RE: [Harp-L] positions you can use with diatonic

Good stuff. If you look on the credits on season 1 you will see my name. It was a real treat working with those guys. Yes, Terry played the harp and was a good friend and I was just the Producer's Assistant (grunt). I was between gigs and got the call from TNN to help Rusty Wilcoxen. Rusty used to be a news anchorman in Shreveport and I knew him way back then. When they called me back for season 2, I had to choose to go back on the road doing The Unknown Blues Band gig doing what I would rather do. Performing. Mark was the band leader in an all-star, A-Team Nashville band that backed artists that included some of music's great names. My favorite story was when Larry Carlton and wife Michele Pillar were doing the shows and Michele's guest was Marvin Winans. On the way to the gig, Michele asked me how Marvin was getting along with the band and I told her that Marvin was giving Matt Rollins "black lessons". It became the joke of the day. It was a season that I will never forget even though I was not performing.
Buck Worley

> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:44:48 -0400
> From: betsyrick@xxxxxxxxx
> To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Harp-L] positions you can use with diatonic
> Cara Cooke writes as follows:
> " By the way, one of the most spectacular and memorable fiddle moments in
> Mark O'Conner's performances when he was younger was a showpiece moment in
> "Orange Blossom Special" (a tune, itself, specifically devised decades
> ago to showcase the fiddle).  Somewhere in the blue train vamp, before he
> moved on to the really fast melodic portion, he played the theme from "The
> Flintstones" with each phrase ascending one half step from the last until
> he was back where he started.  He did it with the panache to carry it off
> and make it musical.  Even in a repeated performance, when you knew it was
> coming, the end result always got a smile from the audience.  It was sort
> of a "PDQ Bach" moment for bluegrass."
> A clip of that performance (or a subsequent one) can be found at
> WOW!  Great harmonica in there too!
> Betsy


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