Re: [RedHotJazz] Oscar Aléman
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From: "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Oscar Aléman
> At 08:03 AM 09/11/07, you wrote:
>>Incidentally, what's Hi.Tec about Oscar's playing? You've lost me there,
>>especially as he mostly played a dobro.
> Howard, when you say "dobro", do you mean that literally, or are you
> using the term to mean *resonator guitar*? Do you happen to know
> whether it had a wooden or metal body?
I never dug the question but Aleman's intrument is often referred to as a
*metal* Dobro. Not the wooden thing commonly used in bluegrass music of
course (and I also thought it was a National), there *were* (expensive)
metal Dobro's - metal-bodied, with the "spider" system. I was about to
provide a link for the wonderful pics I has bookmarked, but unfortunately
the site has vanished!