|View single post by Widow|
|Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2006 08:01 pm||
|Hi, Fuller, you raised a good question. It amuses me that the 2nd South Carolina String Bean is based in Gettysburg.
I love the 97th Regimental String Band. In Feb 2006 I called their phone number in Florida to ask if they were giving any performances in my area, Northern Virginia. A man answered by saying "Happy Birthday, Anheuser Busch."
OMG, I got a wrong number with a nutty recorded message. Then he said it again and laughed. Whew, he was live and real. He said it was an important date in American history, but all I could answer was that I'd never thought of it like that before. He was Rick Moock, the bassist. No public performances, but he gave me the number of a person to call about a private performance in Gettysburg in June 2006.
I ended up going to the Gettysburg muster, and saw the band in person. I asked them to autograph a piece of paper to tape inside one of the CD cases. None of us had any paper, but we found a large bookmark. They scribbled their names on the back, and now I proudly have an autographed CD. That was where I met some of the people in this site: Basecat, Marie, Jimtno, and JD Petruzzi (danced with JD, if he remembers).
Of their 7 CDs, my favorites are:
"Goober Peas" and "Marching through Georgia" on vol. 1
"The Mermaid" on vol. 3.
"All Quiet along the Potomac Tonight" and "Good Ol' Rebel Soldier" on vol. 4.
Some of you may recognize that a fragment of "The Mermaid" was in "Andersonville," in the scene where the Raiders are whooping it up after their successful attack on the fresh fish from Massachusetts.
I love the mandolin work of the 97th Regimental. Lovely singing tone, the mandolin.
I have only vol. 1 of the Camp Chase Fife & Drums. Have they released any more?
Of movie soundtracks, I have "Gettysbeard," as the actors called it. The music expresses perfectly the action and moods.
And Basecat, I have David Kincaid singing "Paddy's Lamentation" on a DVD in the "Civil War Minutes" series. But I don't speak Irish and can't understand a word. It must be a good tune, because the 97th Regimental sings it on vol. 7.