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BS: BAND UNIFORMS

GUEST,Wyo at Work 20 Mar 03 - 06:04 PM
michaelr 20 Mar 03 - 07:37 PM
Padre 20 Mar 03 - 10:09 PM
Troll 20 Mar 03 - 10:53 PM
Padre 20 Mar 03 - 11:55 PM
Troll 21 Mar 03 - 12:06 AM
Roger the Skiffler 21 Mar 03 - 03:49 AM
Bullfrog Jones 21 Mar 03 - 08:21 AM
Roger the Skiffler 21 Mar 03 - 10:09 AM
GUEST 21 Mar 03 - 11:16 AM
Joe Offer 21 Mar 03 - 11:34 AM
Troll 21 Mar 03 - 01:53 PM
jimmyt 21 Mar 03 - 02:05 PM
Joe Offer 22 Mar 03 - 01:29 PM
Troll 22 Mar 03 - 02:11 PM
GUEST,Wyo At Work 24 Mar 03 - 07:07 PM
Kaleea 25 Mar 03 - 03:38 AM
Bullfrog Jones 25 Mar 03 - 10:38 AM
Dave Bryant 26 Mar 03 - 07:35 AM
Walking Eagle 26 Mar 03 - 08:22 PM
Charley Noble 27 Mar 03 - 03:37 PM
GUEST,Ernest C 29 Mar 03 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Ernest C 29 Mar 03 - 11:40 AM
Padre 29 Mar 03 - 09:16 PM

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Subject: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: GUEST,Wyo at Work
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 06:04 PM

Hi Fellow Folkies,

In case your band needs to come up with some funkengruven outfits for your next gig, you might find what you need here:

cool outfits

I'm pretty darned partial to the Gert Jonnys myself

XO,
Wyo


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: michaelr
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 07:37 PM

Aaaargh! "Shock and awe" doesn't begin to describe my feelings after viewing that! Judging from the hair styles, though, I'd guess that most of those gentlemen have aged 30 to 40 years since those photos were taken.

The horror! The horror!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Padre
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 10:09 PM

It looks like The Kingston Trio met "Saturday Night Fever"

I'm glad the Boarding Party never had to wear anything like that!

Padre


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Troll
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 10:53 PM

Your joke is in very poor taste, clothing wise.
Uh...it IS a joke? Isn't it?

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Padre
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 11:55 PM

'clothing wise'???


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Troll
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 12:06 AM

OK. OK. Gimme a break! It's late and I've been up since 4 am.
Whadaya want on a BS Thread, Pulitzer Prize level writing?
Sheesh!

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 03:49 AM

Remember the Kingstons in those striped shirts? Frank will remember the Weavers reunion concert, weren't you all in tuxedos or dark suits? Chaz McDevitt probably wants to forget the day his skiffle group went into preppy sweaters with a large M on the front.
BTW I noticed the other week that abour 60% of the 40 or so men at the local blues club had black leather jackets on. I just had my black waterproof outdoor coat!
And don't get me started on musos who arrive hatless and then wear one onstage. Are they afraid pigeons are roosting in the ceiling?

RtS
(on bail from the style police prosecution pending)


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 08:21 AM

I can only speak for myself Roger, but I wear a hat on stage to stop the sweat trickling down into my eyes. It stings!!

BJ


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 10:09 AM

...I suppose as one of my grandfathers always wore a cap indoors (and a homburg outdoors), being follicly challenged, I'm in no position to carp!
I think US bands have always dressed fairly formally. I remember being surprised to see Peter Paul and Mary in tux & evening gown while UK folkies at the time (1960s)were in jeans and checked shirts, and a blues package where Big Joe Turner and Willie Dixon between them wore natty suiting that must have used up the entire silk production of Asia for a year. However, on the same bill, Bukka White and Sonny Terry wore dungarees. The Clancys' Aran sweaters and the Spinners' & Corries' blousons were a sort of uniform too, all the trad jazz revival bands tended to wear unifoms, even if only matching waistcoats (vests). Nowadays blues bands tend to wear varities of black though last nigh Robin BiBi referred to his bass player's T-shirt ( a blue check affair)as a washing-up cloth.
But I'm rambling again, where's my medication....?

RtS
(wearing medium blue chinos and a black on white "Prewar blues guitar" T-shirt)


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 11:16 AM

I find it so amusing when people whose countries/people are bashing the US go out of their way to adopt our music and old clothing styles.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 11:34 AM

Troll, weren't you wearing clothes like that when you were performing for Disney???
[grin]
OK, no, I can't imagine you dressed like that.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Troll
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 01:53 PM

Actually,Joe, the outfit wasn't too bad. It was patterened after a late 19th cent. sea captains outfit; wool trowsers in a muted check pattern, white shirt with a string tie, plaid vest (westkit) that resembled the Royal Stewart tartan, rubber boots (wellies) a dark blue wool long watch coat and a blue wool captains hat.
In the heat of the summer, I could shed the coat and work in my shirtsleeves.
The Sailor Trio, in which my son Martin is the fiddler, wears a costume that looks like a real bad production of H.M.S.Pinafore; white bells and jumper with a HUGE flowing red neckerchief and a white hat with a red band that is something like an oversized beret.
You've seen me on stage so you know how I dress. Off stage, shorts and a t-shirt and sandals. Add shoes and a jacket when it gets nippy and long trowsers when it's really cold. Socks optional. The hat is always.

troll

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: jimmyt
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 02:05 PM

I think whatever a group feels will present themselves and their music best to the particular audience is fine. I am in a group performing old 60s folk music ie limeliters, kingston trio, brothers four, and we wear matching shirts. Corny? Probably, but we have only positice comments on this attire. Probably not for everyone, but hey, it seemed to work for them and is doing well for us as well. DIfferent strokes......


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 01:29 PM

Hey, Troll, do you have a Disney publicity photo of yourself that we could post at member photos? I suppose we have to be particularly careful about Disney stuff, what with their army of copyright cops.
For all we know, Disney may own every word Troll has posted here...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Troll
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 02:11 PM

No Disney photos but I have a couple of pictures that Memsahib took when she came over to visit. I'll see what I can do.

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: GUEST,Wyo At Work
Date: 24 Mar 03 - 07:07 PM

Well, God ferbid anyone dig up photos of what I looked like in the Seventies. It was, fashion-wise, a perfectly dreadful decade. AND of all the decades to be making a fashion reappearance...

Do you know that before the 1970s, the colors "avocado green" and "burnt orange" did not exist (avocados have never been avacado avocodo avocado ... whatEVer green. One shouldn't eat or wear anything that color ... But for shag carpet, it's hard to beat ...

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Kaleea
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 03:38 AM

Gee, and to think that I was raised to always wear black when performing. Or as some call it, "performance no-ahrr." (No relation or similarities whatsoever to "Guy Noir, private eye!")


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 10:38 AM

Susan, I'm sure you realise that most of aren't bashing America per se. I like American people, American music, American movies, American food and American clothing styles. What I don't like are the war-mongering, expansionist policies of your (P)resident (and our Prime Minister). And I seem to be in the company of a lot of Americans in that regard.

BJ


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 07:35 AM

I think that I would describe them as BANNED UNIFORMS.


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 08:22 PM

One word comes to mind--Polka!

Don't get me wrong, I like to dance the Polka once in awhile, but some of the band uniforms, Well!


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Mar 03 - 03:37 PM

My group prefers the velcro fasteners so in the middle of a rousing final we can fling them all off in true full-Monty fashion!

Say, is that G-string in tune?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: GUEST,Ernest C
Date: 29 Mar 03 - 11:32 AM

This is music, music, music. Why deprive everyone else of these great pictures by putting it in the BS section? It deserves better! Kidding, but serious about it.

I am sorry that the GUEST and Bullfrog Jones had to bring politics into it. THIS IS A MUSIC THREAD, no matter how much crap people try to throw around.


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: GUEST,Ernest C
Date: 29 Mar 03 - 11:40 AM

I should have said thanks to Wyo for posting these. They definitely brighten up a person's day, don't they? Do you suppose that the Gert Jonnys were getting ready for their annual Christmas Concert?


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Subject: RE: BS: BAND UNIFORMS
From: Padre
Date: 29 Mar 03 - 09:16 PM

Does anybody else thaink the Inge Lindqvists look like Monty Python's "I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK?"


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