Tuesday, November 10, 2009

musical notes

Further to Lorne's notes -- and because my excerpts were too long to fit on a notes section of the blog:

Probably both those songs caught Dad's attention as popular recordings of pieces that were easy to learn when he first learned to play guitar. Pete Seeger recorded a version of Jimmy Crack Corn that was probably in the mainstream radio playlist in the late 50's, and the same is true of a recording of Big Rock Candy Mountain by Burl Ives, whom I know Dad liked.

From Wikipedia, see further quite interesting info re:

"Big Rock Candy Mountain"

"Blue Tail Fly", "De Blue Tail Fly", or "Jimmy Crack Corn"

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