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Jim Shumate tells how he helped Earl become a Blue Grass Boy

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Oct 9, 2019 - 7:53:26 PM
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43495 posts since 10/5/2013
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Thanks to Gloria Boyd for keeping these clips on YouTube. Some classic fiddle breaks by Jim also.


Oct 9, 2019 - 8:55:23 PM
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277 posts since 4/15/2003

That was absolutely wonderful!

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:21:38 PM
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3315 posts since 1/2/2004

That was really worth seeing. The way the players looked at Shumate, and drunk in his music, lingered on his words. The expression on Sonny's face.

Thanks for sharing.

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:11:28 PM
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12180 posts since 10/30/2008

If you know the banjo instruction term "the cabin lick", you might be interested to know that Shumate actually invented that lick, on the fiddle. Earl picked it up from him, doing a masterful job moving it to the banjo.

You can hear Shumate play it in Someday We'll Meet Again Sweetheart.

Oct 12, 2019 - 4:07:58 AM
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1671 posts since 9/10/2003

Great stuff !!! thanks for posting.


Oct 12, 2019 - 7:09:28 AM
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23643 posts since 7/22/2007

I love hearing "history lessons" like this!   yes

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