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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Tune of the Week October 2


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BANJOJUDY - Posted - 10/02/2010:  11:30:32


OK Folks. Here I am with a Tune of the Week because I am taking over for the person who has not posted.

One of my favorite tunes (D tune) is Sweet Bundy. This, I believe, originates with an Indiana Fiddler by the name of Lotus Dickey, but I first learned it from either Adam Hurt or The Orpheus Supertones or Chirps Smith. I have recordings by all mentioned above.

I have high hopes that there will be some great discussions here about that tune. I will post a version of me playing banjo and Adam playing fiddle last summer. Don't listen too closely to the banjo - Adam's fiddle playing is wonderful, and my banjo playing pales considerably compared to his musical talents.

I will get it on my homepage later - this is the ABQ Balloon Fiesta Week and I have to dash out of the house right now.

Judy

J-Walk - Posted - 10/02/2010:  14:27:31


That's a good choice, Judy. I have the recordings by Adam and the Supertones, but I'd never really noticed the tune.

I'm going to learn it.

BrendanD - Posted - 10/03/2010:  01:55:07


quote:
Originally posted by BANJOJUDY

One of my favorite tunes (D tune) is Sweet Bundy. This, I believe, originates with an Indiana Fiddler by the name of Lotus Dickey, but I first learned it from either Adam Hurt or The Orpheus Supertones or Chirps Smith. I have recordings by all mentioned above.
Does that include a recording of Lotus himself? I see by an old recording log of mine that I have a cassette somewhere with a recording of Lotus playing "Sweet Bundy" at the Fiddle Tunes festival (in Port Townsend, WA) in 1985. Lord knows when I will get around to digitizing all those old tapes, but maybe I can find and extract that one tune if nobody else has a recording of Lotus playing it.

mojo_monk - Posted - 10/03/2010:  05:28:24


Great tune, Judy!

I learned this one from Chirps Smith who got it from Paul Tyler. Paul spent a great deal of time with Mr. Dickey "back in the day" and has done a good job (in my opinion) keeping more than a few tunes from Indiana and Michigan in circulation. Heckuva fiddler and a walking encyclopedia to boot.

Here's Mr. Dickey playing the tune. It is from the out of print Marimac Recordings cassette (9029) titled Fiddle Tunes From Orange County, IN: Volume 1. box.net/shared/sxlopd4aj8

And here's a wicked awesome Youtube clip of Chirps (on the left) and Paul (on the right) playing the tune together: youtube.com/watch?v=HOVoG4cir1I


-Sean
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Edited by - mojo_monk on 10/03/2010 05:40:24

BANJOJUDY - Posted - 10/03/2010:  07:24:00


I put the audio up - I think you can get to it by clicking on this URL:
banjohangout.org/myhangout/mus...?id=15637

This recording is of Adam Hurt, Beth Hartness and yours truly. We recorded it last summer while visiting in Washington, DC. I love the way Adam plays the fiddle-also love the way he plays banjo, but sadly,he cannot do both simultaneously. I hope my banjo playing is satisfactory.

There is a pdf of the musical notation here:
me.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes/sweetbundy.pdf

There is also a MIDI file here:
me.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.htm

At the above site you will find an abundance of good stuff - suggest you bookmark it for future reference if you have not already done so.

banjoannie - Posted - 10/03/2010:  07:26:51


thanks Judy!!!! the banjo playing is grat

vrteach - Posted - 10/04/2010:  07:48:04


Nice tune. I'm not sure if I've heard it before, but it reminds me of several. Wish I had an instrument with me, it sounds fun to play.

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