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Tune Names

More so than songs, tunes often have lots of names. Sometimes a tune will take on a regional name. Sometimes, nobody locally will have known the actual title, and so simply call it something else. Sometimes, there will be a name from a tune’s country… Read More

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Buck Fever Rag

Buck Fever Rag was written by the late great Reg Hill. Mr. Hill was the fiddler in Mac Beattie’s Ottawa Valley Melodiers, but he also had several great solo recordings. I’d bet dollars to donuts the scrub-board player on the Reg Hill cut is Mac… Read More

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Earworm Alert

Ever get an earworm? All day today, Amy Rigby’s Dancin’ with Joey Ramone has been swirling around my ever-so-small brain. The only thing to do is pass it on…..

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Jump down turn around….

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder have been playing Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee material together! I’m really enjoying these songs. Back when I was a teenage blues freak I listened to Sonny & Brownie’s music a lot, and when they came to town, my first… Read More