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Teach your Children Well, song Austraila 9 months 17 hours ago #10222

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Wash boards were also used in Skiffle groups over here in the UK, back in the 50's. ;)

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Teach your Children Well, song Austraila 9 months 15 hours ago #10228

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oh you'll be sending me to the dictionary for that one.

Love the name "Skiffle" if you have any samples I'd be all ears to hear some.

i love music history and since we are off topic doesn't have to be harmonica oriented..but if it is all the more +++

(..best get to my chores for now)

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Teach your Children Well, song Austraila 9 months 14 hours ago #10230

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Here' s a couple for you. :)


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Teach your Children Well, song Austraila 9 months 8 hours ago #10232

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That was nice I feel duly skiffilated now.
the 2nd one was blocked..and the last one was fun figured the fellow was playing a dust bin (what we call a trash barrel)

this is what I found on the washboard as an instrument...couldn't check all the sources but this is the gist of it...

Invented around 1797 it soon became used as a musical instrument along with spoons and jugs by slaves who were outlawed from playing drums because of the fear by white people that they would use drums to communicate to each other as they had been able to do in their home countries.
Not owning anything at 1st music called "hamboning" was literally playing parts of their body to make sounds.
...when I was young I remember a fellow playing "bones" which I figured were rib bones held together much like spoons.

Jug bands came into being as that was all that was available and made instruments out of most anything..hence the washtub bass for example.
it is said that after emancipation that slowly that style of music integrated with new emigrants coming from various countries often also quite poor.

So a man like Washboard Chaz is carrying on a tradition of at least 200 years..(though I don't know if he is aware of that or would agree )

I suppose I should put in a disclaimer here in case others have more info..

The basic belief is that music cannot be stopped it will always exist...

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Teach your Children Well, song Austraila 9 months 8 hours ago #10234

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Spideryak, but music changes. I don’t consider today’s music to be music, unless it sounds like the music of my younger years. We get indoctrinated by the music industry which captures the minds of each generation. There’s no way I can play today’s rock music on the harmonica. I’m happy with the golden oldies of the past. I also think the younger generation would embrace past music if they heard it. But the industry has to keep profits coming, so radios don’t play older stuff.

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Teach your Children Well, song Austraila 8 months 4 weeks ago #10239

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Yes, it does seem that way. I know I don't listen to the radio these days in quite some time (years).
We have it set up so we can listen to music by genre or by musician...so I could listen to Benny Goodman all day long or blues & jazz etc.
... same with music on tv awards, for example, mostly we have no idea who they are talking about..haven't watched the news in a bout a year now,,since things came around the way it did here in the states. with one exception.. I found a 'good news network" on the web that actually has good news.
Don't know how it is in your country but there is actually good news and good music out there..but you sure have to search for it nowadays.

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