Berkshire77-RalphStanley.mp3

    Tony Trischka & Bela Fleck at Winterhawk 1992...
    http://frobbi.org/audio/Trishka&Flec...Jul18_1992.mp3

    As always, it's also available on my Picking page at http://frobbi.org/picking.html

    Enjoy!
    Fred

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    Looks like I'm playing catch-up today.

    Since my last post here, there have been a lot of updates to my Picking Page.

    Please take another look and help yourself!

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    Here's a videotape I just discovered...

    Noam Pikelny & Chris Thile at Grey Fox 2007

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    Some great links there Robb. Thanks for posting. And yes Mike, that is one lucky cello!

    Scott

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    Eddie Shelton-banjo, Bill Pogue-mandolin, Travis Stewart-guitar.

    I'm thrilled to announce that I've made the complete record album available at http://frobbi.org/cutups-record.html

    I couldn't have done it without the help of Travis' son Dennis who provided me the audio; and Eddie Shelton's daughter Linda Shelton Brown who provided the album cover image.

    By the way, don't forget Dennis had already provided me with the video of the Cut-Ups' TV commercials: http://frobbi.org/cutups.html

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    I'm proud to announce I've now been able to start another series of bluegrass recordings,
    thanks to another well-known picker.

    This time it's the "Doc Hamilton Collection". http://frobbi.org/hamiltoncollection.html
    It starts out with Doc's blockbuster recordings of Flatt & Scruggs in Houston, 1966 and 1967.
    The 1967 set has two songs by guests Doc & Merle Watson.

    These recordings are obviously even more appropriate with our recent loss of Earl and Doc.

    As always, the link is also available on my Picking Page at http://frobbi.org/picking.html
    in the From My Friends section.

    There will be more to come.

    My sincere thanks to Doc for taking the time to allow us to share his treasures with all of you in the
    bluegrass community.

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    Thanks, I have your site bookmarked. Some really great recordings there. I visit often.
    Much appreciated!

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    Doc Hamilton has come up with two more gems:
    Flatt & Scruggs WSAZ 1959
    Flatt & Scruggs WSM 1963

    They're at http://frobbi.org/hamiltoncollection.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbif View Post
    Doc Hamilton has come up with two more gems:
    Flatt & Scruggs WSAZ 1959
    Flatt & Scruggs WSM 1963

    They're at http://frobbi.org/hamiltoncollection.html
    Nice! I listened to a bit of the '67 shows. Looking forward to hearing the '59 one. I recently discovered your BluegrassPickin' page and was wondering about a link to a listing of band personel. For instance, a dobro player friend is interested in Gene Wooten. If I hadn't noticed the post in this thread, I wouldn't have known he was in the band.

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    Even more in the Doc Hamilton Collection!

    Bean Blossom 1968 - Stone Mtn Boys, Bill Monroe, Red Allen, Mac Wiseman, Hedrick Bros.
    (sorry for the poor quality on this one)
    Stanley Brothers, Antioch
    JD Crowe, New York City

    http://frobbi.org/hamiltoncollection.html

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    First of all you're welcome to download any of my recordings.
    Recently I've gotten several queries of how to go about it.
    So I've added some brief instructions: http://frobbi.org/downloading.html
    There's also a link to the instructions on my Picking Page: http://frobbi.org/picking.html

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    I just received an unexpected treat from an old friend in Clemson.
    Bob King sent me his 1986 recording of Doc Watson at the Paramount Theatre
    in Peekskill, NY. It's in stunning quality, directly from the sound board...
    once some adjustments were made.

    Part 1 http://frobbi.org/audio/king/docwats...ny-1986-1a.mp3
    Part 2 http://frobbi.org/audio/king/docwats...ny-1986-1b.mp3
    Part 3 http://frobbi.org/audio/king/docwats...-ny-1986-2.mp3

    It's also in the "From My Friends" section on my Picking Page http://frobbi.org/picking.html

    My big, big thanks to Bob for this wonderful surprise!

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    I've just had the pleasure of adding the Ken Hydinger Collection to my recordings.

    http://frobbi.org/hydingercollection.html

    Ken's given us a Jimmy Martin set from Bill Monroe's 1996 Bean Blossom,
    only 2 days before Monroe's death. Read Ken's account on the web page.

    As always, Ken's collection is also on my Picking Page
    http://frobbi.org/picking.html in the From My Friends section.

    Thanks, Ken, and enjoy, everyone!

    Fred

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    I just added 4 new gems to the Doc Hamilton Collection.

    There's a jam at Bobby Shipley's house in Houston, just before the 1967 Flatt & Scruggs concert.
    Pickers are Doc Watson, Paul Warren, Josh Graves, Larry Rice, and Doc Hamilton.

    Also there are two tracks of Ralph Rinzler presenting the "Bluegrass Story".
    Currently we don't know the date or origin of the recording.

    Finally, there's a long set of Jimmy Martin, again with unknown date and origin.

    Hopefully we'll find an answer or two. Meanwhile, enjoy!

    http://frobbi.org/hamiltoncollection.html

    And thanks again, Doc!!

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    Another recording from Doc Hamilton...The hits just keep on coming!

    Doc just gave me his recording of Larry Sparks at Bean Blossom 1977...
    Tom Boyd-banjo, dobro; Mike Carter-bass; Doc Hamilton-fiddle

    Check it out: http://frobbi.org/hamiltoncollection.html

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    Another Blockbuster from Doc Hamilton: A jam session with Clarence White, Tony Rice, Bobby Slone, & Larry Rice!

    http://frobbi.org/hamiltoncollection.html

    Correction: The Ralph Rinzler Bluegrass Story that was on the Doc Hamilton Collection page is actually from
    June 20, 1977 Bean Blossom in the Ken Landreth Collection at http://frobbi.org/audio/landreth/Bea...971/index.html
    Thank to Ken for keeping me honest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbif
    Another Blockbuster from Doc Hamilton: A jam session with Clarence White, Tony Rice, Bobby Slone, & Larry Rice!
    Holy cow! I will be checking this out. Thanks for sharing!
    Gibson Jam Master A-Standard #56
    Martin D-28 Clarence White #103
    Gallagher Doc Watson

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    I have added the "Stoney Creek" CD tracks to my Al Osteen tribute page.

    http://frobbi.org/alosteen.html

    Another CD "Pickin' at Pickens" is also available.

    Both CDs are available for purchase with all proceeds going to Al's family.

    To get copies, contact Ed Hall at basiledh@gmail.com or go to Horizon Records in Greenville, SC.

    If you just enjoy listening on the web, please make a donation to the family with a check to Al's widow:

    Becky Osteen
    790 N. Glassy Mt. Rd.
    Landrum, SC 29356


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    I've also just added a jam in Houston ca. 1967 from Doc Hamilton.

    It includes Larry Rice, Tony Rice, Bill Clemmons, Floyd Jasper, & Doc Hamilton.

    http://frobbi.org/audio/hamilton/larrytonyrice.html

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