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    Thanks so much,,,really enjoyed the article!!!

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    Great reading. Thanks.

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    This is great--thanks!
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    This is absolutely fantastic!

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    Thank you MC and Don for putting this together. A wonderful tribute. And thank you, Don for continuing to spread the Gospel of Jethro!

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    Thank you Mandolin Cafe, I've only read Stiernberg's and Bush's memories and needed to stop and recognize how much appreciate a site that would take the time to solicit and print these responses. Back to my reading now.

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    Thanks for these articles! I knew of Jethro before I started playing mandolin as half of a country comedy act, but it wasn't until he started playing with Steve Goodman that I started to appreciate him. Now I have most of the recordings mentioned. Thanks for this further education and appreciation.
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    Certainly a lot of places we could have linked to, different Jethro resources, etc. One I hadn't thought of while preparing all this was The 1988 Jethro Burns Interview published here a couple of years ago that was buried in print and someone's computer for a long time before getting republished here.

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    great reading, thanks to all that put it together!
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    Fantastic tribute and music!

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    "...But I will, and he'll be left all alone, not knowin' who to copy." And you know, he was right. I still try to play like Jethro.
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    Thank you so much for posting this tribute. It inspires me to recalibrate my compass.

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    Happy Birthday, Jethro. He was my 1st Mandolin teacher & he taught me well. His philosophy was if there is a tune you like, you can play it on a Mandolin, not limited by Genre. Here I am 40 years & still playing.
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    We have a Monroe Mandolin Camp. We need a Jethro Mandolin Camp. What do you say, Donnie?

    What a wonderful tribute to Jethro! Had me spellbound.
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    Truly wonderful article, a beautiful tribute to Jethro. Thank you.
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    Thanks, this is wonderful!
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    There are not enough superlatives to do justice to Jethro Burns but the above appreciations go a long way to achieving this impossible goal.

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    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Thank you Mandolin Cafe!

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    Such a great read! Many thanks to the contributors and the Cafe!

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    What a treat !. Thanks ST, DS and all Café Pals for inspiration and great cheer on this tribute.

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    What an inspiring start to the day. Many thanks, all who made this happen.

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    Thanks to Scott for making this available. Thanks to Don for all the hard work, great stories and insights into The Great One. And thanks to all the super stars for their stories and tributes. This is an emotional ride for me having studied in Jethro's basement for a bit over half a year in the early 70s.

    At the first lesson he sat me on a stool and disappeared through a curtain, returning a few minutes later with a can of beer in each hand. Handing one to me, he said, "OK, here's the rules. This week it's my six pack... next week its yours." My lessons were mixed with stories and conversation - he was my mentor and friend. I was lucky enough to tape my sessions and Rob Coleman has been generously providing web space for excerpts of them as well as those of a friend and fellow student, Mike O'Connell. (RIP) See link above.

    Happy Birthday Jethro - go easy on the harpists.

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    Priceless!

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    What an excellent piece. What a legend of a man in so many ways. Thank you.
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