The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1978   Message #661696
Posted By: musicmick
03-Mar-02 - 01:37 AM
Thread Name: Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? (1936-1995)
Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
Dick Rosmini was, indeed, a wonderful accompanist back in the late 50's and early 60's when many fine singers employed tasteful backup musicians. Burl Ives and Harry Belafonte used Millard lampbel, Leon Bibb had John Stauber, Theo Bikel had Ray Bogeslav, Joan Baez had Fred Hellerman, Judy Collins had Steve Mandel, Judy Roderick used Dick Weissman and Dick Rosmini, The Chad Mitchel Trio used Paul Prestopino and, here, in Philadelphia, Kenny Snipes used David Baskin. What a wonderful era that was for nylon strung guitars. The subtlty and texture that is the unique sound of gut strings, soon feel out of favor, as bluegrass and blues replaced traditional music on the charts and the concert stages.