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    Monroe's Evening Prayer Blues - anyone have a tabs or a tab link for this one?

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    I learned it from Dasspunk's closeup. Thank you Dasspunk!

    Evenin'

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    you've got a PM
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    Thanks for the replys. I love this song!

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    Make sure to check out Compton & Long's version on their Stomp! project. Mike begins in A -- according to him the original key from DeFord Bailey -- and then they move into the traditional (Monroe) G. The whole project is great but the EPB is a highlight.

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    Alan Bibey wrote it out in his Acutab lesson.

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    anybody working on compton's opening break? I've got some of the positions and melody worked out but that feeling he gets is raelly hard to capture. It's really hard to slide into those double stops for me and switch between them with such ease like Mike.

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    I've tried it a lil but got no where fast. Those "greasy" slides he does ain't easy!

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    Shaun...I thought you'd have mastered this tune with that new oval hole Brentrup of yours!

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    David Davis currently owns this tune. It's on his last album. His version is definately worth checking out.
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    David Davis owns EPB? I thought I did:

    Evening Prayer Blues

    Try that Compton/Long or David Davis

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    I just worked up that Bibey tab version on mandozine... Man! I like that song. Great bluesy tune. That version is easier to play than the Compton version to me. I like the Compton version but the Bibey version sounds so much more bluesy to me. And now that I listened to all you guys playing it on youtube ... Look out! It is such a cool tune for only one chord. You can jam on thaten'!
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    besides monroes's version, the best i've ever heard id HANDS DOWN mark graham and tom sauber's on a cd called 'thought i heard that lonesome whistle blow'....its just harmonica and banjo, but really brings the tune to life. Highly recommended

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    my favorite part in monroe's version is actually jesse's crazy split string break that's just out of no where.

    he always was thinking outside the box.

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    Here are the ownersCompton/Long.
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    This is definitely a signature song for Compton and Long. They have certainly made it their own. And it does sound great on the oval hole!

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Arcane @ Dec. 03 2007, 21:54)
    I learned it from Dasspunk's closeup. Thank you Dasspunk!

    Evenin'

    This is probably one of the best I've heard. Dasspunk do you have this version written out?

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    I have become rather obsessed with "Evening Prayer Blues" (thank you, Bruce Harvie!) and now I'm trying to listen to as many versions as I can. A few weeks ago, I was in a rental car with satellite radio. I heard a full bluegrass band version that I thought I heard the DJ say included Butch Baldassari. Maybe it was Lonesome Standard Time? I don't know. Anyway, I've been all over the 'net, and looking on CDUniverse and Amazon, but I can't seem to find a version of EPB that Butch played on. Does anyone have any leads? I'm not completely sure of all the bands he played with, so my search may be incomplete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eadg145 View Post
    Does anyone have any leads?
    Yep, here ya go...

    It's a good version, and Buell is the guy who first got me playing the tune....

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    There are some great versions of this around. The one I learned is from the legendary 1980 Monroe show in Vancouver. His timing is different that the recorded version, or any other version I've heard. I think it's the best version I know of because it's got a few quirky spots in it and it's all Monroe - no other breaks, the band plays very lightly behind him.

    The Foghorn Duo have recorded it and that's a good one. So is Frank Wakefield's, although it's not identified as EPB because it's in a medley. The album is "That Was Now, This Is Then" or something like that. Alan Bibey's is too regular for me, kind of tamed-down. I think it should be a little bit wild. That's why I love Monroe's live version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolirius View Post
    I think it should be a little bit wild.
    Same here...

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    Well, it WAS Bruce's version that got me started on the tune. Still my favorite, and still in extremely heavy rotation on my iPod.
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    Yep, that's the version I was looking for. Thanks! Funny (to me, at least) that you should be the one to give me the lead, Bruce. Heh. Kindred spirits, maybe...

    cheers,

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    this is an absolute favorite of mine:


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