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Offline Slack

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #165 on: July 18, 2005, 10:31:56 AM »
Welcome Kenny!  You have cool parents.  :)

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #166 on: August 11, 2005, 06:15:15 PM »
By way of introduction, I just returned from my first time as a singer at Blues Week and haven't quite landed yet.  What an amazing time...  How many weeks until nest year???

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #167 on: August 11, 2005, 07:22:03 PM »
Welcome JTBlue!

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #168 on: August 24, 2005, 07:08:32 PM »
Looks like Mary Flower is now among us--Welcome! (Why does the word "slumming" suddenly come to mind?? ;)--just kidding!!)

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #169 on: August 29, 2005, 06:57:40 AM »
Hiya!

I have finally joined this forum.  I recognize some of your names, and many of you will recognize my handle, from a couple of other forums I participate in.  I was lucky to get the same handle here.  No one can impersonate me!  I'm one of a kind.  ;D

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #170 on: August 29, 2005, 07:03:17 AM »
Welcome to WC Easy Rider!

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #171 on: August 29, 2005, 11:27:14 AM »
My name is John, 51 years old and live in Macclenny, Florida, about 5 min from the GA. line.  Been playing the guitar since I was 13. Got hooked on the Blues when I lived in England as a teen listening  Mike Raven's R and B program on the beeb in the early 70's. Just got  DSL and I'm finally able to hear the Weenie Juke. It's the first thing I now go to when I turn on my computer so I can listen to the country blues while I surf..
I play blues and old school country on my Gibson SJ and National Delphi. I like the slide guitar style delta blues like Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, etc. as well as the country blues picking styles of Furry Lewis and Rev. Gary Davis.
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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #172 on: August 29, 2005, 12:05:38 PM »
Welcome John!  Glad you got the Juke going!

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #173 on: August 30, 2005, 03:32:26 AM »
Hey Bluesdog give me a call and we'll pick some.
I'm in Bell with a Branford number you know the area code, 935-0289

Doug

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #174 on: August 30, 2005, 06:23:21 AM »
Nice to be reminded of Mike Raven's programme. I was an avid listener back then. The Peeler had a good show around that time.

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« Reply #175 on: August 30, 2005, 06:24:33 AM »
Hi! I'm Bob from Lyman, NH. Have been playing guitar on and off since I was a youngster. I'm just a parlour picker but find playing a great stress reliever from my job as a network administrator. Having returned from my 3rd trip to PT and hearing about WeenieCampbell.com it was the first place I visited when I booted up my computer upon my return home. Awesome site - It has become addictive.

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #176 on: August 30, 2005, 06:51:18 AM »
Welcome Bob!

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #177 on: September 20, 2005, 12:48:56 PM »
I am a new member in Raleigh, NC. Over the years, I have played guitar and piano, though not really very well. Now I am concentrating on the mandolin, and yes, playing blues on the mandolin. I listen to a lot of Yank Rachell, Johny Young and Howard Armstrong. I do some porch picking with two neighbors who play guitar, though one brings a banjo instead sometimes. We play blues and some blues inspired classic rock. We are thinking of doing a 3 song set at our local blues jam one of these days. My pick will definitely be an acoustic contry blues selection. Lately I have been playing the juke box here and trying to play along. It's not trivial; a lot of the songs seem to have a different tuning and are "unfindable" with A=440 tuning.

-Andy

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #178 on: September 20, 2005, 01:20:27 PM »
Welcome to Weenie Campbell, Andy.

Seems like we're getting more mando players lately, which is great.

A couple of factors that may affect the tuning on recordings are that the recording speed may have been a little off or that the musicians tuned to each other, but not to a tuning fork. Sometimes it sounds like they didn't even tune to each other, eh?

Another thing to be aware of is that Yank often tuned his mando down to E instead of G because E was a favored key of many guitarists.

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #179 on: September 20, 2005, 02:07:44 PM »
I had heard that about Yank's tuning. I am all too familiar with how much guitarists like the key of E. I can do a reasonable 12 bar using a barred A and B with an open E but when you throw in the alternating 7ths it doesn't sound quite as good. I can also take the whole progression an octave higher but that has its own problems. If they want me to carry rhythm really well, we play in G!

-Andy