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Limerock- Do you play it?

Margo 22 May 03 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,Egal 22 May 03 - 05:08 PM
Margo 22 May 03 - 06:33 PM
GUEST,Darwin Long 02 Oct 14 - 04:28 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Oct 14 - 05:44 PM
Jack Campin 03 Oct 14 - 05:54 AM
GUEST,Arkie 03 Oct 14 - 12:02 PM
Susan of DT 03 Oct 14 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,leeneia 03 Oct 14 - 01:54 PM
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Subject: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: Margo
Date: 22 May 03 - 12:15 PM

Just curious... I'm learning "Limerock" on the guitar, a fiddle tune by Kenny Baker. Do any of you play it? I thought it would be technically very hard, but it isn't that bad. I find "Salty" much more difficult. Do any of you play this kind of stuff? Margo


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: GUEST,Egal
Date: 22 May 03 - 05:08 PM

I play the limerock polka is that the same tune?

:0)


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: Margo
Date: 22 May 03 - 06:33 PM

Hum a few bars... No, actually, I don't know. :o) The Limerock I play is written by Kenny Baker, unless I'm mistaken...


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: GUEST,Darwin Long
Date: 02 Oct 14 - 04:28 PM

You are mistaken. Limerock is not written by Kenny Baker. It is much older tune than that. It is however closely related in structure to a polka and that is the most effective and common dance done to the tune.


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Oct 14 - 05:44 PM

It's a lovely tune! I wish I had the music for it. or an ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvjxtJw0Ic


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 05:54 AM

It's a reel, not a polka. Sounds like a distant relative of St Anne's Reel.

It also sounds helluva difficult in the Johnny Gimble version, but I'm not a fiddler.

Looking for the dots with Google, I didn't expect all that motor racing stuff. Is there a connection?


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 12:02 PM

This is heard at quite a few fiddle contests and is attributed to a Texas fiddler. The version heard most frequently these days is related to an arrangement made by Benny Thomasson, a legendary Texas style fiddler who has been an influence on many younger fiddlers. A local Arkansas fiddler, Brandon Apple, does a particularly good version of this tune. Brandon has won several major fiddle contests and played for a time in Clint Black's band.

This site has some information on the tune.

Limerock


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: Susan of DT
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 01:07 PM

Jack - Limerock is a race track in NW Connecticut. Dick's son races there, among other sites. There is a camp nearby - Camp Isabella Friedman (no relation) that has been used for music gatherings on occasion.


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Subject: RE: Limerock- Do you play it?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the link, Arkie. I enjoyed Benny Thomasson's version, though I quickly covered my sensitive ears at the first high E.

I agree with Darwin Long - no matter what 'legendary fiddlers' have done to it, it's a polka. I've made a MIDI of it to play on the piano, eliminating the variations I don't care for.


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