John Palmes

 
John Palmes
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Recording was inspired by the title of Judith's Raggle Taggle Gypsy show on KEOS and then KPSU ..... Had to learn how to play a minor chord on the mouthbow and hoped she'd use it on her show. 

She was also a geologist and a palynologist ... so we could talk science. Did we ever talk about music?

I'm studying sand, and one of Judith's professors from Texas is one of my most valuable correspondents. I met him via a recommendation from Judith....and she got me a carefully collected and documented sand sample from the Columbia Gorge at The Dalles, just the other side of the bridge......


Interesting to know where those George's went..... 

 

(Recorded at Skatebottom Sound, Juneau, Alaska by Albert McDonnell... John Palmes guitar, mouthbow and vocal recorded together... Albert McDonnell did that great bass part, and Tracy Bird was just fine on the bodhran)

 


 


John Palmes

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This is all the mouthbow breaks, the intro and the ending put together for voiceover..... the editing is seamless, but the music changes in odd places if you listen closely... which you aren't supposed to do!

John Palmes

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This is mouthbow intro, maybe 10 seconds, the first verse of the song.. another 10 seconds and the remainder is mouthbow.

John Palmes

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This is a traditional version of Raggle Taggle Gypsy... without the last verse.... if you don't want to have any fun and think that folk music is something to be preserved...

Think what you do to something to preserve it, kill it, skin it, pickle it with borax, put it in formaldehyde, dry it out, put it in a hermetically sealed case in a dark place.