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    Here are some tunes on my NEW Northfield A5 Special. Out the box, lowered the bass side of the bridge a tiny bit, filed the fret side of the nut a bit. Hear she is.

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    This is a beautiful JP Fraley solo piece. Gave the Special a complete going over, and a set of med silk and bronze. Now it sounds like I knew it could, and should. Thanks!

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    Here's the A5 Special and my side yard. Thanks for the Listen!

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    Happy Twosday!

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    That's a nice set of mandolins you have there! Seeing as you have been giving the Northfield a good workout, I had to go back and listen to the Collings and Pava to see where the Northfield sits, and it's really in its own place. Sounds great on Ain't Misbehavin' - almost like a nice jazz guitar kind of smooth and warm .
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    I agree Keith. I was nnnervous, but it's fit right where I wanted. Here's a couple blues.

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    When the night begins to fall ... beautiful, Frank.
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    Very nice, Frank. I enjoyed the blues pair. Nicely understated.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    I look forward to every new piece! Thank you so much!

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ID:	201474Hi Folks, One of our fellow members asked me about my avitar. So I thought I would share the story while fresh in my mind... That photo of the "DeLorenzo Family", which was the entire family, sans Mom, my Dad, Myself, Tina, Rosie, and Tommy " Ho-Ho". It was winter 1966. We were doing a series of shows for prisons with an organised group, but don't remember much about that aspect. That photo was taken at the infamous Walpole State Prison. Opened in 1956 it housed the worst of the worst.It was so bad that they had to change the name later. Now this wasn't our first prison show, Bridgewater was, more in a minute. But this was still a "New" prison and very high-tech and secure. They checked everything but our bodies. Scary stuff. The show, well it was like Carnagie Hall to us. A HUGE auditorium, packed with men. It was really like you see in the vids of Cashs' Folsom show. Maybe the best and most thankful audience I ever played for. I learned a lot that night. Oh, and their food was amazing! Now Bridgewater Prison was right in my back yard. The second time there, early 1967, we got to play for the infamous " Boston Strangler". Though I don't think he was in the audience, I know he was there, because a month later he escaped and living so close to the prison we could always hear the sirens. That place was a dump, and the food sucked. But the men where still respectful and thank-full. Wow, long story...

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    Now that's what I call a captive audience!
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    Isn’t it about time for The Prisoner’s Song, Frank? Unless I missed it….

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    When Mike, thanks Mike, mentioned this song my mind went right to Guitar Slims " A Letter To My Girlfriend ( AKA The Prisoners Song ). Having learned it on guitar I thought, why not and started working it out. Then this morning it dawned on me, NOT that song. At the same moment I remembered this tune from Dads black book. We never did it, and I don't remember him singing it. Years ago I came across it and fell in love with the lyrics, but didn't know the tune so just forgot about it. So I went to trusty YT and found the 1925 recording by Vernon Dalhart. After one verse I felt I'd known it all along. So I worked on it all day, couldn't figure out the rythum part so I had to do the mando first. Tried something different in the 1st two verses, Thanks!

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    I always enjoy your tunes, but did my heart good to hear "Raemona" (Post #47) when the wrong webpage opened. My daughter, who is now grown up and has moved away, learned it on fiddle from the composer, Brian Hebert of Pembroke, Ontario, so it was background music in my home for years. Brian is a fine fiddler and a heck of a nice guy. I can't remember him playing mandolin, but I'd be surprised if he couldn't. Raemona is his wife.

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    What are you playing in the family band photo (your avatar and Post #63)?
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    That’s it, Frank! Thanks for taking my request! I heard the tune as kid in the 50s, usually in a cartoon, or something.

    How about The Daring Young Man On The flying Trapeze? Another one from my childhood. I still love it!

    You are like a jukebox, Buddy!

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    So I see this pistol-packing frog with a jug of mountain dew courting at the Camptown Races round the mountain from Columbus Stockade just past the crawdad hole.
    A-hum!
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