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...

Benjamin:

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....

Bobert