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    My brother brought this enjoyable piece to my attention this morning, so I thought I'd share it. I have no details the tune or performers. There's a wee bit on the web page and links.

    https://www.fiddlehangout.com/myhang...4249&archived=
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    I was introduced to that tune many years ago at Fiddlers Grove, when a very nice but a bit inebriated, mandolin player sat in in our jam. Just kind of plopped on down and played this tune. Been playing it ever since.
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    Played this at a jam a couple weeks ago, hadn't played it in a while and was nice to revive.
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    Kind of a different, yet nice version here.....


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    Similar to the Mr. Sun version with Joe K. playing one of the most beautiful mandolin solos I've ever heard.

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    One of my favorites. The source for this may be the Morrison Brothers, out of Missouri. Discussion indicates that the fiddler is playing in DDAD tuning, which I think of for Midnight on the Water, or Bill Stepp's Bonaparte's Retreat.


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    Here is a different take on that great tune, by Kenny Baker:

    Life is short, play hard. Life is really really short, play really really hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRG View Post
    Similar to the Mr. Sun version with Joe K. playing one of the most beautiful mandolin solos I've ever heard.
    Yes. Joe K is IMO a master at emphasizing the space between the notes & playing w phrasing in a very elegant way.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk3njVN18-s

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    Very nice! This came up at a fiddle jam a few weeks back and I wasn't familiar with it. Perhaps with these fine examples you folks have provided, I can at least have a clue the next time it comes up. Ranald, thanks for posting about this - very timely.

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