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    Back-porch style version of a blues/gospel tune with vocal, guitar, mandolin and harmonica. A.k.a. "That's No Way to Get Along".

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    I enjoyed that, Dave. Nice and bluesy, the singing too.
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    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 ‘traditional’ gospel song was composed by Rev. Robert Wilkins. You can find his gospel recording, ‘Prodigal Son’ and his non gospel version, ‘That’s No Way to Get Along’, online I’m sure. The tune is noted for being a very early use of the ascending chromatic line in ‘Americana’ tunes. I believe both versions were played bottleneck style, but it’s been a long time since I’ve heard either version.

    Great tune(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    That ‘traditional’ gospel song was composed by Rev. Robert Wilkins. You can find his gospel recording, ‘Prodigal Son’ and his non gospel version, ‘That’s No Way to Get Along’, online I’m sure. The tune is noted for being a very early use of the ascending chromatic line in ‘Americana’ tunes. I believe both versions were played bottleneck style, but it’s been a long time since I’ve heard either version.

    Great tune(s).
    Thanks - I took out the t-word.

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