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Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/25/2019:  22:00:33


I wrote this in the style of Jimmy Bryant, Speedy West, Buddy Emmons, Doug Jernigan. Those names might not mean much to you, mostly steel players who played the C6 neck. This is a common swing progression - it's just fun!



Hillbilly Jazz

raybob - Posted - 02/25/2019:  22:18:44


Very nice, Laurence. Thanks.

Foote - Posted - 02/25/2019:  22:27:01


Very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Mooooo - Posted - 02/25/2019:  22:30:28


Amazing. That Uke looks really fun to play. I think you've convinced me to save up for one. That really was a pleasure to listen to Lawrence.

davidcava - Posted - 02/26/2019:  05:39:21


Swinging it out LD!.....fat playing on a cool original. I love original material.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/26/2019:  06:16:53


quote:

Originally posted by Mooooo

Amazing. That Uke looks really fun to play. I think you've convinced me to save up for one. That really was a pleasure to listen to Lawrence.






Thanks Moooo - my first uke was 80 bucks so it's pretty easy to start - and they are portable!

Omeboy - Posted - 02/26/2019:  08:33:32


A very cool, swing'en groove, Laurence: Hawaii does Nashville. A Buddy Emmons solo right in the middle of that would have fit perfectly. (Maybe a little Johnny Gimble too.)

RB3 - Posted - 02/26/2019:  08:51:21


Terrific composition and playing! Which came first, the banjo or the uke?

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/26/2019:  09:29:18


quote:

Originally posted by davidcava

Swinging it out LD!.....fat playing on a cool original. I love original material.






Thanks David - yeah I think it's nice to hear originals too!

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/26/2019:  09:30:47


quote:

Originally posted by Omeboy

A very cool, swing'en groove, Laurence: Hawaii does Nashville. A Buddy Emmons solo right in the middle of that would have fit perfectly. (Maybe a little Johnny Gimble too.)






I knew you'd get it Paul! I asked myself the metaphysical question - what would Buddy do?

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/26/2019:  09:32:49


quote:

Originally posted by RB3

Terrific composition and playing! Which came first, the banjo or the uke?






Thanks Wayne - oh, banjo came first by about 40 years! But I use a lot of banjo technique on the uke so nothing learned is ever really wasted.

Mooooo - Posted - 02/26/2019:  10:29:56


quote:

Originally posted by RB3

Terrific composition and playing! Which came first, the banjo or the uke?






Yes, Laurence is right, Banjo was invented in the 1830s and the Uke was invented in the late 1870s, over 40 years.

FlyinEagle - Posted - 02/26/2019:  11:10:00


That is some awesome playing. If I close my eyes, I swear I’m in a hazey basement lounge.

I can’t tell, are you using fingerpicks or just a thumb pick?

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/26/2019:  11:24:17


quote:

Originally posted by Mooooo

quote:

Originally posted by RB3

Terrific composition and playing! Which came first, the banjo or the uke?






Yes, Laurence is right, Banjo was invented in the 1830s and the Uke was invented in the late 1870s, over 40 years.






yeah Moo, I was right there at the beginning...

Mooooo - Posted - 02/26/2019:  11:26:45


You don't look a day over 170. Keep at it old timer.

rickhayes - Posted - 02/26/2019:  13:09:39


Superbly delicious.

Tractor1 - Posted - 02/26/2019:  14:09:57


allmusic.com/album/hillbilly-j...000270449I thought this was being discussed

Don Lewers - Posted - 02/26/2019:  18:00:14


That's one impressive list of steel players ''L,'' and their wonderful styles have rubbed off on your Hillbilly Jazz big time ..... love your work!.

After hearing your clip, out of the blue, I immediately thought of a tune we used to feature in our jazz band, it took me awhile to come up with the name ....... Slipped Disk, a Benny Goodman classic. ...................   youtube.com/watch?v=OtKjNGeIKXM

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/26/2019:  19:15:37


quote:

Originally posted by Don Lewers

That's one impressive list of steel players ''L,'' and their wonderful styles have rubbed off on your Hillbilly Jazz big time ..... love your work!.

After hearing your clip, out of the blue, I immediately thought of a tune we used to feature in our jazz band, it took me awhile to come up with the name ....... Slipped Disk, a Benny Goodman classic. ...................   youtube.com/watch?v=OtKjNGeIKXM






Ah - the king of swing! Great tune, I attempted it on the 5-string some time ago. I thought that you would be one to enjoy some steel influenced swing (and recognize some of those names) Cheers Don!


Omeboy - Posted - 02/26/2019:  19:42:29


Tremendous, Laurence. Great post.


Laurence Diehl

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/27/2019:  11:32:58


quote:

Originally posted by FlyinEagle

That is some awesome playing. If I close my eyes, I swear I’m in a hazey basement lounge.



I can’t tell, are you using fingerpicks or just a thumb pick?






Thanks Jeff! I am just using a thumb pick. Fingerpicks on nylon strings are probably not a good combination.

ldieckow - Posted - 02/27/2019:  12:59:04


I don't even know where to start Laurence so I guess I'll start with wow! I loved your Hillbilly Jazz on uke as I started on uke @ age 4 before taking up plectrum @ 9. Then I watched Slipped Disc on the 5 and was blown away. Your lines on both are clean and smooth and effortlessly played! Just a pleasure to watch and listen to. Keep on killing it brother!

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/27/2019:  21:24:54


quote:

Originally posted by ldieckow

I don't even know where to start Laurence so I guess I'll start with wow! I loved your Hillbilly Jazz on uke as I started on uke @ age 4 before taking up plectrum @ 9. Then I watched Slipped Disc on the 5 and was blown away. Your lines on both are clean and smooth and effortlessly played! Just a pleasure to watch and listen to. Keep on killing it brother!






Thanks for such a nice comment Lance, I really appreciate it!

CGDA - Posted - 02/28/2019:  12:18:23


Great solo, Laurence!!

Ag_econ_man - Posted - 03/01/2019:  20:40:31


That was excellent, Lawrence. By the way, did you have the uke tuned in fifths, with the strings linear instead of re entrant?

 


Edited by - Ag_econ_man on 03/01/2019 20:41:09

johnstephen - Posted - 03/01/2019:  20:48:05


Is that a baritone uke in guitar tuning (DGBE)?

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 03/01/2019:  21:53:29


quote:

Originally posted by Ag_econ_man

That was excellent, Lawrence. By the way, did you have the uke tuned in fifths, with the strings linear instead of re entrant?

 






Thanks Joseph linear yes but I’m still in fourths aka standard uke tuning, low G

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 03/01/2019:  21:56:30


quote:

Originally posted by johnstephen

Is that a baritone uke in guitar tuning (DGBE)?






John it’s a tenor. GCEA same intervals as guitar 

johnstephen - Posted - 03/01/2019:  22:00:50


OK thanks -- fantastic playing! Ukes are a whole lotta fun, and you brought out the best in yours. Thanks for sharing that great music.

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 03/03/2019:  04:36:42


Laurence,



In association with starting on banjo and next taking up the uke: it was the other way around in my case. Started out on a small mandobanjo with only four functioncal tuning pegs left, and therefore tuned ADF#B. It gave me mean plectrum hand. But my first ever tenor banjo required learning new chords. This added a mean chord hand as well. And those put together shaped a pretty individual style that ultimately took me some places.



Veerstryngh Thynner


Edited by - Veerstryngh Thynner on 03/03/2019 04:39:11

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