Would a fiddle work for JB?

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Would fiddle playing add to JB's sound?

Sounds good to me!
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I'd have to hear it first...
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That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of!
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Would a fiddle work for JB?

Post by Desdamona »

I've been listening to Jessie Winchester a lot lately and it got me thinking
(dangerous, I know). Jessie's recordings have a great sound and that sound
frequently includes a fiddle in the arrangements...

What do you think about Jimmy using a fiddle player from time to time?
Has he ever used one in the past? I can't recall hearing any...
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Post by phjrsaunt »

Even BEFORE Jake started playing eukalele, I'd have said SURE! Would go especially well with the bluegrassy arrangements, as well as more "classical" arrangements. Who knows, Jimmy may go "orchestral" on us one day :wink:
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Post by SharkOnLand »

My first thought: Eww.

I think a fiddle would be too much, but I suppose it would depend on the song/arrangement... So I went with "listen first, judge later" :)
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Post by Desdamona »

phjrsaunt wrote:Even BEFORE Jake started playing eukalele, I'd have said SURE! Would go especially well with the bluegrassy arrangements, as well as more "classical" arrangements. Who knows, Jimmy may go "orchestral" on us one day :wink:
I'm hoping it wouldn't head toward "orchestral" (that's why I chose to use
the word "fiddle") but that might even be OK if it was a rare occurance.
The "big band" sound has been fun, and the bluegrass sound too... so why not?
I just can't see operatic or heavy hip-hop though.
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Post by LIPH »

Desdamona wrote:I just can't see ... heavy hip-hop though. :wink:
Don't be disrespectin' JB, yo.
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Post by phjrsaunt »

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Post by RinglingRingling »

LIPH wrote:
Desdamona wrote:I just can't see ... heavy hip-hop though. :wink:
Don't be disrespectin' JB, yo.
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Post by LIPH »

phjrsaunt wrote:Image
LIPH's high school graduation picture? :lol:
(Sorry Larry! I just feel extra sassy today!!) :lol:
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Post by myke212 »

Being a fan of bluegrass, I think that there are some songs that it would work on.
Maybe Great filling station Holdup,or Peanut Butter Conspiracy?
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Post by Tiki Bar »

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Post by PIA »

maybe if i heard it first....but right now...id have to say no....
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Post by The Lost Manatee »

I'm in the hear it first and see how it goes crowd. I can think of some great fiddlers that may be able make it work and then some that it wouldn't do well with. I think Natalie McMasters would be able to make it work, as an example.

Or he could get someone like Jean Luc Ponty or Valerie Vigoda who play more of a jazz style violin but both can certainly make it sound like a fiddle.
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Post by FINSUPinIdaho »

Doesn't WDWGDAS have a fiddle???

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Post by Sidew13 »

When Clint Black joined Jimmy in concert back in July of 2000, wasn't a fiddle used then?
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Post by sonofabeach »

FINSUPinIdaho wrote:Doesn't WDWGDAS have a fiddle???
yes, it does but I can't think of any others right now
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Post by changingchannels »

no fiddle!! just bring back the full horn section so we can here some more fruitcakes and kinja stuff!!!
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Post by SharkOnLand »

FINSUPinIdaho wrote:Doesn't WDWGDAS have a fiddle???
Not really his best work....
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Post by wannabejane »

Can I do the fiddlin'? :wench:
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Post by East Texas Parrothead »

myke212 wrote:Being a fan of bluegrass, I think that there are some songs that it would work on.
Maybe Great filling station Holdup,or Peanut Butter Conspiracy?
Yeah....and if he *ever* covers Guy Clarke's THE CAPE ... :D
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Post by buffettbride »

i think jimmy needs more cowbell.

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