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Author Topic: Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT  (Read 1903 times)

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Offline waxwing

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Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT
« on: August 14, 2005, 07:33:58 PM »
Recorded with a single mic and minidisc recorder in the living room of # 15 Officer's Row, the day after we performed it at the student concert. I'm singing and playing the William Brown arrangement on my '30 National Style O, Pyrochlore is playing an arrangement he based on Otto Virgil's You'll Like My Lovin' (taught to us by John M last summer) on his early '30s black top L-00, Cyotegulch is playing his John Dodson (Slack) built cigarbox mandolin and Desperate Stevens is holding down the rhythm on a vintage National blue enamel washboard played with bamboo twig brushes.

Sleep deprivation was high at this point, which made for some truely unconscious playing. Shelley claimed to have drifted off and woken up still playing in an earlier take, but she's pretty inspired here, eh?

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Re: Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 07:50:53 PM »
Mighty fine... y'awl really are cookin'!

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Re: Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005, 08:05:30 PM »
Well, that sure takes me back to Port Townsend. I believe I heard this once or twice. ;) 

Sounds good guys. JohnC, one thing I've noticed (not just in this take) is you're looser on the vocals than you used to be with this one. Less of an arrangement, more going with the flow of the tune. Which is much more preferable IMO.

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Re: Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 12:45:47 AM »
Cool  8) Nice harmonies goin on between the guitars. Great feel. Could be a hit.

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Re: Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2005, 03:09:21 PM »
Mississippi Blues is one of my favorites and this version is very nice. Good job!

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Re: Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2005, 06:45:46 PM »
Hey, thanks, Valerie.

And thanks for getting me to listen to this again, which I haven't in a while. It's really great to hear it with some distance. I think everybody did a terrific job pulling that together in a week, sleep deprevation and all.-G- It's amazing what a solid week of playing music can do for your music playing, and your spirit.

All for now.
John C.
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Re: Mississippi Blues String Band Style from PT
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2005, 12:15:58 PM »
Wax:
Cruisin the WC pages today for the first time in a long time: this sounds great to me.

I will save this to my desktop and practice it, playing along, to stay in practice for the tune. I love the tune, true 'nough.

All best, Miller
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