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    The Mandolin Cafe has posted news:
    Chris Thile and Michael Daves - Sleep with One Eye Open
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/news/publish/mandolins_001337.shtml

    Sleep with One Eye Open, the debut album from mandolin-virtuoso Chris Thile and guitar maven Michael Daves, will be released on May 10, 2011.

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    I made a playlist called "Before Thile and Daves," offering the Sleep With One Eye Open album but using old recordings, mostly.

    Before Thile and Daves
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4U...936f5d764d4517

    I couldn't find an old recording of Ookpik Waltz, however, so if anyone has a suggestion, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grassgreen View Post
    I made a playlist called "Before Thile and Daves," offering the Sleep With One Eye Open album but using old recordings, mostly.

    Before Thile and Daves
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4U...936f5d764d4517

    I couldn't find an old recording of Ookpik Waltz, however, so if anyone has a suggestion, let me know.
    This is by the person who is apparently the author. It is not a real old tune, no earlier than the 1960s possibly later. It has a couple of other names such as Canadian Waltz or Eskimo Waltz.


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    confirming, Frankie Rodgers from the Vancouver, BC area wrote the Ookpik waltz (and many other fine tunes). The version on his record (youtube linked above) is the same as in his tune book. The version in the Waltz books is slightly different, but approved by the him. Here he is, playing "devil's dream". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7oNwfRU3ls

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    The Thile+Daves CD is great.

    (I did some poking around on Spotify, and didn't find any old recordings of Ookpik, which seems to always stir things up for some reason? - Anyway, personally, the one on the topic/titled album is terrific, especially for mando-centric interested folks! I did like this [fiddled] version on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2pzfQ...859e041b094966)
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    I'm a bit confused here. I don't understand why this was posted to begin with, as the original post dates to March 2011, so this doesn't appear as part of the "On This Day" function. And then the discussion shifted immediately to "Ookpik Waltz," not the titular song. And that was what had caught my eye in the first place, as my seasonal cajun-country-bluegrass band does it regularly. It occurred to me that I'd never heard the original (though i knew it was by Flatt & Scruggs), having learned it by doing it at gigs, so I wanted to hear how this version sounded.

    My band's version is a good bit slower, more in a country tempo, estimating at 76 bpm. I think it's a little bluesier that way.

    Haven't found a version yet, but I did find this snappy one (as well as the original).

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