Posted by chip arnold
- Play count: 3783
Size: 2,012kb, uploaded 3/31/2007 10:23:55 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
I got this from Pete Steel's 1936 recording from the Library of Congress. It's crooked as a dog's hind leg! 2-finger style
Sunday, April 1, 2007 @11:30:12 AM
I always loved this tune. Are you doing 2 fingered picking? Great job!
chip arnold Says:
Sunday, April 1, 2007 @12:02:47 PM
Thanks for the kind words. It's index lead, 2-finger. (that's all I know how to do!) Pete Steele changed from index to thumb lead and back in the barre chords. I just stay on index lead and cross my thumb up over my index for that part.
Sunday, April 8, 2007 @5:22:52 PM
Absolutely beautiful, Chip! Pete would be proud!
Friday, April 13, 2007 @9:01:49 PM
Beautiful playing from both of you!
Saturday, April 14, 2007 @11:01:28 PM
I sure love this tune.
Nice bit with that Key's cross over too!
Thanks for sharing it!
John Les North Wales Bluegrass Says:
Monday, April 16, 2007 @8:26:57 PM
JUST THE BEST ...................................'U'
'PETE STEELE'............... 'WOULD BE PROUD'.........
................. .................. ....................
JOHN LES NORTH WALES BLUEGRSS
John Les North Wales Bluegrass Says:
Monday, April 16, 2007 @8:30:54 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2007 @10:19:34 AM
Oh man that's nice. I love this tune and I wish I could do it. I've been listening to you on loop this morning.
darryl k. Says:
Sunday, May 6, 2007 @3:54:49 PM
Very sweet ! Just too nice......I'm goin out to practice...yup, the banjo is in the barn
Sunday, May 27, 2007 @6:40:57 PM
Chip...you have great cadence the way you do this. I've tried it and I don't get it.
Thursday, September 13, 2007 @4:24:30 PM
Gorgeous tone & expression -- and very, very nice guitar backup.
Thursday, September 13, 2007 @7:15:47 PM
I forgot I'd commented twice before....just love your rendition.
Thursday, November 8, 2007 @10:14:37 AM
Chip, Good job. I think this tune to me is a "quintessential" uppick tune. If I could play one tune uppicking this is how I would want to do it. Brad
Sunday, December 23, 2007 @2:23:56 PM
I really enjoyed this tune, Chip. Tell Tish nice guitar backup also. chuck
Friday, June 27, 2008 @10:18:04 PM
i am late on this one. awesome!
Monday, August 25, 2008 @2:17:54 PM
This is just beautiful - nice backing too.
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @10:38:42 AM
I have just listened to this back to back with Pete Steeles '57 or '58 recording. I've never been able to come to terms with the heavenly sound of this song and the tragedy at Coal Creek. Maybe Steele's intention was the juxtaposition. Also, there is something about this song that reminds me of Libba Cotton. Everytime I hear it she pops into my head. I can't put my finger on it.
Simply beautiful, both banjo and guitar. Rolling and sparkling. Waves of joy. Just right!
Don Borchelt Says:
Friday, April 23, 2010 @7:23:17 PM
So nice. Truly majestic picking, a sparkling of notes.
Marc Nerenberg Says:
Friday, April 23, 2010 @7:50:51 PM
Man, that's a delight. Always knew this was a good tune, but you play it so well, as well!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @7:20:08 AM
Chip, this is very, very good.
Friday, April 10, 2015 @6:02:59 PM
A fine memorial for the miners, Chip, and immediately brought to mind Pete Steele's recording and Hazel Dickens' many great songs and support for the miners. I also realized I didn't know the details of this tragedy, so went to Wikipedia ("Fraterville Mine Disaster") and was surprised to learn that this mine was considered to be well run and as a result had not had much labor unrest. There's also a haunting photo of the miner's graveyard and memorial on Wikipedia.
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