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MickyMan Honky Tonk/Western Swing Favorites? (32) RE: Western Swing Fiddle Best-Of Compilation? 09 Mar 05


To the guest who caught me on "wett their pallets" ... that is indeed a bit humorous. These kids are young, but not that young, and yet they're not old enough for any other kind of wetting either. Please don't get me started.
   Regarding the fiddle tunes ... I appreciate all the great ideas, especially Kaleea's entry.
I'm not very good at finding individual tunes, downloading them, and making them playable on a CD, not to mention the legallity of all that. Once again, does anybody know of any Western Swing reissue compilation that is really aimed at showing the fiddle styles of the genre? It would be a lot easier if I could buy a CD and pull it out when we're covering this stuff.   MickyMan

(My original entry is pasted below, since this thread is getting kind of long)
Subject: RE: Western Swing fiddle stuff too?
From: MickyMan - PM
Date: 06 Mar 05 - 03:50 PM

All right now you fellow mudcatters ... I'm sort of piggybacking on this thread to ask a question of those who are knowledgeable about Western Swing FIDDLE STYLES. I'm seeking out some related listening examples for use with the middle school string orchestra that I direct. We are working up a great arrangement of the western classic "Swinging Fiddles" and I'd love to feed them some other Western Swing to wett their pallets for future interest. What I would love to hear about would be some single anthology CD that concentrates on classic fiddle music in that style alone. That's lots easier than compiling a big bunch of seperate tunes ... but please send me whatever comes to mind. Many thanks, Mickyman

And here's the perceptive "Guest's reply too ...

Subject: RE: Honky Tonk/Western Swing Favorites?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 12:47 AM

wett their pallets

mickeyman made me laugh

good luck with your young fiddlers

b4 you get their pallets too wett, you might want to whet their palettes

2 c what wuz funny, you may need to look up pallet

keep the rosin on your bow


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