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Jul 18, 2019 - 8:37:21 AM

bsed

USA

3985 posts since 6/23/2007

I'm looking for a version of this tune because I want to include it in a project I am doing (which I might describe in a later posting). All of the You Tubes I've seen are only the 2-parters (except for Molsky, who throws in a third extra part sometimes).

I was surprised that I couldn't even find Charlie Bowman's version. Maybe it's on Slippery Hill. I'll look.

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:47:34 AM
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DougD

USA

9266 posts since 12/2/2007

Multipart version played by Charlie Bowman: youtu.be/5WIZ0jCIQJ8

Jul 18, 2019 - 2:03:57 PM

bsed

USA

3985 posts since 6/23/2007

Thanks Doug!

What I want to do with this is play a musical joke on our local jam leader. Someone had suggested we play Forked Deer. So she asks "You want the 5-part or the 2-part?"

The problem I guess I have is that it just seems to me that the 5-part has become kind of chique. And I happen to believe that the 3 extra parts bear no melodic resemblance to the first 2 parts. Meaning that you could stick those parts of the tune on another D tune and nobody might be the wiser.

So the joke, then, is I'll take a tune like Soldier's Joy and make it a 5-part tune. Then I can announce to the jam that I will now play Soldier's Joy, only this is the 5-part version.devilblush

Jul 18, 2019 - 3:29:02 PM

DougD

USA

9266 posts since 12/2/2007

You're welcome. Listening to that again this morning I wondered if those three parts are a completely different tune, and the record was intended to be a medley. Maybe I'll ask around here and see if anybody knows.
BTW, the person who posted that tune is responsible for a huge amount of great old time music on YouTube.

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:53:39 AM
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carlb

USA

2165 posts since 2/2/2008

As I remembered, Burl Hammons played one of those extra parts. It can be heard in his playing of Forked Deer at 41'30" in the recording at
https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/sfc/id/45561/rec/1

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:09:09 AM

4284 posts since 9/26/2008
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Here's the 5 part version I am familiar with:

Ed Haley's "Forked Deer"

Also ,I agree with Doug about that recording of Mr. Bowman, definitely a medley. 

Edited by - ChickenMan on 07/19/2019 10:11:41

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