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    It must have been here that I read about this but I searched and came up empty handed. Somebody had mentioned a Bill Monroe composition for trombone and mando. It just so happens that they guy in the office next to mine plays trombone, and I want to hear this song and see if maybe he and I can figure it out to play it together for some laughs around the office.

    I searched Google and Amazon and have been unsuccessful so far in locating any recording of this tune. If anybody knows how I can hear this song, I am willing to go out and buy a CD if need be. Thanks in advance.

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    ..from what I understand it was never recorded ...You have to understand that Mr. Bill wrote hundreds of songs that never made it to vinyl...my guess is you will never find it...

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    Perhaps it was "Dualing Tubas"!
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    Trombone & mandolin?? This one's got mandohack written all over it!!

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    The tune is on Skip Gorman's OLD STYLE MANDOLIN VOLUME TWO, but there ain't no trombone on it.

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    I think it's called Trombolin because of the the slide part on the mandolin at the begining of the melody. It's a great tune!
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    I gave Skip a copy of Monroe playing the tune; I put the original Monroe version of 'Trombolin' on my website.
    enjoy!!

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    Evan - is that Monroe version from the "Tour Bus '66" recording?
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    Sorta makes this picture look a little more realistc, eh?
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    Kevin: I am not sure exactly where the tune came from: I go thru any live Monroe show I receive and cut out any specific tune I am interested in. That one sounds like it is from a workshop, as there is a band playing in the background.

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    I just read the skip gorman article in bluegrass now mag. skip says he made up the b part in trombolin because monroes version didn't have one. but the one evan posted has a b part . is the article mistaken?

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    I think Skip calls his "B" part - Jack Across The Way.
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    Skip does, but they are separate tunes. I gave Skip the two Monroe originals. I know! I put up the link to 'Trombolin' on my website above; maybe I'll put up 'Jack Across the Way' also.

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    Ok, I know this is an old, old...old thread but I just finished working my way thru Chris Henry's lesson on Trombolin. What a cool tune and so much fun to play though not sure I'll ever get it up to a respectable speed.

    Do you think Monroe was just messin' with us...trombone and mandolin...really...?...

    Here's the lesson, NFI...

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    Great video, thanks for posting it. Not the easiest tune ...
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    It was a challenge for sure but Chris breaks it down to manageable sections to learn. I’ve learned quite a few Monroe tunes now from his lessons and highly recommend them.
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