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Jan 25, 2023 - 6:03:13 AM
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253 posts since 9/3/2022

I love when an algorithm does it's job. Stumbled on this fine tune the other day and it has me totally distracted. Loving this tune. Just wanted to share this version.

Jan 25, 2023 - 6:13:47 AM
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10750 posts since 3/19/2009

One of my all time favorite tunes..

Jan 25, 2023 - 6:31:08 AM
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Erockin

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253 posts since 9/3/2022

quote:
Originally posted by TuneWeaver

One of my all time favorite tunes..


First it was "Booth Shot Lincoln" now it's this. Pig Ankle Rag is my lesson project at this current time but dang, there is so many tunes I want to learn and grasp but there is not enough time in the day. "Focus, Eric...Focus" lol 

Jan 25, 2023 - 7:31:52 AM
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RobBob

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2898 posts since 6/26/2007

Joe has rerecorded this tune on his new CD of all original tunes. Great stuff.
https://joethrift.bandcamp.com/track/one-more

Jan 25, 2023 - 7:36:20 AM

Erockin

USA

253 posts since 9/3/2022

quote:
Originally posted by RobBob

Joe has rerecorded this tune on his new CD of all original tunes. Great stuff.
https://joethrift.bandcamp.com/track/one-more


Thanks! Headed there now. There goes the rest of my day! :)

Jan 25, 2023 - 7:42:17 AM

Erockin

USA

253 posts since 9/3/2022

2 songs in...I just purchased.

Jan 25, 2023 - 4:37:40 PM
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3223 posts since 9/13/2009
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Whiteface, IIRC originally (or where lots of folks learned the tune) was from the "Redhots" album... one of my favorite albums. Not sure if still available. [edit: I did find it online "Ready to Roll"]

Joe wrote many good tunes. There's a CD he released last year "One More" a collection of his most popular tunes. 

He has been in a lot of other bands that have recordings... all good.

Edited by - alaskafiddler on 01/25/2023 16:42:58

Jan 25, 2023 - 5:51:24 PM
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DougD

USA

10986 posts since 12/2/2007

Eric, since you mentioned Pig Ankle Rag - There are about 50 million renditions of that one on YouTube, but here are two of my favorites:
youtu.be/QKnDgIPh2N0 Its amazing, but this wild group actually sounds pretty musical. They're playing for a good cause too.
youtu.be/H2ZMmIGCHfA What's not to like here? An attractive girl who plays quite nicely and a guest appearance by Krazy Kat!

Jan 26, 2023 - 12:51:07 PM
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RobBob

USA

2898 posts since 6/26/2007

quote:
Originally posted by DougD

Eric, since you mentioned Pig Ankle Rag - There are about 50 million renditions of that one on YouTube, but here are two of my favorites:
youtu.be/QKnDgIPh2N0 Its amazing, but this wild group actually sounds pretty musical. They're playing for a good cause too.
youtu.be/H2ZMmIGCHfA What's not to like here? An attractive girl who plays quite nicely and a guest appearance by Krazy Kat!


I remember where I first heard Pig Ankle Rag, some bunch of hippies called the Highwoods String Band.  My wife is teaching it right now in another room.

Jan 26, 2023 - 2:33:25 PM
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DougD

USA

10986 posts since 12/2/2007

Yeah, its kind of astonishing. Of course we didn't write it and I'm not exactly sure where we learned it, but I think Walt, Mac and Bob learned it from Ron Hughey out in California. Sam McGee played a somewht similar version that's on YouTube, but I think most modern renditions come directly or indirectly from our 1976 recording. Apparently it became an examination piece in some royal school of music curriculum, and there are YouTubes of people playing it all over the world.
One thing is that most people just learn the basic melody and repeat it over and over, but Ron played a lot of variations and so did Walt. Its in that little concert segment I posted on Dropbox, and although we'd already recorded it the record hadn't been released but the audience still responded. Its a catchy tune.
Enough about that. I still like Captain Banjo's Street band and Krazy Kat!

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:22:45 PM
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bacfire

USA

23 posts since 3/26/2008

My fave pig ankle is Arkansas fiddler Ray Curbow's "Pig Ankle Blues", a slowed-down, crooked, and slightly different version. In fact, I think it's one of my favorite tunes, period. It's on one of the Rounder "Trad. Fiddle of the Ozarks" or something like that. Curbow credits the version to Glenn "Blue" (spelled waay differently), an older fiddler local to him.

Jan 27, 2023 - 4:50:55 AM

Erockin

USA

253 posts since 9/3/2022

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll get through these today. I love that album "One More"

I have a special place with Highwoods String Band in my heart and look here...full circle!
20 plus years ago I was playing at the Purple Fiddle and a gentleman in an old Volkswagen van handed me two CDs.
Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers and Highwoods String Band. I was in love. I couldn't find much online and it seemed like that was the only album. I wore that CD out to the point it was unlistenable. I understand what twin fiddles are and how special that is now that I play.

One of the first songs I learned with my wife on bass was "You ain't talking to me"

Again, ya'll are gracious with music info and I'm grateful for it. Cheers!

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