Re: [Harp-L] Old time player's harp questions

There's transcripts of Bailey talking about his harps. They were
off-the-shelf, and he said a good one would last about 4 years.
I've got the piece somewhere. Might be a website. Will post if I find it.

On 14 April 2013 04:31, <pneupco@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Back in the day when DeFord Bailey and all of the other greats were
> active, did they use strictly off-the-shelf MBs and Old Standbys which were
> used until they wore out and then a new one was gotten, or did they have
> people on hand to keep their harps in tune and well adjusted? Did they do
> the work themselves?
> It seems to me that I read somewhere that Larry Adler had a
> repairman/technician on call and I would imagine that some of the other big
> name night club/stage/vaudeville performers had someone as well. Was that
> common?

Rick Dempster
RMIT Libraries

This archive was generated by a fusion of Pipermail 0.09 (Mailman edition) and MHonArc 2.6.8.