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New Player From the Sunny South

Postby wigginsplayer » Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:10 pm

Howdy all!
Just registered, and the sign said...
I have just begun playing slide.
Got the bug last November and got a Copperhead from Liberty. That sounded good, but if one resonator is good, then two is better! Just acquired a Johnson JM-998 bell brass body on Ebay. Got it for a song because it had a repaired neck. Trick is, Bill Blue repaired it. He said it's good as new, and, by golly, he is right. Replaced the cone with a new cone and biscuit from National, and all is right with the world.
Anyhow, to make a long story endless, I am happy to join in, and hopefully learn a bit about this fine style of music.
After all, life is not so much a destination as it is a journey!

Pete
Peace and good music from the sunny South!
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby bluesmcgoo » Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:06 pm

Hey Pete!

Welcome to the Big Road!

Yeah, Bill's A-OK! Enjoy the forum and post often.

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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby bluesmouse » Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:09 pm

Hi Pete, welcome to BRB!
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby charles » Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:12 pm

Hello and welcome Pete




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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby boz » Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:51 pm

Hey Pete,
Welcome to the "Road"
Sunny South ?? - "D'oh"!!!.
Far out on them reso's, one's in D an tother in G ?
Too Cool
Whatcha playin?
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby kwill » Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:15 pm

Welcome Pete,

About now I'd like to be in the sunny south! I'm getting tired of this cold and snow. Guess I'm not as tough as old BOZ!
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby charles » Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:20 pm

Sunny South .. I'm in Texas and its snowing and we have a few inches on the ground. ughs

(it is the first time I have seen snow in a few years though since I left upstate NY, so thats good ..laughs)



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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby boz » Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:56 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-14-04 AT 05:57 PM (EST)]Hey Kwill,
I don't know about tough but old rhymes with cold
an that fits the picture round here.
Charles, I wish all we had was a few inches on the ground !
Lately we've hadta shovel our way to the coffee pot in the mornin !
"D'oh" !!!!!
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby wigginsplayer » Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:01 am

Thanks all for the warm welcome.
"The Sunny South" is really a state of mind. Yup, it is cold and wet today, but tomorrow....
Boz
You are right, one's in D, and tother in G.
Trying to learn a little Son House, Robert Johnson, and even Howlin' Wolf.
All my life has been in rock and country. Blues is another thing altogether, or so I thought, till I found all those classic "Rock" songs on CDs by House and Johnson. Guess Clapton was paying attention, huh?


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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby boz » Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:24 am

Yo Pete,
It's kinda tuff say'n that Clapton's not God, but if you were to listen to all the stuff he's become "famous" for by the original authors you'd be closer to what you might me look'n for.
Listen to Son House, Robert Johnson, Jesse Fuller, Skip James, Brownie McGhee, ect. ect. an work on their stuff to get what Mr. Clapton "got".
His stuff is so polished an "perfect" that it's kinda outa reach for most "D.A's". (The majority of us "students")
Copy'n Clapton leaves kind of a bitter 'tude' for many.
Agreed, ya gotta start somewhere an Clapton's not a bad place to start. Just as long as ya know where that first tune came from.
Yo, I guess that's how most record collections are started, eh?
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby ricochet » Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:40 am

Welcome, Pete!

Got a little bit of sun in this part of the South just before sunset. Pretty gray day overall.
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby charles » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:34 am

Charles, I wish all we had was a few inches on the ground !
Lately we've hadta shovel our way to the coffee pot in the mornin !



I heard that BOZ, I remember them days all too well when I lived east of Ithaca, NY close to the Greek Peak Ski resort.


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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby wigginsplayer » Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:12 am

>Yo Pete,
>It's kinda tuff say'n that Clapton's not God, but if you
>were to listen to all the stuff he's become "famous" for by
>the original authors you'd be closer to what you might me
>look'n for.
>Listen to Son House, Robert Johnson, Jesse Fuller, Skip
>James, Brownie McGhee, ect. ect. an work on their stuff to
>get what Mr. Clapton "got".
>His stuff is so polished an "perfect" that it's kinda outa
>reach for most "D.A's". (The majority of us "students")
>Copy'n Clapton leaves kind of a bitter 'tude' for many.
>Agreed, ya gotta start somewhere an Clapton's not a bad
>place to start. Just as long as ya know where that first
>tune came from.
>Yo, I guess that's how most record collections are started,
>eh?
Boz
That's kinda what I was saying, or trying to. Seems my education is just beginning, again. The more I do listen to the founders of this style of music, the more I find that what I thought was "classic" turns out to be "covers". The truth known, I do like the originals better! What I seem to be doing is starting at a point and working my way back to the original.
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby bluesmcgoo » Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:30 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-14-04 AT 11:32 PM (EST)]Workin' backwards is common to just about all of us. Mine started with Taj Mahal (and some Lightnin' Hopkins around the same time) and I've been steady working my way back ever since.

...and don't forget to check out Charley Patton. Robert Johnson, Son House, Bukka White, and a lot of the other "greats" were inspired by Mr. Patton.
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RE: New Player From the Sunny South

Postby bow » Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:07 am

Howdy Pete!

Welcome to teh Big Road..

Pull up a chair on the Porch, Grab your Favorite Beverage and pick a little!

I am new here, new to slide, and really enjoy this place..

The Sunny South? it is 32 in Houston right now... Lawdy Mama... it is chilly!
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