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Old Piano Adventure The Saloon Sound
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/piano1.html ^

Posted on 09/12/2013 10:40:36 AM PDT by navysealdad

Guy buys a 100-year-old saloon piano for $75 and coaxes magic out of it.

(Excerpt) Read more at angelfire.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; piano

1 posted on 09/12/2013 10:40:36 AM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Fun stuff - thanks for posting.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 10:48:04 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: navysealdad

Anyone know the boogie woogie song he is playing?


3 posted on 09/12/2013 10:52:28 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: navysealdad
One can well imagine while listening to that beat up old piano that it could tell many stories from its saloon days from ragtime through prohibition. Maybe it was the gathering point in a bordello of old. One can imagine bad guys like Butch Cassidy or Dillinger standing next to it with a drink in one hand and a handful in the other.

I enjoyed that video.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 10:57:06 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: navysealdad

Thumbtacks in the hammers give it that “saloon” sound.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 10:58:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: navysealdad

Sounds like our old upright after we put thumbtacks in the hammers.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: nathanbedford

Reminds me of Jonathan Winters as `Mrs. Sally Sweetwater’ who when asked if she would like to see her son run for President someday (he recorded this during the 1964 campaign) replied,

“Of course I would. But I don’t think he stands a chance.”

“Why not?”

“You see, he plays the piano in a cathouse!”

;^)


7 posted on 09/12/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: navysealdad

Awesome! That had my one good foot tapping!


8 posted on 09/12/2013 11:07:12 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: elcid1970
But, like Bill Clinton and marijuana, he never went upstairs.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 11:07:19 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: navysealdad

Wayne Watson tune, “Touch of the Master’s Hand”, comes to mind.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 11:08:24 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Fresh Wind

Thumbtacks in the hammers give it that “saloon” sound. ............... they give it a more sustained ringing sound. I did that back in the 50’s with our piano when the honky tonk type music became popular again. Can’t do it with mine now, its electric.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 11:18:30 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Hang'emAll

I think it is “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B”. Was a real, real popular song and some kinda Purdy gals sang it.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 11:57:08 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: biff
I think it is “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B”. Was a real, real popular song and some kinda Purdy gals sang it.

And then Bette Midler butchered it.

13 posted on 09/12/2013 11:58:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Around WWII wasn’t it?


14 posted on 09/12/2013 12:01:42 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Back in the late 50’s when I was a young whipper snapper we got snowed in at Silverton, Co. for three days. Spent the whole time in an old hotel that was build during the silver mining boom of the late 1800’s. Of course, was period decorated, probably mostly original, and the bar had one of the old pianos with corresponding age gal playing it. She was about 60 and had played in saloons all around Colorado her whole life and boy could she play that thing. She would play with people standing around the piano just like in the movies and she could tell stories just as well as she could play.

Fun time.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 12:09:32 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: navysealdad

Excellent post, thank you. I’d love to hear a guy from the 60’s Bay Area named Nicky Hopkins wring that thing out.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 12:49:12 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: biff

Biff, sounds like my college days, when I would play at bars for tips and drinks. Almost flunked out my 1st year. Played to 2 am, went back to the dorm, and slept for 3 hours, and went to my am biology class still tired and half drunk. I didn’t do well in any of my am classes.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 8:23:11 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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