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Dec 9, 2022 - 7:54:14 AM
1052 posts since 3/17/2007

After some delay I finally dropped "Moonshiner," which is album number nine, "number nine," "#9"...
[Several others are "in the can."] Many of the tunes will be familiar, some long forgotten, others new.
youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK...VImsMgqvo
youtube.com/channel/UCKoSHaG3N...u5VER7FbQ

Dec 9, 2022 - 8:38:33 AM

176 posts since 7/24/2021

That sounded old timey as all get out ! Excellent job to all who worked on your project . Awesome!

Dec 9, 2022 - 10:42:31 AM

11 posts since 9/16/2022

Is this available on a physical cd?

Dec 9, 2022 - 10:55:21 AM

1052 posts since 3/17/2007

Since physical CDs are going the way of 8-tracks, buggy whips, and the dinosaurs, and my patron of the past twenty years, George Winston, is retrenching, I am venturing into the virtual realm. I haven't figured out any remuneration strategy yet.

Dec 13, 2022 - 9:38:09 AM

cmic

France

211 posts since 4/17/2010

quote:
Originally posted by cbcarlisle

After some delay I finally dropped "Moonshiner," which is album number nine, "number nine," "#9"...


Very, very nice tunes. With different instruments. However I have a question.
I plan to play your version of "Worried Man Blues" on my banjo. Things are, I noticed you version is a 12 bars blues, but browsing thru (BHO) tabs, most of versions in .tef format are 16 bars blues. How come?

Or are there many versions of this tune? Anyway, I prefer and gonna play your version 8-)

Dec 13, 2022 - 9:51:01 AM

1052 posts since 3/17/2007

My notes, which for some reason won't present on YouTube, reveal:

15. Worried Man Blues. The Carter Family's version avoids the hackneyed 3-fold repetition and gives this simple song a distinctive turn. Ellis Wolfe mountain banjer.

Dec 13, 2022 - 9:53:45 AM

1052 posts since 3/17/2007

Just for the record here are the complete notes for "Moonshiner."

1. Trouble On My Mind. From the singing of Stu Jamieson. Played on a maple Ellis Wolfe banjer and a Homer Ledford dulcimer
2. The Old Gospel Ship. A Carter Family gospel standard, played on my 7-stringed cherry ├ępinette with my sister, Lee Davis.
3. Spike Driver Blues. A Mississippi John Hurt classic, played on my "hawk" 4-stringed gourd banjer.
4.Willy Poor Boy. From the New Lost City Ramblers, played on an early unnumbered Ledford dulcimer.
5. Moonshiner. Learned from Roscoe Holcomb many years ago but seldom sung since.
6. Going Down Town. Another Stu Jamieson song he learned from Rufus Crisp. Played on the Ellis Wolfe banjer and Ledford dulcimer
7. Anchored in Love Divine. From the Carter Family, played on my 1941 Oscar Schmidt autoharp, with Lee Davis.
8. Darling Jimmy. A strange old song, learned from blind Tennessee singer, Horton Barker.
9. Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor. A Mike Seeger standard, played on my cherry "Shaker" box banjer, with genuine gut strings.
10. Digging On the New Railroad. Learned from Stu Jamieson, played on a 1973 cherry Dennis Dorogi dulcimer.
11. Cold Winter's Night. Recorded by Sam Eskin from California migrant workers; I later used this traditional song to create another version (on my first CD, "Down the Road").
12. The Orphan Girl. A Victorian sentimental song, played on my "singer" 4-string gourd banjer.
13. Old Joe Biden. The old-time chestnut, "Old Dan Tucker" just seemed the perfect fit. Ledford dulcimer.
14. Sing Me a Song. I changed Ola Belle Reed's slow 4/4 song to a waltz to pick up the tempo slightly. Jethro Amburgey dulcimer
15. Worried Man Blues. The Carter Family's version avoids the hackneyed 3-fold repetition and gives this simple song a distinctive turn. Ellis Wolfe mountain banjer.
16. The Storms Are On the Ocean. Another Carter Family favorite, with my sister, Lee Davis and my 1941 Schmidt autoharp.

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