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    Re: 1924 Raffaele Calace in Japan

    Any thoughts as to Calace's interest? opening up the island to buying Neapolitan bowlbacks? I would love to learn more about this trip.
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    Yes, Mendolin, good work! you are onto something. Alessios is not a first name, but Elias' last name. His association with Carlo De Filippis created a strong alliance. They collaborated on many...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    Hmmmm I'm beginning to think that Alessios De Filippis was purposely chosen by Carlo De Filippis to honor his Greek friend, mandolinist Elias Alessios. It may show that they were not only...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    I wish to correct something I wrote in post #30. I had conflated Alessios de Filippis with Elias Alessio. As far as I know they were not the same person. Elias Alessios (born in Greece according to...
  5. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    TODAY: San Gennaro holiday, the band is playing outside the church --La Triestina March by F Gallo. The DiBella edition.
    They played it also in the vestibule of the church--greeting San Gennaro as...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    In my Salami book, the appendix includes the repertoire of each of the S.F. bay area orchestras. Many of the titles were semi-classical, hybrid and ballo liscio etc. Mandolin orchestras (depending on...
  7. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    A trio of trumpeters showed up during the San Gennaro holiday celebration this weekend in Little Italy; they played Tesio's arrangement of Gabetti's "Royal Italian March." (1900) Rocco de Rocco...
  8. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nqsw18aai468q29/AAAK3K4zelIUnH6cB8rnD3--a?dl=0
    CENTURY PUBLISHING

    This link takes you to Century Publishing (non-Italian stuff); I include it because I bought the...
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    Greetings to everyone who has sustained this thread with your interest and enthusiasm. This should be the ultimate post in terms of Italian mandolin trios, mandolin & voice (Neapolitan & macchietta)...
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    Re: Ninetta - Mazurka by C. A. Bracco

    It's always the "B" section that hooks me on a mazurka! Bracco composed a great mazurka (don't think he's ever composed a bad one?)
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    I've just checked and if you visit Post #574 in this thread, you will see all the viable links. That's how you can download everything by publisher. Please avail yourselves of that. The Dropbox will...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Rudy used to say that he was born under a lucky star because of his friends. During the Depression, for more than a decade, he was fairly well compensated in his full-time job as mandocellist with...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

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    The Alameda Mandolin Ensemble at Matt's house last summer. We're all back for summer rehearsals. several mandolins & octave mandolin, 2 mandola, 2 mandocelli, guitar, and I'm on accordion...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    We rehearse from 11A to 2P Sunday, July 10th. Please send a PM for exact location in Alameda (East Bay). I will email you PDFs of the titles we rehearse. We'd love to have some players: mandolin 1 &...
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    Re: Italian folk music on mando

    One should note that these arrangements are almost all from the fabulous, renowned accordionist: Riccardo Tesi. I love it when mandolinists derive their music from accordionists and rely on them to...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    If you're in the Bay Area in July 2022, I'd like to invite all mandolin family musicians to join us for a Rudy rehearsal. Sunday, July 10 from 11A to 2P. Please PM as to what instrument you play so...
  17. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    The Dropbox has been available for 8 years. If you can't find something, please send a PM. 201582 Over the many years I've been posting at Mandolin Cafe, it's been a great joy to welcome those who...
  18. Rudy would be so sproud of you! The mandocello...

    Rudy would be so sproud of you! The mandocello was his mandolin sweetheart!
  19. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    I will be making one final contribution to the Dropbox over the summer. After that, I will be closing it down. That means if you haven't downloaded the thousands of titles or vintage audio recordings...
  20. Re: Sonoma Sounds Interview with Sheri Mignano Crawford

    Thank you for posting this. I appreciate that very much.
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    Re: Hugo D'Alton

    Has there been a digitization of his "variety of music" book? If so, anyone know if it's available in the UK ? or elsewhere. It's only about 40 pp. not sure about copyright permission as I don't know...
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    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/co16hc6i56b84up/AAAWix_SzXVkoO7g3y9iXmSla?dl=0

    The above link takes you to the MISCELANNEOUS folder. You'll find some rather special titles here as well. For some reason...
  23. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Post #539 contains viable links to several Italian mandolin publishers. They've recently been tested and they all work. If you have any trouble, please PM me. Thanks!
    BTW, there is a load coming...
  24. Re: French Musette/Italian Waltz/Valse/ Music Collection

    the lead sheet charts on the donquattrocchi website are rudimentary but for those starting out in the Euro Cafe genre, they'll get you started.
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    Re: Help with Paris Cafe/Musette

    yes, I sent a pm to you.
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