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"T for Texas" Cookie Tin 4 String fretless guitar dobro banjo slide thing Mark Stowe

Just an old country song I always loved.
The original Blue Yodel #1 was recorded by Jimmie Rodgers, the Singing Brakeman. The song was originally going to be call "T For Texas" but because Rodger's yodeling was so powerful they changed the named to the "Blue Yodel #1". A true classic that is still more powerful then anything Nashville can handle now. It was Jimmie Rodgers (along with the Carter family) that helped to popularize county music.
Back in the 1970s both Waylon Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd released lived versions of the song, neither of which featured yodeling. Both labeled their versions of the song as "T For Texas".
As for what I'm doing here, I'm just having fun with my 4 String Cookie Tin Body Guitar-Dobro-Banjo thing. Tuned to D-G-D-g with a Piezo Transducer taped to the inside lid.
(Sorry no yodeling here)

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Comment by Ted Crocker on May 14, 2010 at 10:06pm
Mark, that guitar dobro banjo slide thing sounds great, Awesome tune too. Thanks for posting and also for the great description.

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