Mudcat Café message #985937 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355   Message #985937
Posted By: Fortunato
18-Jul-03 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Pete Peterson,

I am with you. Although I like the fiddle tunes, we like to sing.
I'll never forget sitting down at a session in Mt. Airy, and when the music stopped, thinking it was our turn, I said "Could we play 'Little Darling Pal of Mine'," and the blank stares were chilling, until the fiddler said, "that's in A, we're playing in D today."

So sing your Delmore Brother's tunes, Pete. We'll be right there with you.

The songs of the Carter family and the Leake County Ramblers, and so on are not necessarily traditional, in that we may know who wrote them, but they have long since passed into the oral tradition, and form for me an essential part of this music.

cheers, Chance Shiver