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Playing Since: 1967
Experience Level: Purty Good
Don Borchelt has made 241 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Retired, and picking more banjo
Vega tubaphone, semi fretless neck;
Paramount, semi-fretless neck, short-scale;
Paramount, semi-fretless neck, standard scale;
Fairbanks Whyte Laydie;
Gibson Mastertone 1928 TB-3 with Liberty conversion neck;
two other Mastertone clones and another Tubaphone.
Flatt & Scruggs, Stanley Brothers, Don Reno and Red Smiley, Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain Boys, Mississippi John Hurt, Dave Akeman, Tommy Jarrell, Tommy Jackson, Howdy Forrester, Carroll Best, Bill Keith, Alan Munde, and of course, my pals Ed Britt, Jim Reed, and Don Couchie.
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by Don Borchelt
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Size: 1,943kb, uploaded 8/14/2011 9:46:50 AM
Genre: Old Time
This is another recording made with Don Couchie on Sunday morning at Clifftop 2011, after we had packed our gear to leave. This is from the repertoire of the legendary West Virginia fiddler Edden Hammons. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the title of the tune refers to a baby being born. That would explain the lyric "Fine times at our house, Katieís got a little one, bless its little soul, itís another little pretty one." That's just how I always felt about it, I remember those moments like it was yesterday. Key of A, sort of mixolydian; Don is playing fiddle, I am playing three finger style banjo on my short-scale, semi-fretless Paramount.
on “Fine Times at Our House from Clifftop 2011”
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @12:48:34 PM
2 of the best,tooth gone feel better don
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @12:56:36 PM
There was sure lots of beautiful music made at Cliff Top Don. Great job to my both of my friends.
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @6:17:59 PM
This tune has that "mountain sound." It's irresistable and undefinable.
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