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Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences

GUEST,cordleycoit@yahoo.com 22 Jul 03 - 02:01 PM
GUEST 22 Jul 03 - 03:31 PM
BanjoRay 22 Jul 03 - 03:40 PM
8ch(pl) 22 Jul 03 - 04:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
From: GUEST,cordleycoit@yahoo.com
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 02:01 PM

Old Timey has evolved into such diverse new roots as the Holy Modal Rounders and Wayne Henderson's extention of blues. A recent series of recordings by Otis Taylor challanges the White Only srangle hold on the music. Rugby
where the music comes from became a musical dynamo because of the rail road (like in England.) Then the music followed the rails in Pullman Cars and on the footplate and in the cabose. Old Timey turns up all over the place musicly because the rails, mills, ships and mines were connected. Heard some in Hull, Scotland and Belfast in the sixties.
Hitched a ride in Pete car over Monarch Pass and we never did get sung out.


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Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 03:31 PM

"White Only" is a myth, plain and simple. Much of the recorded work of Black musicians in the 1920's cannot be called Blues. Even Leadbelly and Lonnie Johnson loved Pop songs, Old-time, even children's songs. Historians are most likely the one separating the races, since Jimmie Rodgers sold many records to working class Blacks, and Louis Armstrong was popular with everyone.


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Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
From: BanjoRay
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 03:40 PM

Old time comes from Rugby? Is that the game or the town? Is that why some of the tunes go on for 90 minutes? Is that why once you've had a try you get converted? (see the rules of Rugby Football)
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
From: 8ch(pl)
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 04:20 PM

Bluegrass has evolved in the 60 or so years since it started. The Scruggs style of banjo playing caught on and now is considered the definitive type. Earl Scruggs used to call it "Carolina Picking" and he is credited with it's start, when he joined Bill Mnroe's band in the 1940's. As I meantioned in a previous post, Monroe's first banjo player was Dave "Stringbean" Akeman. He was a clawhammer style player. Scruggs replaced him I believe.


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