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Old tunes revisited

Alan Day 22 Mar 11 - 05:14 AM
johnadams 22 Mar 11 - 06:06 AM
SteveMansfield 22 Mar 11 - 08:24 AM
Will Fly 22 Mar 11 - 08:40 AM
Alan Day 22 Mar 11 - 09:25 AM
Will Fly 22 Mar 11 - 09:30 AM
Alan Day 23 Mar 11 - 09:29 AM
SteveMansfield 23 Mar 11 - 09:44 AM
Alan Day 24 Mar 11 - 05:00 AM
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Subject: Old tunes revisited
From: Alan Day
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 05:14 AM

I like to resurrect old tunes that are rarely played that were once popular, or formed part of an old repertoire.
I wonder if you would like to join me and post a few.
Here is "Oats and Beans"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidvL_unZXs
Al


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: johnadams
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 06:06 AM

Great tune Al.

Strictly speaking it's Hey For The Life of a Soldier, a song from Thomas Simpson Cooke's operatic story Frederick The Great. The Oats and Beans title comes from just one part of it that was used for the children's street game or maybe it was a skipping rhyme. Tim Hart and Maddy Prior recorded it years ago.

At our Monday night session we dredge up a few rarely played once popular tunes each week as broken memory circuits snap back into place.

Sadly I don't own a video camera so I can't join in the YouTube game.


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 08:24 AM

Dashing White Sergeant.

Popular to the point of tedium many years ago; whereas I've started it a couple of times recently and people have looked at me as if I'd unearthed something unheard-of.

Whereas Oats and Beans is actually reasonably common round this neck of the woods, I was playing it in a session just the other day ...


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: Will Fly
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 08:40 AM

Well done, Al - you old devil.

Here's one that was written in 1931 and was a #4 hit for The Temperance Seven in the UK in 1961. Probably unplayed since then...

Home In Pasadena


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: Alan Day
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 09:25 AM

Thanks John for the info.
sfmans, how about posting Dashing White Sergeant for us to hear.
Thanks Will (life in the old dog yet) and for Pasadena I remember it well.
Just been looking at Elsey's Waltz now that's one I havn't played in forty years.
Al


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: Will Fly
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 09:30 AM

"The Dashing White Sergeant", coincidentally, is on the Old Swan Band's latest CD - "Swan For The Money" - and I was playing it at a dance only a fortnight ago.


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: Alan Day
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 09:29 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 09:44 AM

Tried to record DWS last night and have got a spectacular amount of distortion on my setup - sounded more like this YouTube clip of playing Hendrix on the whistle ...


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Subject: RE: Old tunes revisited
From: Alan Day
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 05:00 AM

Keep trying mate
Al


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