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Satchel

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Old Time Starters
« on: May 31, 2005, 09:10:44 AM »
There was a request for an 'old time starter kit' made on a post here.

I'm more into old time than blues, and looked over the recommendations with much interest--some great suggestions!   I've also had the good fortune to play with some of the old time masters and 'authorities'- always interesting and fun. (Lee Stripling still plays his daddy's tunes, and is always up for some pickin')

I'd recommend looking over the following site.

http://www.mustrad.org.uk/discos/lea_txt5.htm


 So much of what we think of roots/old time is fiddle based, that listening and playing this music will give you a better sense of where groups like the Carters were coming from. (and make listening to them actually enjoyable ..)

Offline Slack

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Re: Old Time Starters
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005, 09:20:56 AM »
Welcome to Weenie Campbell Satchel.. and thanks for the link!

Offline Mike Billo

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005, 11:12:53 AM »

 Another great source for some of the fiddle-based music is the "Roots Of American Fiddle Music" MP3's for sale at http://www.1001tunes.com/

   Hundreds and hundreds of recordings.  I have bought copies and highly recommend them to everybody.

Offline crookedtune

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2005, 01:01:02 PM »
Those are good links, and there's a wealth of good old-time music available on the web. 

honkingduck.com has hundreds of great mp3 files available for the unbeatable price of free.  There are also good web-radio stations playing old-time music exclusively.  Check out sugarinthegourd.com for example. 

For those willing to shell out a few bucks, the all-time best starter-kit (IMHO) is the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music, originally issued in 1952.  Man, it's good!

http://www.harrysmitharchives.com/index.html

Regards,
Charlie

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Re: Old Time Starters
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2005, 01:59:25 PM »
Welcome Charlie!

I had not seen the honkingduck.com link before -- very interesting.  If you have a spare minute please add it to our Weblinks section (Submit Weblink on your User Menu).

Sugarinthegourd is a great oldtime station and in fact was the inspiration for Weenie Juke Radio. 

Cheers,
slack

Offline CF

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Re: Old Time Starters
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 07:56:54 PM »
I just stumbled upon this site, wading through the 100s of free mp3s . . . really great music on here . . .

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Stand By If You Wanna Hear It Again . . .

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