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    I heard a version of "Eight More Miles to Louisville" on the radio last weekend. Pretty sure it was Sam Bush. Anyone know what CD it could be found on?
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    I have it on a live show, he plays about 4 choruses of it, the best part of the (rock) show, IMO.

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    Is it a CD? I'd like to transcribe the break.
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    yes, email me oldstrings@hotmail.com

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    You can download a video of Sam playing that song from Woodsongs old time radio. He does an awsome job of that song. From what I understood from the video, he hasn't recorded "Eight more miles to Louisville" yet.
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    Actually, 8 More Miles is on Sam's new CD which is released today! (April 13).

    If you want a partial listen, go to www.amazon.com, search for sam bush king and you can listen to parts of 5 tracks including 8 more miles.

    I heard it on Prairie Home Companion I believe on NPR. You might be able to listen to it there too.
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    Recorded years ago by Granpa' Jones. The great Merle Travis probably had a "chunk" of that one too. Just FYI...

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    There's also a great version of it on a Blake and Rice CD. Not sure if it's the first or second one. No mando though.
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    Hey Moose, I have fond memories of Grandpa performing that tune on the Ryman stage back in the early '50s. For some reason I was picking it out on mandolin just a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed hearing it again. Guess I'll have to listen to Mr. Sam and then compare notes (HA!).

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    For a jazzy version, hear J.A.G. on the old Puritan record.

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    Hey Ken!! - Thanks for the "heads-up" and remembering. I apologize for straying off topic, but THAT'S a great - and traditional "thumb-style" number. Again, thanks to Merle. You probably already know that Granpa' and Merle were very close friends - and years ago recorded some wonderful music as the "Brown's Ferry Four"(Granpa, Merle, and The Delmore Brothers, Alton and Rabon). That "thumb-style" - or better yet... "Travis -style" pickin' fit(s) perfectly with Grandpa's music.Keep a' pickin. Moose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (AlanN @ April 13 2004, 12:07)
    For a jazzy version, hear J.A.G. on the old Puritan record.
    ..yep Alan..thats a great Lp..hey now we are showin our age...yuk

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    Yup, age it is, Scotti. Speaking of Age, that's a Jim Croce tune done grass by Rice, Lawson, Flux, et al., also done by Phil Rosenthal's early band Old Dog, which had the Stockwell boys in it.

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    ..people tell me Im startin to stink...in relation to an Ol Fart

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    "It takes one to know one..."

    Prayers go out to the ol' fart who sang that...

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    That is a great tune! I would like to learn that one. Hey the Bush cd sounds good.

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    A great tune for sure.....I'm pretty sure there's no mando on this cut, but Tony Rice and Norman Blake did a super job on this tune on one of the Blake and Rice Albums.

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    Reno and Smiley also did a wonderful version of the song for King (now Starday) Records.

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    I need to dig I bet I have a version of one those mentioned.

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    here's a transcription that I started...it's not perfect but it has the basic jist of the melody. I used Greyfox 2001. King of My World is a great CD!

    CorrectionS and suggestions are most welcomed!
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    That was the very first tune I ever played on the mandolin! (My dad had a live recording of Sam playing that one somewhere...) I'll be getting that new CD ASAP

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    Thanks Perry!
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    ...Sonny and Bob also recorded it a few years back...Good version also...You are right Moose, I believe Grandpa Jones wrote it although one might not know that because they won`t recognize his real name...He comes from not too far from where I come from....Willie

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    Mike Auldridge does a great instrumental version on his "Blues and Bluegrass" album, too
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    I have that Grandpa Jones version on vinyl somewhere, I remember the guitar break being pretty bluesy/jazzy. It would be exciting to find out it was Merle.

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