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SonicMan46:
Believe that we need to start this thread in the Diner on the 'new' GMG Forum for our non-classical listening posts - here is the LINK to the same thread on the 'old' forum - for those just joining us, the old thread contains 179 pages w/ many posts discussing & recommending all different types of non-classical music - take a look, if interested.

For those w/ an interest in Bluegrass & Old Timey Mountain String Music, an article in my local newspaper this AM peaked an interest.  Just north of Winston-Salem (NC) is Mt. Airy just about on the Virginia state line - home of Andy Griffith of Mayberry fame & the old TV show.  Well, the place has a long time rich tradition of 'old time' country music (acoustic, strings, etc.) - that station has gone 'on-line' - check here WPAQ 740 AM; that article claimed that this is the third oldest radio station in the country still w/ 'live' programming. Report back if you enjoy -  :D

PaulR:
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Lethevich:

SonicMan46:

--- Quote from: SonicMan on April 06, 2007, 06:07:55 AM ---For those w/ an interest in Bluegrass & Old Timey Mountain String Music, an article in my local newspaper this AM peaked an interest.  Just north of Winston-Salem (NC) is Mt. Airy just about on the Virginia state line - home of Andy Griffith of Mayberry fame & the old TV show.  Well, the place has a long time rich tradition of 'old time' country music (acoustic, strings, etc.) - that station has gone 'on-line' - check here WPAQ 740 AM; that article claimed that this is the third oldest radio station in the country still w/ 'live' programming. Report back if you enjoy -  :D

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Oops, I forgot to mention - the first 'streaming' of this channel online included some fiddling by Benton Flippen, a legend from the area - he is now 86 y/o (pic below of how he now looks); but if you want to hear what this music is about, pick up the excellent Rounder disc - these are recordings from 1949 to 1993, done in North Carolina, including several in my home town of Winston-Salem (just 45 mins south on HW 52 - beautiful view of Pilot Mtn!); BTW, the front picture on this CD is from about 1950; he first appeared on WPAQ in 1948.  :)

 

SonicMan46:
Thomas 'Fats' Waller (1904-1943) - jazz pianist, composer, & comedic entertainer - just received the 3-CD box set in the mail (previously, had only a 1-CD overview compilation - plenty of these are available & good way to be introduced to Fats); the box set - first CD: his own compositions & performances; second CD: instrumental works; and third CD: performances of others - click on the image for track listings & reviews of the set, which is quite 'cheap' on Amazon (got my set from BMG Music Club); the booklet is long w/ plenty of pics & superb.  Second image of him w/ the beautiful Lena Horne from Stormy Weather, not a great movie, but the entertainment is wonderful, including that of Fats!  If you are unware of this great American personality, then an introduction is needed quickly - give him a try & report back!   ;D :)

 

Edit - just wanted to try & bring a previous post into the 'new' forum - the 'modify' button on my old post was not available to me - so had to 'copy & paste', do some HTML reformatting, & also 'copy the imaging properties' - just FYI; if there is an easier way, please let us know - thanks -  :)

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