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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #120 on: March 22, 2015, 02:42:35 PM »
Hi Pan,
Moses Mason's "Go Wash in the Beautiful Stream" is in waltz time.  Here is his performance:



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #121 on: March 23, 2015, 05:29:09 AM »
Thanks John, I added it to the list.

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #122 on: April 06, 2015, 05:13:53 PM »
Hi all.

Here's Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton doing  "Come Take A Trip In My Airship", a popular tune from 1904, if I'm not mistaken. Sweet!



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #123 on: January 11, 2016, 11:56:18 AM »
Hi Pan,
The Allen Brothers "Unlucky Man" is a waltz.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2016, 05:14:10 AM »
Hi Pan,
The Allen Brothers "Unlucky Man" is a waltz.
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Indeed! Thanks, John, I added it to the list.



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #125 on: February 22, 2016, 03:45:47 PM »
Hi Pan,
Dorsey Dixon's "Babies in the Mill" is in waltz time.  Here it is:



INTRO

I used to be a factory hand, when things were moving slow
When children worked in cotton mills, each morning had to go
Every morning, just at five, the whistle blew on time
And called them babies out of bed at the age of eight and nine

REFRAIN: Come out of bed, little sleepyheads, and get you a bite to eat
The factory whistle's calling you, there's no more time to sleep

The children all grew up unlearned, they never went to school
They never learned to read and write, but learned to spin and spool
Every time I close my eyes, I see that picture still
When textile work was carried on with babies in the mill

SOLO

To their jobs, those little ones was strictly forced to go
Those babies had to be on time through rain and sleet and snow
Many times, when things went wrong their bosses often frowned
Many times, those little ones was kicked and shoved around

REFRAIN: Come out of bed, little sleepyheads, and get you a bite to eat
The factory whistle's calling you, there's no more time to sleep

Old-timer, can't you see that scene, back through the years gone by?
Those babies all went on the job, the same as you and I
I know you're glad that things have changed, for we have lots of fun
As we go in and do the jobs that babies used to run

REFRAIN: Come out of bed, little sleepyheads, and get you a bite to eat
The factory whistle's calling you, there's no more time to sleep

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #126 on: February 23, 2016, 09:07:52 AM »
Thanks John, I added it to our list.

What a great song that is, with a harrowing set of lyrics!

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #127 on: February 23, 2016, 09:24:48 AM »
Hi Pan,
I agree with you about the song--it expresses a point with such clarity and simplicity and sympathy.  That's not easy to do!  It's good to have reminders occasionally that the good old days weren't so good for everybody.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #128 on: February 23, 2016, 03:43:57 PM »
Dorsey Dixon was a wonderful songwriter. Of course probably his most famous song, "Wreck on the Highway"/"I Didn't Hear Nobody Pray" is also a waltz, and has an equally uncompromising set of lyrics.


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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #129 on: February 24, 2016, 05:32:45 AM »
Another good one, thanks, Chris!

Apparently the song was originally titled "I didn't hear Anybody Pray", before Roy Acuff made a hit out of it with the new title (resulting in a copyright dispute).

The Dixon Brothers also recorded the song in 1938 with Howard Dixon on lap steel and vocal harmonies.



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #130 on: August 10, 2016, 06:09:45 AM »
Hi Pan,
Uncle Dave Macon's "All In Down And Out Blues" is in waltz time.  Here it is:



And it's hippity-hop to the bucket shop
I've lost all my money, and now I have flopped
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

Well, this is the truth and it certainly exposes
Wall Street proposition was not all roses
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

I put up my money to win some more
I lost all I had and it left me so sore
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

I thought I would drink to wear it off
Bootleg's so high that it's left me worse off
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

If they catch you with the whiskey in your car
You're handicapped, and there you are
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

They'll take you to jail and if you can't make bond
Content you'll sit there, boy, you're certainly at home
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

I've got no silver and I've got not gold
I'm almost naked and it done turned cold
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

You ask that judge to treat you well
You offer hundred dollars, he'll send you to Atlanta
REFRAIN: It's hard time, pitiful, boy, it's hard time
When you down and out

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« Last Edit: August 11, 2016, 06:30:54 AM by Johnm »

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #131 on: August 12, 2016, 03:27:34 PM »
Thanks John, I added it to the list!

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #132 on: August 27, 2017, 01:30:35 PM »
Hi all,

I came by this video of Bela Lam (Zanddervon Beliah Lamb),  and his family, singing "Poor Little Benny", with his own banjo accompaniment.
A rare film of early banjo playing, I think. Perhaps the banjo playing members can comment more on his playing style?



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Pan
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 01:31:52 PM by Pan »

 


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