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Jun 25, 2024 - 9:05:29 AM
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995 posts since 12/19/2010

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for listening. Tab is attached if you are interested.


Jun 25, 2024 - 2:04:29 PM
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ssduke

USA

19 posts since 2/2/2008

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

Jun 25, 2024 - 4:12:29 PM
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1081 posts since 10/23/2003

This was a tune that was sung about whatever the hot and x rated district in different cities around the US around 1900 and on. I think it was the Western swingers who got it pinned on Deep Elum. Here in Florida, they sang this about Smokey Holler the red light area of Tallahasse, Nice lean picking, what is your banjo on this?

Jun 25, 2024 - 4:26:30 PM
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Tuvalu

13834 posts since 2/22/2007

That's a nice arrangement, thanks.

Jun 25, 2024 - 5:13:57 PM

995 posts since 12/19/2010

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Originally posted by writerrad

This was a tune that was sung about whatever the hot and x rated district in different cities around the US around 1900 and on. I think it was the Western swingers who got it pinned on Deep Elum. Here in Florida, they sang this about Smokey Holler the red light area of Tallahasse, Nice lean picking, what is your banjo on this?


Thanks Tony, and nice background info.  The banjo is a 1920 Vega Style M tenor with a 5-string conversion neck by Mark Hickler. 10 3/4" rim.

Jun 26, 2024 - 7:56:07 AM
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1081 posts since 10/23/2003

Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies had a sweet recording of this.

Jun 26, 2024 - 11:23:16 AM
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91 posts since 9/2/2021

Nice one, Jack. Thanks for posting!

Jun 26, 2024 - 12:35:28 PM

ssduke

USA

19 posts since 2/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by writerrad

This was a tune that was sung about whatever the hot and x rated district in different cities around the US around 1900 and on. I think it was the Western swingers who got it pinned on Deep Elum. Here in Florida, they sang this about Smokey Holler the red light area of Tallahasse, Nice lean picking, what is your banjo on this?


Thanks, Tony. I was only familiar with the location being attributed to Dallas. Learn something here every day.

Jun 26, 2024 - 12:45:06 PM

1081 posts since 10/23/2003

Jun 26, 2024 - 12:47:47 PM

1081 posts since 10/23/2003

Ellum. Like I say this is a song when it was recent was sung about here district of this type throughout the South. Much like "Bufallo Gals" was sung about whatever town folk singing it in, but got stuck on Buffalo, know I cannot spell, LOL
 

Edited by - writerrad on 06/26/2024 12:48:04

Jun 26, 2024 - 12:50:53 PM
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Wyrd

USA

28 posts since 3/23/2022

I really love hearing blues on the banjo. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 26, 2024 - 2:38:02 PM
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995 posts since 12/19/2010

quote:
Originally posted by writerrad

Ellum. Like I say this is a song when it was recent was sung about here district of this type throughout the South. Much like "Bufallo Gals" was sung about whatever town folk singing it in, but got stuck on Buffalo, know I cannot spell, LOL
 


Yup, I recall "Johnstown Gals" from my days of living in "Flood City".  A derivative of Buffalo Gals from Sarah Armstrong. No "Elim Blues" though (an unincorporated area in the greater Johnstown area).

Jun 26, 2024 - 3:24:31 PM

1081 posts since 10/23/2003

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Yes Deep Ellum was and still is in Dallas.  But folks would put in the name of the local hot time area  instead, like I say in the Tallahasee version it would be "Smokey Hollar"    
Originally posted by ssduke
quote:
Originally posted by writerrad

This was a tune that was sung about whatever the hot and x rated district in different cities around the US around 1900 and on. I think it was the Western swingers who got it pinned on Deep Elum. Here in Florida, they sang this about Smokey Holler the red light area of Tallahasse, Nice lean picking, what is your banjo on this?


Thanks, Tony. I was only familiar with the location being attributed to Dallas. Learn something here every day.


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