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Rex Where is our Catter Cowboy Songs? (50) RE: Where is our Catter Cowboy Songs? 03 Nov 10


I first started tuning into this Mudcat thing when it was a new idea. It was Digital Tradition then sponsored through Zerox maybe or something like it. I've enjoyed the use of this good resource. These days I don't get on this forum as much as I would like. And I'm not so savvy as to how to respond here so I'll just go one at a time.
olddude, thank'ee, its my pleasure.
Artful Codger, it is mighty nice of you to say such about our Thorp recordings. Mark and I try to get it close to the bone. I will offer that a big inspiration for Mark and me has been Hal Cannon and the Deseret String Band. I think the latest rendition was, Hal, Ron Kane, Meghan Merker and Skip Gorman. They have mostly gone separate ways but look for any and all of their recordings. They get it right.
I am delighted to share a thread with Art anytime. It is so right that we are bringing Jack Thorp into this. I love to hear Art's Hurtle Turd or ....
open mike, you may be aluding to the smaller size of that guitar. It was made around 1890 and is a good example of a parlor guitar from that time. Its pretty close to what a cowpuncher would have at the time. Check out the photos of Badger Clark and his guitar. I have a spanish guitar from around 1840 that is a touch smaller.
And Kat? why you need not worry about plugging my stuff! Not at all. I believe that is my job and I'm pretty sure I put in something about the Thorp book in this forum when it came out. Thanks again for mentioning that WIWAC CD.
It is good to mention the Western Jubilee Recording Co. (WJRC)
http://westernjubilee.com/
Scott O'Malley and crew offer much in the way of Cowboy songs and culture. They have the best talent in the business. It is quite correct that they offer the WIWAC CDs and much more. I will humbly mention that Mark and my Thorp CD was recorded there. Mark and I recently recorded a track there for my new CD.
Lastly, for those of you that are fond of Thorp, here's one you've never heard. It comes from his second publication of 1921 and as he didn't offer a melody for it, I fit it to Casey Jones, after a fashion. "Frijole Beanses"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bnrcV1ale4&feature=related
Adios,

Rex


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