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Offline eagle rockin daddy

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'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« on: September 14, 2010, 06:37:09 AM »
This is how it's done folks:



I was lucky enough to have Andy live in my town many years ago, when I was first bitten by the country blues bug.  This was before dvd's, etc, when the only way to learn this stuff was from a person or lp's.  Andy was always kind and helped me a lot.  There is a lot of him in my playing, and I'm grateful to have him as a friend.  This was recorded Friday 9/10/10 in Montpelier, vermont.  I'll post more stuff from the show soon.

Mike


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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 06:46:40 AM »
I like that, it looks so easy! What a thumb and what's the guitar looks very period?
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 07:03:04 AM »
How it's done!
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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 07:18:02 AM »
It's a mahogany topped banner Gibson.

Mike

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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 01:56:07 AM »
As impressive a take on Rev. Davis' music as I've ever seen/heard.
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 04:41:42 AM »
Thanks for that, Mike. Great rendition!

Mike

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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 05:32:06 AM »
Damn, wish I'd known Andy was playing in Montpelier, it's pretty close. I gotta pay more attention to VT music schedules.

He's no slouch on that guitar, eh?


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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 06:27:56 AM »
Great stuff, thanks for posting! Keep the god stuff coming!

Cheers

Pan

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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 10:50:03 AM »
The guitar is indeed a mahogany-topped bannerhead Gibson J-45.  The banner reads "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough," and these guitars were only made during the years of World War II.  As spruce got scarce later in the war, Gibson began to use mahogany backs for tops, which makes Andy's guitar somewhere in the 1943-45 vintage.  If I remember the story he told me, he said that he was playing a festival in Ohio and saw the top of the neck and peghead from the stage, propped up at a vendor's booth on the perimeter of the festival area.  He ran over after his set and bought it.  It needed lots of work, I believe.  I have done some work on this guitar myself - repaired a loose brace last year or the year before.  We in Memphis are indeed lucky to have Andy make his home here - he got me started down this path, and if it were not for Andy I would not be playing the country blues today.

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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2010, 11:57:16 AM »
Wow!!!
That is just jaw dropping great, what a treat.

Yes post more please!

Thanks,
Joe

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Re: 'If I Had My Way' by Andy Cohen
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2010, 03:18:07 PM »
Damn fine! :D
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