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Dec 8, 2021 - 3:21:06 PM
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m06

England

10691 posts since 10/5/2006

A recording of the D tune Debuque from our session earlier this evening. 3 fiddles, banjo, guitar and upright bass.


Dec 8, 2021 - 3:30:07 PM
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chuckv97

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Nice, Mike. I’ve been working on “Old Grimes” which is a similar tune, as is “Duck River”.

Dec 8, 2021 - 3:35:03 PM
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286 posts since 10/26/2018

For the record, it's "Dubuque."
Sounds like a fun session.

Dec 8, 2021 - 3:41:08 PM
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m06

England

10691 posts since 10/5/2006

Debuque is also very similar in parts to Whisky Before Breakfast. After playing it someone will often jokingly comment 'Let's not play Whisky Before Breakfast next'. And once in a while just to mess with friend's heads one of the fiddle players will do just that...kick straight into Whisky Before Breakfast after Debuque with no gap. Try it in a session and see who goes one way and who goes the other and who bounces between the two before settling.winkdevil

Edited by - m06 on 12/08/2021 15:43:28

Dec 8, 2021 - 3:43:47 PM
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Noodlin

USA

94 posts since 6/3/2019

Sounds great, and like y’all had a blast. Thanks for sharing it :-)

Dec 8, 2021 - 3:51:53 PM
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m06

England

10691 posts since 10/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by WVDreamin

For the record, it's "Dubuque."
Sounds like a fun session.


Welcome to the OT session for West Country-accented folks from North Somerset! Thanks for the correction. Believe it or not we actually had a discussion amongst ourselves this evening about how to spell it. My attempt was even more way off. 'Debook' was one suggestion, my try wasn't that bad. Next time I see him I'm going to pull the leg of my fiddle playing friend who said he knew how to spell it and we believed him. We also decided that the music app TunePal that one of the fiddle players used between tunes has a slightly aggressive Glaswegian tone to it and should really be prefaced with the exclamation 'Eh'.laugh

Edited by - m06 on 12/08/2021 16:01:10

Dec 8, 2021 - 4:22:43 PM
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286 posts since 10/26/2018

Eh, lol!

Yeah, the fiddler was very close, I'm impressed with that. Around here (Iowa) we have a city by that name. We say "duh-BYOOK"

You should definitely look into the tune "Duck River" as it has a nice quirkiness but is otherwise the same tune (ish).

Dec 8, 2021 - 4:23:53 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

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Dubuque, Iowa , a French name probably from the fur trading days

Edited by - chuckv97 on 12/08/2021 16:24:14

Dec 8, 2021 - 7:32:11 PM
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7380 posts since 11/4/2005

Some mighty fine picking there. Maybe some fiddlers decided to call it Duck River because they couldn't make head nor tail out of Dubuque.

Dec 8, 2021 - 7:50:06 PM
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Originally posted by Don Borchelt

Some mighty fine picking there. Maybe some fiddlers decided to call it Duck River because they couldn't make head nor tail out of Dubuque.


laugh

"Jeff Titon (2001) says the specific "Duck River" tune seems to be particular to the Salyer family, although it is part of a fairly common tune family."

Dec 9, 2021 - 6:09:09 AM
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7380 posts since 11/4/2005

Billy, that family sounds so much alike, I suspect them of inbreeding.

- Don

Dec 9, 2021 - 11:07:52 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Don Borchelt

Billy, that family sounds so much alike, I suspect them of inbreeding.

- Don


laugh I just about choked on my cuppa tea! I suspect you are right. 

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