Mudcat Café message #986123 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355   Message #986123
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Peterson
18-Jul-03 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
You haven't been in some of the jams I've been in Sorcha! I am fortunate that looks can't kill; I want to switch keys to make it easier for the SINGER, but the jams are tune-oriented and the banjo player and fiddle player have to retune every time the key changes.

Russ, wish you had a copy of the Skillet Lickers skit "Jeremiah Hopkins' Store"-- somewhere in it Mac complains "this isn't the kind of music you hear on the rado, Stranger, the only two places you can hear it are on phonograph records and in this here store! OT music didn't get air play even back in 1929! (But it was stuff that SHOULD have gotten air play. . . on reflecting, I like your definition!