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    Default Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Lets see if I did this correctly? This has some footage of my Great Uncle Dick Smith playing with the great Jimmy G. and at the end my Uncle Gene Johnson playing with the II Generation! Also many other greats like Big Mon, Tony Rice etc...Pretty sweet stuff


    Oh man maybe someone can fix this great old footage as I'm pretty much clueless-very historical stuff!

    <Moderator: I tried to fix it. See the link in the next message>
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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Let's try this one

    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Darn isn't working? Even has Big John Duffey playing the "Duck!" I don't even see nothing that Mike posted? Weird right!

    How come Mike's isn't working for me? Its just all blank?
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    Thank you so much, Mike, for getting this working! Pretty fun to see such from so long ago.
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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Perfect Mike-Thanks a lot brother, great old footage!

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Who was playing with Jimmy G.?
    And who was that doing Barefoot Nellie?

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hilburn View Post
    Who was playing with Jimmy G.?
    And who was that doing Barefoot Nellie?
    That's my Great Uncle Dick Smith on banjo and Chris Stifel on guitar-a precursor to "The Country Store Band" They had a record in 1974 that's a goodun-you can listen to it on youtube!

    At the end that's my Uncle Gene Johnson with the II Generation band-he was a bluegrasser but for the last 30 years he's been the mandolinist and tenor singer for the famed country Music band Diamond Rio!

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    William, you'll know this. What's the story with Gene's Loar and whatever it is he has on the strings?

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    His Dad made it for him back in the late 60's I'd imagine as he got his Loar in 69, it fits on the bridge below the saddle and angles up as a type of wrist support so his hand would rest on that instead of th bridge hnce no etra pressure on the bridge! Its neat!

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Have any stories about Larry Rice's 50's F5?

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    Default Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Larrys F-5 was redone, not sure who but I'd guess Randy Wood! His also has a tree of life fret board inlay! His sounded like a pretty good ole mando!

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    Tony and Larry with J.D. Crowe;

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    This is such a neat old Video! Tony is playing the historic Clarence "Bone" Akira is in a shot with his "Duck", Lots of interesting things going on if ya really focus and know a bit of Grass history

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