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info on spanish fandango

03 Oct 01 - 02:50 AM (#564022)
Subject: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST,oj

does anyone have info or know a book or website that may have info on the authors or history of the tune spanish fandango?


03 Oct 01 - 04:33 AM (#564057)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: IanC

There seem to be more than one song/tune with this title.

Levy has one entry (undated):

Title: Spanish Fandango
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: na
Publication: Baltimore: Carr's Music Store, n.d.
Form of Composition: rondo
Instrumentation: piano

There are also some notes on the web, by John Fahey which contain the following information.

A) FANDANGOS
1. "Spanish Fandango" by Hohn Dilleshaw and the String Marvel, 1930
2. "Spanish Rag" by Herschel Brown, 1930 - a distant variation of (1)
3. "Spanish Fandango" by Bill Boyd and his Cowboy Ramblers, 1938 (sweetened' pop version of (1)
4. "Spanish Fandango" by Mississippi John Hurt, 1966. Arguably a distinct, unrelated piece, just to confuse us all.

Hope that's some help.

Cheers!
Ian


03 Oct 01 - 04:41 AM (#564059)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: IanC

I've just noticed that CADENSA (the British Library National Sound Archive catalogue) also has a recorded version "composer: Mississipi John Hurt". Unravel it if you can!


03 Oct 01 - 10:24 AM (#564191)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: RangerSteve

It definately predates Miss. John Hurt. It was popular as far back as the Civil War. I believe Bill Boyd's version is pretty close to the original. During the 19th century, every well educated lady was expected to be able to play it on the guitar.


03 Oct 01 - 11:07 AM (#564214)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST

Previous thread with much info


03 Oct 01 - 01:35 PM (#564300)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST,oj

just bringing this back to the top.anymore info?


03 Oct 01 - 06:51 PM (#564519)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST,oj

to the top. and thanx for pointing me to the other thread. i'm hoping to find out about where the song originated. and the time period.


04 Oct 01 - 02:09 AM (#564743)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST,oj

one more time


04 Oct 01 - 12:37 PM (#564967)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: Mooh

Oh well, and just for those who are interested, I think music for Spanish Fandango appears in the new-ish Acoustic Guitar (Magazine) published book of altered tuning stuff. Open G tuning.

Mooh.


04 Oct 01 - 01:29 PM (#565006)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST

It looks like no one has anything to add, so what you see here and in the linked thread is about all you are going to get, at least for now. "Maybe next year, sometime"


04 Oct 01 - 02:11 PM (#565051)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: Tiger

Hey, Ian......

I'm willing to bet that the Bill Boyd mentioned in those John Fahey notes is our old (in the USA) cowboy hero "Hopalong" Cassidy.


04 Oct 01 - 02:30 PM (#565071)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST,Dale

Nope, sorry, Tiger. Different Bill Boyd altogether ~~ Western Swing musician from the 30s. (How much do I win, or is the bet only with Ian?)


04 Oct 01 - 06:54 PM (#565275)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: Tiger

Thanks anyway, Dale. Just adding to my knowledge base.


05 Oct 01 - 01:18 AM (#565467)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: GUEST,Dale

There's not a lot out there on Bill Boyd. This is the best I could find, though I did not search exhaustively. Bluebird's 1975 release (AMX2-5503) of some of his thirties material is one of my favorite albums. Spanish Fandango, Under The Double Eagle, New Spanish Two Step, Strawberry Roan, Wahoo, Beaumont Rag, Going Back To My Texas Home, Steel Guitar Rag . . . they're all there.


05 Oct 01 - 11:10 AM (#565668)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: Louie Roy

I still play this as I learned it some 70 years ago on a G tuned guitar.I don't know a note of music everything is by ear Louie Roy


05 Oct 01 - 11:58 AM (#565692)
Subject: RE: info on spanish fandango
From: harpgirl

Hi Orville, Have you heard or seen Libba Cotton do the Spanish Fandango? I liked her version. hg