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Re: Non-loop content: musicology

   talk about off topic!! :-)

At 12:09 a.m. 21/04/00 -0400, you wrote:
>At 9:37 PM -0400 4/20/00, Larry Tremblay wrote:
>>  > Now that we've migrated into some sort of historical OT musicology, 
>i was
>>  > wondering if someone could answer a question for me...
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > I have a couple of "hawaiian/polynesian" records from what looks like
>>  > 60's(?).  They are from that period where 'stereo' records were being
>>  > produced and the whole focus was on Stereo, not the image of the band
>>  > themselves.  Actually, it's hard to find the name of the band on 
>>  > records, it all just 'polynesian percussion' and 'island moods' 
>>  > big, big, STEREO SOUND icons on it.
>>  >
>>  > Anyway, listening to these records reminds me so much of traditional
>>  > country/folk music.  Does anyone know any historical connection 
>>  > these two styles?  My musical history is less than stellar...
>>  >
>>Yes, actually the connection you point is, in particular, the
>>"coutry blues" aspect was introduced to Country music via
>>lap steel 'hawaiian' guitar by none othe than Marty Robbins!
>The Hawaiian guitar then migrated across the Atlantic, to be used by 
>King Sunny Ade's bands.
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