Alberta~ traditional old blues on cigar box mandolin.

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Comment by Uncle John on May 14, 2021 at 10:26am

Thanks, Bob. Having fun with the mandos.  

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on May 14, 2021 at 10:17am

Great listening to some Trad Blues on that Mando Unc J.  Fine playing, singing and... whistling too!

Comment by Uncle John on May 9, 2021 at 6:04pm

Thanks a lot, Andries.  Easy to go back and do this tune I have done many times.  Fun switching to the mando.

Comment by A.D.EKER on May 9, 2021 at 3:09pm

The Master of  Genuine  American  Folk at work  Fine play on the rendition John ! sweet whisling as well

Comment by Uncle John on May 9, 2021 at 1:58pm

True, true.  Rope, your last song got me in a drinking song mood.  Gonna see if I can post Wine Spodee Oddee on mando.

Comment by Rope Walker Country Star on May 9, 2021 at 10:36am

Bo Carter: well, there’s a whole playlist of songs to bring us, Uncle John! (or not...)

Comment by Uncle John on May 9, 2021 at 10:31am

Thanks, Kale.  I am enjoying the two mandos and kind of looking for ways or tunings that best suit them.  This is in standard GDAE and it does not sound quite right to me.   

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 9, 2021 at 10:16am

You're really getting your money's worth out of that CBM John. It always sounds good in this context, just stripped down vocals (does whistling count as vocals) and strumming. Perfect.

Comment by Uncle John on May 9, 2021 at 10:11am

AGP, I remember hearing the Ledbelly version and liking it.  So many versions of this song.

Thanks, Rope.  I did not know that about Bo Carter and this song.  I like the Mississippi Sheiks quite a bit and their harp player, Will Shade, is my fave harp player.  Likely because his style is similar to mine.  I remember listening to some 'bawdy' songs in the 60s that I now realize were by Bo.  My friend's dad had them on an LP record and we would sneak listen to it when his dad was gone.  Such classics as:   "Let Me Roll Your Lemon",["Banana in Your Fruit Basket", "Pin in Your Cushion", "Your Biscuits Are Big Enough for Me", "Please Warm My Wiener" and "My Pencil Won't Write No More".

Thanks, Dave.  I can harp this song, but felt like wetting my whistle.

Comment by Dave Lynas on May 9, 2021 at 6:01am

Alberta. Well sung and plucked U.J. I like the blue and grey too. The Whistler adds goodness.

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