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    Well, that will bring tears to your eyes. Big day for Bill Monroe, big day for Charlie. Nice, really nice.

    This is a video of historical importance and we get to see it. Thanks Scott.
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    Well that's cool as heck

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    Let me tip my hat to you Scott, and all you have done... this is just another brilliant accomplishment for sure... One question that I might ask, given the understanding that there is a desire to avoid editing the material, to honor the integrity, of the original material, might there be a way to have an edited version that syncs the audio with the video ?

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    I would not consider myself a Bill Monroe fan, but I fully appreciate that as one of the most significant historical mandolin videos of all time. I am grateful to have seen it.

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    Very cool to see, thanks for sharing!

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    It is great to see Mr. Monroe was a big time noodler too.

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    Is that George Gruhn in the crowd?

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    Thanks Scott!

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    A great moment!

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    I remember the day like it was yesterday. Yes, sir that would bring tears to a glass eye! At the time Monroe arrived he didn't know if it was going to be able to play or just hang as a museum piece. When you see Charlie at first kneeling to hide from Monroe, he wanted to make sure it was in tune when it went into the display box they had built for it. You can tell Monroe upon the first lick was surprised it was in tune and put back into the condition to be able play it. Not sure why Charlie had it in Monroe's old '64 Gibson case, as by this time he was already using the custom leather bound Pag. case. I'm guessing Monroe kept it to use for the '78 F5L he used the most during the repair time. Monroe had written the new tune "Lloyd Loar" for the Gibson employees and Charlie had already heard it. He only performed it live once or twice that I know of on stage. It was never recorded by Monroe. Too bad Chet didn't know the chords to "Wheel Hoss" and didn't get that "G" run in there.

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    Yeah, they kind of threw Chet into the fire without any idea what was coming. He's awesome and did just fine, but would have been nice if they'd given him a little prep. I agree it was cool how Bill just couldn't stop playing it, and how Charlie just couldn't stop smiling

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    Outstanding, Scott. What a treat. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and the bottom of my mandolin.

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    Enjoyed that. That is awesome.

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    Amazing snapshot of mandolin history. Thanks so much for sharing this. Monroe is
    One of my musical heroes and the video really brings to memory talking mandolins with Charlie. What a great guy he was.

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    Thanks, Scott for making this available. An important moment in mandolin history.

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    Thank you! This was additional sunshine in my morning!

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    That's pure bluegrass history. A wonderful tribute to Charlie and Bill.

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    Pure gold is when CD is telling/yelling the chords to CA.

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    Chet was trying.

    Henry seemed to have trouble finding words.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Henry seemed to have trouble finding words.
    Indeed. At least he let Charlie do the hand over.

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    Pure gold is when CD is telling/yelling the chords to CA.
    Seriously, that made me chuckle.
    Dear sir, I am terribly sorry, but I fear I must inform you that what you are playing is most certainly not any part of anything.

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    A special moment...I had no idea that film existed!

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    How cool is that whole video!

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    And smart closeups from Wright at 9:00. Stirring stuff. Shows a real love of the subject. Yeah I noticed that about the Nashville Network too. SVHS tape stuffed in a basement somewhere?

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