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    Some fine playing there Mark. Especially like Hollow Poplar -good job.

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    Don Grieser was mentioning Green Leaf Fancy - 4/20 significance ? Perhaps

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    Thanks to Markus for reopening this thread...it prompted me to get out my 'Mandolin of Norman Blake' DVD for review. And thanks to all who contributed! Happy pickin'...
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    Here's Weave and Way. Working on upping the tempo and fleshing it out.


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    Here is "Dusty Rose"
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    A less geriatric (but not even close to Norman-fast) version of Weave & Way. Backing track courtesy of iReal - pretty cool software!


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    Grooving to that rhythm track. Very nice. I like the shirt too. Thanks for keeping this thread going. Maybe I'll work on one this weekend. What day is it? LOL
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    I'll look forward to that, Don, it's a fun tune to play, with lots of room for improvising. You'll tear it up for sure. That shirt I'm wearing is a great inspiration to keeping your nose to the grindstone

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    Haven't learned a new one yet this weekend, but I found this one in my videos from 10 years ago and a lot of mandos ago. (A Campanella Due) The tune is Georgia Home from Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDCsPCd3Q2c

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    Some great pickin' on this thread!

    Here's a Monday Evening New Chance Blues on the Rigel G110

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    Man, what fun catching up my reading on this thread, so much fun Norman Blake stuff going on here. Bruce, the Weave and Way was cool and the backing track sounds great. Don has posted up one of my favorite tunes, but then all the tunes from that LP are favorites, right? Sounds great, Don. Likewise Dipthanshu as usual knocks it out of the park on Blake's March. Thanks to everyone for posting these, and long live Norman.
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    Stuck in a hotel in California, I took the opportunity to record Coming Down From Rising Fawn. Didnít get it clean, but at least got it recorded in one take.

    https://youtu.be/BzOACj79ciE
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    Sounding great, Mark, nicely played. Being "stuck in a hotel room" has a whole different meaning these days. Hope you're able to get out of CA soon, but at least you've got your mando!

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    Really nice, Mark! Thanks for posting. You're in Beverly Hills? What movie will you be in?
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    Home at last, after 9 days in Beverly Hills. I was making repairs to upscale woodwork in a new construction building over there, and I am happy to be back home.

    Did get to meet David Spade (the comedian) in a sandwich shop, though, and played a couple house concerts for my co-workers at the hotel. Clicking my heels now, like Bojangles or Dorothy ... there's no place like home.

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    Guess we got to let the man himself show us how its done, I love how Joel McCormick is like " You wait patiently in silence when Norman is playing, you don't interrupt"

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    Good afternoon! Here is a solo mandolin run through of the main part of Third Street Gypsy Rag off the great Natasha's Waltz. Filed by my son Mack on an iphone last nite down at the Zen Garden/Asado in Asheville NC

    https://youtu.be/SWSLMLqpgu8

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    Great playing !
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    Here is a second version of Nancy's hanging' dog, one of my favorites:

    https://youtu.be/egzjs7tX0CI

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    Wonderful playing, James! Glad to have you keeping this thread going with Norman and Nancy tunes.
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    3rd St. Gypsy Rag is a great Mando workout. I always hear Nancy's cello when I hear that tune.
    Nice job Mack! Playing that one solo takes some chops.

    "Sage Fields" is a rather obscure piece that I feel like Nancy wrote(?) I may even try to overstep my limitations and do a
    half-fast recording. Just because I've never attempted such a feat is no deterrent.

    Stay tuned.

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    I was recording a couple of tunes for a customer so they could hear their mandolin in the white before I put finish on it, so I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and record a couple of Norman Blake's tunes for this thread too.

    Here's Norman's Bright Days


    And here's my attempt to do Norman's Third Street Gypsy Rag.

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    That white Black mandolin sounds just right!

    Nice pickin on 3rd Street Gypsy.

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    That white Black mandolin sounds just right!

    Nice pickin on 3rd Street Gypsy.
    The mandolin and the picker both sound fantastic! Really impressed with that tone, Mike. Congrats to whoever is getting that one.
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