"T for Texas" Canjo COOKIE TIN 4 String Fretless Guitar Dobro Banjo Country Slide Thing Mark Stowe

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Uploaded on May 12, 2010 by Mark Stowe Powered by YouTube

Just three verses of 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. Of course there are a million cover versions of this song. 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) If you are interested in all types of homemade instruments like cigar box guitars, washtub basses, diddley bo, ukes, banjos, canjos, kalimbas, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, stompers, drums, flutes and more then be sure and check out the Handmade Music Clubhouse http://handmademusic.ning.com/ Check out the Cigar Box Nation with free plans on how to make your own Cigar Box Guitars http://www.cigarboxnation.com/
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