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 Post subject: Happy Fourth of July -- And a Tune (Shenandoah) for the Day
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:19 am 
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Happy Fourth, everybody. Folk tunes mean as much to me (almost) as patriotic tunes on Independence Day, so I've recorded Shenandoah and left it at EZFolk:

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http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... ng_id=9989

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http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... ng_id=9989

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:06 am 
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VERY nicely played Keith!

Is that the Abell?

I have never heard that tune before. Where is it from?


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Adrian wrote:
VERY nicely played Keith!

Is that the Abell?

I have never heard that tune before. Where is it from?
Here's some info on the song (with a nice baritone solo): http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.n ... fault.html

And a little more here: http://www.answers.com/topic/shenandoah ... ertainment

And, you're right Adrian, I played this with the Abell Blackwood D.

(Actually, now it occurs to me that, after you've followed the link, you'll remember that you know the tune, but that my playing made it unrecognizable. :? :oops: ;))

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Keith

Thanks for the info. No I still don't recall hearing this tune.

Your version is five times more beautiful than that of the tenor.

I'm not a fan of wooden whistles (Susan can be grateful) but that Abell is amazing and I really don't think I have heard it's equal yet. It is bright, clear yet rich and full of emotion.


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Adrian wrote:
I'm not a fan of wooden whistles (Susan can be grateful) but that Abell is amazing and I really don't think I have heard it's equal yet. It is bright, clear yet rich and full of emotion.


Here's a clip of the tune as played -- no reverb. You can get a better hearing of the whistle's sound.

LoFi:
http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... ng_id=9990

HiFi:
http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... ng_id=9990

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khl wrote:
Adrian wrote:
I'm not a fan of wooden whistles (Susan can be grateful) but that Abell is amazing and I really don't think I have heard it's equal yet. It is bright, clear yet rich and full of emotion.


Here's a clip of the tune as played -- no reverb. You can get a better hearing of the whistle's sound.

LoFi:
http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... ng_id=9990

HiFi:
http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... ng_id=9990


Thanks Keith.

Beautiful - truly the cream of the cream.


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Very nice, Keith. That's one of my old faves. I worked it out by ear a couple of years ago, but haven't really played it since. Now I'm going to have to give it some more attention. Great version!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:25 pm 
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Nicely done, Keith.

There was a big push for that to become the VA state song a few years ago ... I think it was derailed by Jimmy Dean (sausage king).

Very well played, brother.

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Very beautiful, Keith.

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Adrian, Darvis, Jim, and Kitty:

Thanks for your comments. Shenandoah really is a fine tune. I remember hearing the Dale Warland Singers http://www.singers.com/choral/warland.html sing this in concert almost 20 years ago. Probably the best performance of it I'll ever hear. Anyway, I had fun playing and recording it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it too.

(And it is too bad it wasn't chosen as the state song, although I suppose this way it belongs to all of us. ;) )

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Great, now I have to buy another CD! My wife is gonna be mad when she meets you, Keith!

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Great, now I have to buy another CD! My wife is gonna be mad when she meets you, Keith!
Yipes! If I'm going to get it for all the things you've been buying, then I'm really in trouble.

NEWSFLASH: AP reports that Keith will be moving from Hawaii before August. Inside sources say even his wife doesn't know this yet.

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khl wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:
Great, now I have to buy another CD! My wife is gonna be mad when she meets you, Keith!
Yipes! If I'm going to get it for all the things you've been buying, then I'm really in trouble.

NEWSFLASH: AP reports that Keith will be moving from Hawaii before August. Inside sources say even his wife doesn't know this yet.
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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