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  1. Re: Today in Mandolin History - August 5, 1890, Lawrence, KS Jour

    All hail August 5! If we could go back in time we'd share some music with these folks. Guessing likker may have been involved! This would have occurred less than an mile from Cafe headquarters, maybe...
  2. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    The individual that started this thread has been permanently banned from the Mandolin Cafe and Classifieds for posing as an interested party for a product and attempting to drum up enthusiasm for it...
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    Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    Norman Blake shares a birthday with Jethro. He is 84 years old today. Happy Birthday Norman!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWq1lEeJNbU

    Doc Watson was also a March person. His birthday...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Here's a dandy cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" by AJ Lee and the Brothers Comatose. AJ is a great player and singer, and the BC provide superb backup and harmonies.

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    CHOP MELODY STYLE - Jingle Bells

    I Wish you all a wonderful Christmas time!!!
    - Jesper

    JINGLE BELLS (Chop Melody Style) on YouTube:



    https://youtu.be/clcAqMKIuSc
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    Re: David Surette has passed.

    It was a pleasure to hear him play Frieze Britches in person at Swannanoa 2017 where I was first introduced to his teaching and music, and on the Mandolin Mondays video. On my drive back from...
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    Re: David Surette has passed.

    So sorry to hear of David's passing. Condolences.

    I always loved this video of David playing Little Martha. So sweet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLvDHv0jldM

    PLvDHv0jldM
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    Re: Michael Nesmith RIP

    For me: George Jones then Sun Ra and then Grisman.

    How can you even try to cover the Possum?

    MN's version crushes it.

    Or in my humble opinion.

    Mick
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    Re: Michael Nesmith RIP

    Y'all shouldn't be forgetting the weird unique genius.
    We were young punks on dope on the Texas Gulf Coast thinking all into Sun Ra and George Jones and Pedro Infante.
    And then this type of stuff...
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Here are the pictures from the eBay ad:

    197694

    197695
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Well, here's a rough video. Not the best comparison since they have different age/type strings and the Gil is still setting in, but ask and you shall receive.
    https://youtu.be/OzC2lOZLu34
  12. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Gee, apparently the Fairmont Creamery Old-Timers had both a "Shorty" and a "Slim" as members. Old-time radio days...
  13. Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Thought some might be interested. I'd buy it if the price was more reasonable.
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    Happy birthday to the best site on the web (well, maybe after the New York Times)!
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    Howe-Orme Mandolinetto

    A family member has opened an online estate auction of a recently passed musical enthusiast and collector. There are numerous banjos, fiddles, and other musical instruments that might be of interest...
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Kevin, where I’m living now, internet is spotty, plus I’m lazy … I’ve been immersed in the blues recently and hopefully will find time to post new stuff; in the meantime here are a few I put up in...
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    Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Latest mods are now on the web site down the bottom of the page under addendum.

    http://petercoombe.com/publications/jaamim11.htm
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    Thank You Peter Coombe!

    I'm refinishing a tenor banjo and have been looking to up my game from wipe-on finishes such as TruOil, but not wanting to make the leap to sprayed finishes. Here on the Café, I came across Peter's...
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    Re: Bluegrass Tunes with 6 2 5 1 progression

    I know what it means to be lonesome is one of my favorites for this progression.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS2lFbBq1rc
  20. Thread: Barbara

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    Barbara

    I love this, and probably everyone who reads this sub forum knows the tune, but just in case! Andy Statman, and really good guitar by John Carlini. I don't know who are playing bass and brushes, but...
  21. Re: Mandocello solo and duo recordings playlist

    John Goodin: Autumn Suite , November 2020
    1. Amber - 0:00
    2. Russet - 1:27

    It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of John Goodin last week. John was a good musical friend, a...
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    Re: IBMA Awards Announcement

    This announcement from IBMA did not include the industry awards, but I figured I'd share this one since it is one of our fellow mando players.

    Writer of the Year - Tristan Scroggins
  23. Re: Has anyone ordered one of the Synergy Carbon Fiber mandolins?

    Alfons, I did ask them about putting an extra strap button on because in the description it says it comes with one strap button. They said that actually it will have 2 strap buttons on it they just...
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    Re: Luthier Websites - Browsing preferences?

    I used a template to re-build a new responsive web site around 2 years ago. Was a lot of work because I have a lot of pictures and all the pictures needed to be sized to fit the template. I chose a...
  25. Thread: Frank Wakefield

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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Frank wrote one of bluegrass mandolin's tour de force tunes, New Camptown Races, in 1953(!). The number has been recorded by at least a dozen artists. That alone places him at the top of the heap.
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