Mudcat Café message #923109 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58297   Message #923109
Posted By: Bobert
31-Mar-03 - 10:45 PM
Thread Name: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
Subject: RE: Drop-D; wrong all these years?
Mark S;

I'm with you and asked the same question...


Well, remember that lots of Calipso players were playing open tunings on their "Hawian" giutars (National Steels with the Hiwaain palm tress) during the 30's. Open G wwas considered by the old blues guys "Spainish" tuning. When Neal Lomax asked Muddy Waters about his tuning in the "Plantation Recordings" Muddy said "Span-ich". He probably was just repeating what Son House had told him and didn't have a clue how it might relate to Spain....