The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31503   Message #410256
Posted By: Rick Fielding
03-Mar-01 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: Help: Leadbelly and dobros
Subject: RE: Help: Leadbelly and dobros
Sorry Dick, you know how we nurds are! I thought this was gonna be one of those "Holy Grail" photos of Huddie with an actual Dobro.

After wondering about the identity of the guy who played Dolceola (often mis-identified as a Zither) on Leadbelly's Los Angeles sessions, for about twenty five years, I almost passed out when an actual photograph of Paul Mason Howard (with Huddie) showed up.

Ah, what can I say? Some folks hunt for rare stamps, some for Corvettes, some for proof of Biblical truths.....I search for folk-music minutiae.

Rick