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Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)

pdq 30 Dec 06 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,gleaner 30 Dec 06 - 10:48 AM
GUEST 30 Dec 06 - 10:59 AM
pdq 30 Dec 06 - 11:11 AM
Seamus Kennedy 30 Dec 06 - 11:19 AM
pdq 30 Dec 11 - 08:59 PM
GUEST,gillymor 30 Dec 11 - 09:12 PM
Seamus Kennedy 31 Dec 11 - 12:25 AM
Will Fly 31 Dec 11 - 05:29 AM
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Subject: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: pdq
Date: 30 Dec 06 - 10:42 AM

The world's greatest Dobro player was born on this date in Washington, D.C.


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: GUEST,gleaner
Date: 30 Dec 06 - 10:48 AM

No knock on Jerry Douglas, but it's good to see another dobro player mentioned. I tried to tell my nephew about Mike Auldridge not long ago.


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 06 - 10:59 AM

Mike Auldridge is a superb Dobro player, but as long as Jerry Douglas is around he is going to have to be content with being the second-greatest.


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: pdq
Date: 30 Dec 06 - 11:11 AM

Sorry, GUEST, but much of what Jerry Douglas does is 'play notes'. Mike Auldridge has as much integrity than any musician I have ever heard. What Auldridge does is 'play music'. I put Douglas third, a bit behind Rob Ickes, who is getting better all the time.


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 30 Dec 06 - 11:19 AM

I've had the privilege of having Mike play dobro (and pedal steel) on several of my recordings, and I want to go on record as saying that I've never met a more thoroughly prepared and truly professional session man,
and I've had a few.

He comes to the studio knowing the songs inside out, and can play what he has prepared, or to improvise brilliantly.

And he is amazingly flexible.

I booked him to play Dobro on a few songs once, and when he'd finished, he said that there was more time left, and asked if I'd like the pedal on another couple of songs. I was surprised and of course said yes.

He brought the pedal-steel in from the car, set it up and played brilliantly on a few songs he'd never heard before.

Mike is a true gentleman, and a delight to be around.

As for second-greatest, not in my book.


Seamus


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: pdq
Date: 30 Dec 11 - 08:59 PM

It's time to wish the world's greatest Dobro player a happy birthday once again.


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 30 Dec 11 - 09:12 PM

Ickes, Auldridge, Douglas. You couldn't go wrong with any one of them.
Used to see Mr. A with Seldom Scene and The Country Gentlemen back in the 70's in the D.C. area. He was/is an exciting player. Happy Birthday, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 12:25 AM

Happy Birthday, Mike, and thanks for all the great music.


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Subject: RE: Mike Auldridge birthday (30 DEC 1938)
From: Will Fly
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 05:29 AM

Wonderful guy - happy birthday!

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