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Thread #45493   Message #672811
Posted By: JohnInKansas
20-Mar-02 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Marais and Miranda Documentary
Subject: RE: Marais and Miranda Documentary
My Ballantine paperback Marais & Miranda Folk Song Jamboree, 1960, has been something of a puzzle to me, since I picked it up at a "garage sale" a couple of years ago.

Apparently, according to the book notes, I missed out on hearing them when they were active.

The book indicates that the 52 tunes were "arranged for guitar accompaniment" by Josef Marais, with chord charts in an appendix. The implication is that Marais used the fingerings shown, although I can't vouch for that.

Not being a guitarist, it is only my guess that "he used a h... of a lot of barre chords" if the fingerings shown are to be believed.

Discography lists 7 Decca albums and one "Columbia Masterworks."