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Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Seven, fourteenth day of November, God rode through Pittsburgh, over on the North Side - Reverend E. W. Clayborn, God's Riding Through The Land

Author Topic: Adventures in Vestapol  (Read 19569 times)

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2009, 10:54:53 PM »
Hi Chris,
I got that one four posts earlier.
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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2009, 11:22:57 PM »
D'oh!  :o Apparently I can't tell that "We Live a Long, Long Time" is the same as "We Live a Long Time to Get Old." Shows what kind of week I had!
Chris

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2010, 03:57:58 PM »
Hi all,
Memphis Willie B. played two songs in Vestapol on his album, "Introducing Memphis Willie B.":  "Brownsville Blues" and "Worried Man Blues".
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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2010, 08:10:03 AM »
Hi all,
William "Cat Iron" Carradine played "Old Time Religion", "Fix Me Right" and "The Blood Done Signed My Name" out of Vestapol with conventional fretting on his Folkways album.
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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #64 on: March 01, 2011, 05:20:45 PM »
Hi all,
On the Arhoolie CD, "Roosevelt Holts & Friends", Eli Owens does a beautiful song in Vestapol, "Railroad Blues", unrelated to the Sam McGee number with the same title.
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« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 03:44:26 PM by Johnm »

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2012, 10:18:11 AM »
Hi all,
In addition to "Another Friend Like Me", Jesse Thomas recorded a companion piece, "I Wonder Why", that was played in Vestapol and worked a lot of the same territory, but not as spiffily.
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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2012, 10:19:39 AM »
What about Frisco Blues by Bayless Rose?

And Darkey's Wail by Riley Puckett?

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #67 on: March 29, 2012, 10:29:33 AM »
Hi Annette. This thread is for non-slide pieces in Vestapol.

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2013, 09:07:09 AM »
Hi all,
I believe that Washboard Walter's "Wasn't It Sad About Lemon", which featured John Byrd on 12-string guitar, had Byrd playing in Vestapol.
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A nice one-chorder, too.

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #69 on: December 07, 2013, 05:04:11 PM »
Hi all,
Henry Green played his religious song, "Strange Things", out of Vestapol.
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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #70 on: October 22, 2014, 01:18:22 PM »
Hi all,
Gabriel Brown's "What Did the Doodle Bug Say to the Mole?, discussed in the "What Is This Musician Doing?" thread, was played in Vestapol, as was Jimmy Murphy's "Shanty Boat Blues".
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« Last Edit: October 23, 2014, 06:49:17 AM by Johnm »

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #71 on: October 10, 2015, 03:42:36 AM »
Hello everyone,

A couple more for the grand list of numbers in Vestapol, unless my brain and my hearing are failing me, in which case let me know, put me right !
"It's A Mean Old World To Try to Live In" by Reverend Pearly Brown on the collection with the same title
and "Reckon I Did" by Steve James on his "Short Blue Stories" record.
I took a look on the WeeniePedia page and neither of these were there.

Thanks,

Gordon

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2015, 10:51:12 AM »
Hi Gordon,
I don't know if I have the same version of "It's A Mean Old World to Try to Live In" as you do, but on the version that I have, Rev. Pearly Brown plays the song out of G position in standard tuning, but tuned pretty low. 
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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2015, 05:02:31 AM »
He recorded the song twice -- the first time in 1961 for Folk-Lyric, reissued on Arhoolie CD 9025, the second time in 1973 for Rounder. I suspect it's the Rounder version John and Joe Paul are referring to; it's played on a 12-string and I'm inclined to agree with John that it's in G shapes (although I haven't done the retuning needed to be sure). The 1961 version is on a six-strong gtr; it plays in the key of G, but I'm fairly sure he's playing out of E shapes (a couple of his runs and the ending chord are the main clues.)

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Re: Adventures in Vestapol
« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2015, 10:15:53 AM »
It's the Rounder version that I've been listening to, yes, and I stand corrected, it's out of G position, tuned down a step and a bit to around C sharp. Thanks for your insight John and Alyoung.
If the Weenie powers that be wish it, go ahead and and remove this confusion from the thread, no problem.

Gordon

 


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