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    I found two crazy videos of Paul Buskirk playing something big, and good!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIE3fAqgtIs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivMSsF4gAEE

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    Glorious, thanks.

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    Sweet. All The Things You Are; and is that Rose Room? Looks like ancient footage, but the sound is there.

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    Mic was unfortunately distant..

    got a CD a few years back, Paul on mandola Willy Nelson on guitar (+ others )
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    Paul was a friend of mine. The videos were home video recordings that Paul made 15 - 20 years ago and gave the dvd to his friends. The instrument he's playing is a hollow body, electric mandola that was custom built to Paul's spec's. The luthier was from Houston and his first name is Huey but I don't remember his last name. This mandola is on exhibit in the Alumni office at Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches TX. With the exception of his personal instruments, which he willed to his friends, Paul left his entire estate as funding for a music performance scholarship at SFASU. This included the several songs which Paul owned. It was a very generous gift to future music students. Paul was a very special person and one of the most knowledgeable musicians I've ever know. Paul began his career as a young boy playing mandolin professionally in The Buskirk Family Band. In addition to Willie Nelson, Paul played with Uncle Dave Macon, the Calahan Brothers, Tex Ritter, Merle Travis, the Louvin Brothers and many others during his long career.

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    I've heard some astonishing mandolin and electric mandolin playing from Paul Buskirk
    on Nashville recordings from the 1950s. Unfortunately I no longer have those recordings...
    He was very flashy, maybe influenced by Joe Maphis, Jethro Burns and Jimmy Bryant.
    Here is "Jim Harvey''s Rag". The shorter neck is tuned in 5ths [ie electric mandola]
    and its what he plays the solos on.


    Also this --a combination of some background playing in an old movie, and a more recent instrumental:

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