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    Thank you Mandolin Cafe and Scott for support and spreading the word on our publication. My co-author, G.T. and I welcome all Duffey fans to join our "John Duffey's Bluegrass Life" Facebook page to stay current on book events. https://www.facebook.com/groups/328799410950074/

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    Thank you Mandolin Cafe and Scott for supporting our book.

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    Sorry for the redundant post. Steve

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    I had my wife order my hardcover copy a few hours ago! Can't wait for this read on one of my mandolin/best tenor range ever hero's! Should be interesting. This book is long overdue, thanks to the writers and café and all involved.

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    So excited to read this book!
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    Just ordered my copy for delivery Tuesday!

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    In about 1963 I had just bought my first Gibson mando, and I went into a record store looking around for anything bluegrass. I bought the Gents' "500 Miles", downmarket album, because it had the word 'Bluegrass' on the cover, and it was $0.98...best buck I ever spent. John Duffy became my first bluegrass hero that day.

    I'm off now to hit Amazon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    Just ordered my copy for delivery Tuesday!
    Thank you !!

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    Yep again can't wait, mine should be here Monday by 11AM! If my year old will allow it, I'll read that in about 2 nights before bed!

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    Starting to get interested in arrival time for my copy.
    Says it’s “out for delivery” by 9:00 PM!
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    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease a very big skillet" J.D. Clampett

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    Thanks for publishing this! What a great read (so far) and a great tribute to one of my early mandolin heros!

    Thanks,
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    Thanks for publishing this! What a great read (so far) and a great tribute to one of my early mandolin heros!

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    Thanks, Everyone

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    Finally got it in the mail yesterday and read about half last night, its great, written with quality! And love all the other peoples quotes and takes on John! This is a must have for any Duffey fan! Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Smith View Post
    Finally got it in the mail yesterday and read about half last night, its great, written with quality! And love all the other peoples quotes and takes on John! This is a must have for any Duffey fan! Well done.
    Thanks so much William for the lovely endorsement.

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    It's a great book, but will take me longer to finish it than expected as my Dad drove up about 900 miles to stay for two weeks so unless I get some free time, we usually just watch stupid movies late and play loads of music! Plus we're going to work on a few of my mandolins. So unfortunately the book is on hold.

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    First online review has just been posted according to the author. Thought it well worth sharing here for those interested.

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    In the Washington Post today, relating to the new book:

    Remembering John Duffey, who forged a new bluegrass in Washington

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    It was/is a great read, I'll read it many times again as that's how I am! I'm a huge Duffey fan! Just like the "true" stories of the old west or true crime-I read the same thing over and over, many times and always get some new perspective on things! Great job on this book, Loved it!

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    Default Re: Article: Stephen Moore and G.T. Keplinger Release John Duffey

    Here's a plug for the This Day in History resource. All things Duffey.

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    Thanks for the above links, seeing all reminds me of what a talent John was-what am I saying, he still is, no one can sing like him or play like him-a true original GREAT! Now if I can just get my hands on one of Big John's mandolins, I'd be in HOG heaven! I've heard of the F-2 or 4 he put a long neck on and used the step from the "Cellar Door" and that was from an old 200 year old cargo ship? and there is the one that was in the white he had with a large peg head-50's Gibson F-5 or 12? In the one photo of the Folkway album?
    I heard he made some F-5 tops but how to even find that or prove what it is that is the ? "Some old Day" My Uncle has the redone F-7 that was used and is in many old photographs and that's beat but sweet!

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