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    I think the applause was just a spontaneous burst of joy at hearing what she played.

    Remember Nancy's mandolin strap that was a string of tiny little skulls?

    Got a video of "Planet Riders" somewhere...

    First time I ever heard of Norman&Nancy Blake was on a high-altitude,hungover Sunday morning at Telluride.
    So good.

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    Thank you for posting. Wonderful. And thank you, Mark Gunter, for scoring this. It's now at the top of my to-learn list.
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    That's from a long time ago, when they were quietly astounding anyone with ears. Thanks for posting it.

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    That was hypnotic. The tone of the mandolin brought to life by her flawless technique really shines! Thanks!
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    I think the applause might partly be the audience's appreciation for Nancy being such a trooper. Right before the applause, at about 3:00, her strap falls off her shoulder right onto her right forearm and she just keeps playing the tune so beautifully. One of the best shows I ever saw was Nancy, Norman, and James Bryan (The Rising Fawn String Ensemble) at Ohio University in 1980. The OU Radio & TV Department video-taped it, and now there's a few clips on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDIq0IKmQJY

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    The tune is called Hangin’Dog off the “While Passing Along This Way” album. Great album BTW! I have been playing this tune for years. Good to see that I mostly got it right. Thanks for posting.
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    Now we all want to hear your version!

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    What great playing and tone!

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    Here is another great Nancy Blake mando tune, featuring her on the mandolin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsGi-WWwTgo
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    Her playing has always fascinated me. A beautiful blend of ability and taste. And yes, Natasha's Waltz is one of my most listened to CDs. As well as the Norman and Nancy Blake Compact Disc with has other tunes from the Rising Fawn days. Only saw them perform together a couple of times.
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    Hi my friend. You bought the Bluett F4 years ago from me. Sorry I can't recall your name.

    Anyway I bought the Norman Blake album years ago initially because I also loved the cover. When it was out on album I dont think it was called Natasha's waltz. It was "Undergoround Music from the mysterious south" or some name like that. Brilliant album.

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