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Postby delcam1n0 » 27 Jun 2007 20:11

Will hold thumbs...!
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Postby marshaul » 27 Jun 2007 20:19

Is that like crossing one's fingers? :P
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Postby delcam1n0 » 27 Jun 2007 21:35

Marshall,

Never thought about it: On a quick check it seems
to be a South African expression I carted across to
Europe!
I kept on using it 'cause most Germans use something
similar: They say that they will "Daumendrucken", also
meaning same as when you cross fingers for luck and
good fortune in the US of A.

Forgive me for mixing my languages up!

Anyhow, I hope quality and contents of record
will be much to your liking! Will you let us know?
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Re: Holding Thumbs

Postby marshaul » 27 Jun 2007 21:54

delcam1n0 wrote:Marshall,

Never thought about it: On a quick check it seems
to be a South African expression I carted across to
Europe!
I kept on using it 'cause most Germans use something
similar: They say that they will "Daumendrucken", also
meaning same as when you cross fingers for luck and
good fortune in the US of A.

Forgive me for mixing my languages up!

Anyhow, I hope quality and contents of record
will be much to your liking! Will you let us know?


Haha, no need to apologize. I figured out what you meant, I was just curious about the expression. :D

I'll make sure to post up what I think of the LP when I finally listen to it.
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Postby sparrow » 27 Jun 2007 22:39

marshaul wrote:And I found So Long, So Wong on 180 gram for $40! :shock: :shock: :shock:


One of my wifes fave CD's Alison Krauss has the voice of an angel...or so my wife says.
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Postby marshaul » 27 Jun 2007 23:34

marshaul wrote:And I found So Long, So Wong on 180 gram for $40! :shock: :shock: :shock:


lol :lol:

I didn't even notice my typo until you quoted me, but I'm sure freud would have plenty to say about that. :roll:
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Re: Banjo music

Postby marshaul » 27 Jun 2007 23:42

warpspeed wrote:I would recommend the following:

The Dillards
Earl Scruggs Revue

warpspeed


Care to recommend any Earl Scruggs Revue albums? There are a whole lot on ebay! :shock:
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Postby JollyJeweller » 28 Jun 2007 10:26

marshaul wrote:
marshaul wrote:And I found So Long, So Wong on 180 gram for $40! :shock: :shock: :shock:


I was wondering if that was the 180 glam ( think about it!) Chinese pressing.

My friends owns Diverse records who released "New Favourite" on LP, and my partner Maria did the artwork...look on the sleeve there's a thanks to Maria Dispirito on there somewhere....
Alison Krauss is one of very few artists that Maria will listen too un-prompted....she's not aurally led :-(
You'll hear Angel Trumpets and Devil Trombones...you are invited.
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Postby marshaul » 28 Jun 2007 10:28

:lol: :lol: :lol:


:D
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Re: McNeely

Postby Gliding Dutchman » 28 Jun 2007 11:03

delcam1n0 wrote:A buck just aint a buck anymore...

Happened to unpack some of my old stuff
and found a 1978 invoice for that McNeely
Sheffield Lab-9 for South African Rand 25,99,
as I recall abt. +- equivalent to 50 Deutschmarks
in those days, so 30 US bucks aint bad at all
seeing I bought directly from the importers at at
least a 25% discount!

And it really still is heckuva lot of good fun to
listen to, so many years after issue!


Delcam1n0, ben jij een ex-Zuid Afrikaner? "Hou duim vas!" Hie-hie-hie

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antecedents

Postby delcam1n0 » 28 Jun 2007 11:13

Dutchman,

Yup. Am Dutch by birth. Was a tolerated resident of
Joeys 1964-1985. Twentyone wonderful, happy years
boetie! And love meeting some of you okes again on
this forum to exchange experiences in the wonderful
world of analogue audio!


Keep on gliding!
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Postby RED_One » 30 Jun 2007 01:34

Earl Scruggs was my first real introduction to Banjo ... way before Deliverance came out .. superb playing always

Been meaning to buy a few to listen again

Poco is also worth checking out for a couple of numbers

Al Jenkins a Welsh Guy from Solva West Wales .. a superb banjo player but whether he did anything in his own name I don't know .. probably guested & sessioned his way through life ... Al would play harmonics & slide fingers down the frets & finger style .. a real supremo
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Re: Banjos

Postby marshaul » 16 Oct 2007 06:41

delcam1n0 wrote:Marshaul,

There was a Sheffield Lab-9 direct to disc
recording (1978) of a group called Larry McNeely
with him on banjo and friends Geoff Levin and Jack
Skinner on guitar. Lovely lively stuff that which at
least gives me the feeling of being somewhere in
a logcabin the Ozark mountains when that need arises....


I have come to really like this album. Can anyone make any recommendations along the same lines? I can't get enough of the live-bluegrass feel... :D
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Postby newdreams » 16 Oct 2007 07:37

As well as the ones already mentioned, Tony Trischka is good - just found an old LP of his a couple of months back for $1.

I think Bela Fleck is one of the great masters, but he is more progressive than traditional.
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Postby lanny » 16 Oct 2007 16:27

The Sheffield McNeely LP is named Confederation. It's one of my regular test discs, because of its uncanny realism...and because it's so much fun. If "Swallow" doesn't get your toe tapping, better get someone to check you for a pulse.

I saw Bela Fleck in concert once, and he is an amazing jazz musician. But if you want traditional bluegrass banjo, any Earl Scruggs album will do.
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