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Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Dave Hicks, Feb 26, 2021.
Old gospel song, acoustic and electric. Thanks to my wife, Deb Hustin, for adding the backbeat.
I've long noticed the similarities between this song and "Summertime"
Thank you . . .
You're right, but somehow I love Wayfaring Stranger and can't stand Summertime. Wuddayagunnado?
Roud 3339 is a damn fine song and you did it justice.
Love and play both- in kind of a jammy Bluegrass group and we stretch out a bit- folks love it!
Thanks to all for listening.
Puts me in mind of "500 Miles" - but the changes aren't right in some sections, I don't think.
A.k.a. "Libby Prison Hymn" at one time.
Damn that's nice, I've never hear that arrangement before but guess it is the more traditional one
Off to investigate Roud 3339 and other variants
Just found an extraordinary version that I'll post up in Music To Your Ears.
I think I'll be up all night now trawling through the YT rabbit hole
The chord changes are pretty typical for this song. The electric rhythm is playing tremoloed chord fragments a la Jerry Miller in Eilen Jewell's band. The Zoom R8 didn't have any drum tracks that I liked, so my wife is keeping up the back beat with chops on the uke. And the bass is trying hard to play the tonic on the 1 and connect the chords.
That is quite epic - they really built it up! Glad I didn't watch that before I pushed the Rec button.
Check out Bill Monroe's solo version on YT. It was filmed when he was quite advanced in years and had lost some of his vocal power, but he turns it into a field holler.
Really dig it, nice playing and performance!