The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25199   Message #755891
Posted By: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
28-Jul-02 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: Info: Joseph Spence (1910-1984)
Subject: RE: Joseph Spence
My all time favourite guitar player.
I recall that on an LP cover [the Arhoolie one] it tells how Spence would work to get that tuning he wanted. I have always thought it perhaps related to the different scales and intervals one gets in West Africa - on the old kora recordings for example. I can't remember any suggestion he ever played other than in dropped D.