Rose of Alabama (1846)

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by MrAstro, May 23, 2019.

  1. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

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    Mar 5, 2015
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    Rose of Alabama (1846) Words by S.S. Steele with special thanks to Tom Roush for uncovering the original lyrics. Rose of Alabama was popularised by the movie "The Outlaw Josie Wales" but was actually an old minstrel song that predated the American Civil War. The tune was apparently popular with the Confederate Soldiers.

    In this version I have arranged a solo guitar arrangement in something resembling Chet Atkin's style on my Gretsch 6120 and also arranged a bluegrass style banjo accompaniment. I also sang the song for a change however I'm no singer so that part of the performance should be rather amusing for everyone :)
     
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    The soldiers would be proud . Great work Mr A
     
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  3. Terrific job! I really enjoyed that. I wish I could play banjo. Well done!
     
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  4. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    Thank you MrAstro, that was just wonderful! A very nice song and well done from you.
     
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  5. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

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    Haha - thanks fellas! Something a bit different eh :)
     
  6. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    Not really, I do like folk/hillbilly/country music :).
     
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  7. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Awesome, thanks for another great tune!
     
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  8. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Great song and well played. Almost wants me to let out a rebel yell
     
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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Certainly different, and well done . . . as always. I enjoyed that very much!
     
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    Like i said over on GDP;
    Nothing wrong with the vocals sir,suits this type of tune !
     
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  11. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

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    Great song, great interpretation.
     
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  12. EC Strat

    EC Strat Electromatic

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Louisville
    Well done!!
     
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  13. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

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    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
    Thank you all very much!

    I remember on youtube I saw a video a while ago of one of the last civil war veterans doing a rebel yell because no one alive has heard it. It was an old video and the veteran was an old man when they took the footage.
     
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  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Another great song, Andrew! Great to see you working on your vocal skills :D.
     
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  15. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

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    Great tune, well done!
     
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  16. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

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    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
    I tried to get the neighbour's dog to howl on it but he was busy yesterday ;-)
     
  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Sheba is available, but she's better at whining than howling! Also her diva dressing room demands can be excessive! ;)
     
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  18. Sonny Strimple

    Sonny Strimple Country Gent

    May 8, 2011
    Western Maryland
    Very well done Mr Astro! Thanks for posting!
     
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  19. brownie

    brownie Synchromatic

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    Oct 29, 2013
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    Good stuff Mr A.
     
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