"Call Me" - acoustic, live version on MD

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"Call Me" - acoustic, live version on MD

Postby Sam E. » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:32 am

Last weekend, I was a featured artist at the Folk Music Society of New York's Fall Weekend. (Hammered dulcimer champion Dan Duggan's trio was the other featured act, and they were wonderful.) I opened my Saturday concert set with this acoustic version of "Call Me," by Blondie. (I say "acoustic," because I also have an electric version of this on YouTube.) I introduced this as a jig, collected somewhere around New York City in the last century by a folklorist named Deborah Harry. :twisted:

They tend to be a more traditional-oriented audience, so my two sets were all-acoustic. In fact, the next morning, I was chatting with one audience member, and when I asked if she had a particular favorite song from my set, she said, "The traditional one." Since I didn't play any traditional songs, I assume this "jig" is what she was talking about.

Technical details: Standard dulcimer built by Ron Ewing. Capo on 1st fret. The song starts in Em and modulates a couple of times. The 1+ fret is extensively used in this arrangement. (For popular songs, I find that the 1+ fret is a huge asset.)

Enjoy! :D

Sam

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