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    Default Hello from Tennessee

    I just found this forum and it looks like a great place to talk Blues. I've listened to and loved blues for as long as I've been listening to music. First it was Lightnin' Hopkins, then when I heard Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers, I was addicted. Here lately I've been going back to the '20s-'30s listening to blues banjo, since I've gotten back into playing that instrument.

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    My screen name is a reference to where I grew up, Northwest Louisiana, US 80 runs right through it.

    Look forward to hanging out with other blues lovers.
    Regards,
    F. D.

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    Welcome, Hwy80. You may know this, but it surprises lots of people to know the banjo is an African instrument... and a strong part of the earliest Blues and Jug Band music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesHawk View Post
    Welcome, Hwy80. You may know this, but it surprises lots of people to know the banjo is an African instrument... and a strong part of the earliest Blues and Jug Band music.
    Thanks.

    You're right - I have two books which tell the history of the banjo's travel from Africa to Appalachia and beyond: African Banjo Echos in Appalachia by Cecelia Conway and the legendary Sinful Tunes and Spirituals by Dena Epstein. Recent groups such as the Carolina Chocolate Drops have utilized this history in their performances and style.
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    I'm new to this how do I chat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwy80 View Post
    I just found this forum and it looks like a great place to talk Blues. I've listened to and loved blues for as long as I've been listening to music. First it was Lightnin' Hopkins, then when I heard Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers, I was addicted. Here lately I've been going back to the '20s-'30s listening to blues banjo, since I've gotten back into playing that instrument.

    Lightnin'_Hopkins.jpg KotDBS1.jpg

    My screen name is a reference to where I grew up, Northwest Louisiana, US 80 runs right through it.

    Look forward to hanging out with other blues lovers.
    I'm new here how do I chat?

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwy80 View Post
    I just found this forum and it looks like a great place to talk Blues. I've listened to and loved blues for as long as I've been listening to music. First it was Lightnin' Hopkins, then when I heard Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers, I was addicted. Here lately I've been going back to the '20s-'30s listening to blues banjo, since I've gotten back into playing that instrument.

    Lightnin'_Hopkins.jpg KotDBS1.jpg

    My screen name is a reference to where I grew up, Northwest Louisiana, US 80 runs right through it.

    Look forward to hanging out with other blues lovers.
    I'm new how do I chat

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwy80 View Post
    I just found this forum and it looks like a great place to talk Blues. I've listened to and loved blues for as long as I've been listening to music. First it was Lightnin' Hopkins, then when I heard Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers, I was addicted. Here lately I've been going back to the '20s-'30s listening to blues banjo, since I've gotten back into playing that instrument.

    Lightnin'_Hopkins.jpg KotDBS1.jpg

    My screen name is a reference to where I grew up, Northwest Louisiana, US 80 runs right through it.

    Look forward to hanging out with other blues lovers.
    How do we chat?

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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    How do we chat.......

    We don't....
    We post....someone answers....

    Are you a bot? You asked the same question 4 times in a row......

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    Quote Originally Posted by acoustic blues View Post
    I'm new to this how do I chat?

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    By "chat" do you mean typing in real time?
    If so...I don't think it happens much here.
    This is a nice BB full of cool people, but it moves more at the rate of the growth of The Blues
    Type a comment, question, etc. into the appropriate forum and see who picks it up.
    Welcome!

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    To reply to someone's message, look at the bottom right of their post. See "Reply" with the arrow? Click on that and your reply box will open. Type your message in that box and then click at the lower right "Post Quick Reply".

    Hope this helps, TS.

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