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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks for the tunes and instruments, Jo. I always enjoy your postings. Still, I never thought I'd hear the old Canadian campfire song, "Land of The Silver Birch" played on oud. It worked well. This...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    "Shine" is definitely offensive, and I'm sure it was offensive way back when. However, when Tom Dickson sings it, he's illustrating from a Black man's viewpoint how the white boss, "captain," talks...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Back before Jimmy Rogers and George Vaughan wrote "Blue Yodel #8" (aka "Muleskinner Blues"), there was this song by the blues singer Tom Dickson, in which the Black muleskinner complains about his...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Hardly "Monroe's original version." Bill Monroe neither wrote nor was the first to record Muleskinner Blues. Good luck with your query though.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mule_Skinner_Blues
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    documentary about oud player

    I know that some people here are interested in other stringed instruments such as ouds, but I couldn't fine another category to list this good documentary under, so I'm placing it here.
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  6. Thread: SW Missouri?

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    Re: SW Missouri?

    See Posts #106-108 in this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/2236-Mandolins-in-the-Movies/page5
  7. Thread: SW Missouri?

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    Re: SW Missouri?

    See if you can find this bunch from Winter's Bone. I believe they're locals from southwest Missouri (the Springfield auction barn appears in the movie). ;)

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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    That';s what I was trying to say in my long-winded, overthought way. ;)
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    Re: You Never Can Tell

    Caught the mandolin in the Chuck Berry video. Strange video though. It didn't have anything to do with a teenage wedding, let alone the Cajun or Creole culture that Chuck was celebrating. It looked...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Doc Watson was a gifted and skilled musician who probably never thought much about the meaning of "I'm going to pick some fiddle tunes." As I said before "fiddle tunes" is a common term in the...
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    Re: Lake Dore Waltz (Mac Beattie)

    I was just reading This Ottawa Valley of Mine, the autobiography of Mac Beatty, whose country & traditional (though he wouldn't have used the term) band played the dance halls, bars, seniors homes,...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    That's an oversimplification. Are you sure that some "fiddle tunes" weren't composed on harmonica, banjo, tin whistle, guitar, or mandolin? Some seem to come from folk songs, perhaps originally...
  13. Thread: Ever wonder?

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    Re: Ever wonder?

    Are you talking about the man-duh-lin? (We're tight with the vowels up here, but more generous with consonants than in the South.) Still, some rural Canadians play GEE-tars, as opposed to the gitTARs...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    I don't hear the expression "pickin'" a great deal in Canada, though I don't generally move in bluegrass circles. On the other hand, if I said "we were pickin' some tunes," everyone would know what I...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    The term "fiddle tunes" is widespread in the English-speaking world. We often use it across Canada. The violin, generally called a "fiddle" when playing traditional dance music, was an extremely...
  16. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    I know far less about Bill than a great many Forum participants, but welcome aboard. Don't be shy with your questions; you're in a supportive group.
  17. Thread: New Gal

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    Re: New Gal

    "Yes, but we were happy." ;)

    Welcome to the Cafe, "brobmarketing," the folks here will answer any questions you have. A highly knowledgable and supportive group.
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    Re: Prodigal Son

    I enjoyed that, Dave. Nice and bluesy, the singing too.
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    Re: Jimi Hendrix Mandolin Auction

    Interesting that the case made it to criminal court though. Back in the 1970's in Ontario, my friend, Graham Townsend, had tapes stolen from a studio. A person he knew sold a record made from these...
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    Re: Willie O' Winsbury

    See Post #5 above.
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    Re: Jimi Hendrix Mandolin Auction

    Speaking of popular musical memorabilia:

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/3-charged-in-scheme-to-sell-stolen-hotel-california-lyrics-1.5985562
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    Re: Willie O' Winsbury

    Understood! Thanks, Dave.
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    Re: Willie O' Winsbury

    Thanks for that, Dave. As you may know, Child's collection of ballads didn't contain tunes, which were very hard to collect in his day, before recording equipment. Only a few highly skilled, musical...
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    Re: Godin A8 discontinued??

    It definitely has been discontinued. I have a Godin A8, and checked this out a couple of months back. I don't know about parts though. It's disappointing as it's a fine instrument. There have been...
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    Re: mandolin banjo - anyone's 2 cents

    Here's Charlie McCoy of The Mississippi Mudsteppers playing banjo-mandolin:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drruLloPIFo&ab_channel=MississippiMudSteppers-Topic

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