Mudcat Café message #120633 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14200   Message #120633
Posted By: Rick Fielding
04-Oct-99 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: *one verse* of Ella Speed
Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: *one verse* of Ella Speed
Hi Pete. Nope, that's right.

Les. A Dolceola is to all intents and purposes a very small piano. It was only made for a few years (around 1920) and has a very pecussive and tinny sound. Washington Phillips, the gospel singer used one. For almost fifty years folks thought that the instrument on the Leadbelly recording was a zither. (Even Folkways Records thought so)

Rick