Re: [RedHotJazz] Oscar Aléman
- I was referring to the use of the word dobro which ONLY refers to t e
squareneck variety (which I play both spider and tricone in a period style
band). In the case of a non-squareneck the term that has come to be the
standard is spanish neck guitar or round neck.
> From: Wouter Maréchal <wouter.marechal@...>
> Reply-To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:12:37 +0200
> To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Oscar Aléman
> Yes, indeed, Oscar played a National Tricone being a resonator guitar with
> three resonators connected with a T-bridge. Dobro never made tri-cones but
> mostly spiderbridges on single cones of the vulcano type. I wouldn't call
> these type of guitar a "steel" guitar because steel is refering to the way
> the instrument is played and that is mostly with a steelbar, knive or
> bottleneck. Only the National Duolian had a (plate)steel body, National
> Tricone Were made of Berlin silver and other non ferric metals. Oscar did
> not play "steel" the way Kokomo Arnold nor Casey Bill Weldon (Hawaiian
> style) did. See also Eddie Durham playing (probably) the conventional way on
> Hittin' The Bottle with Jimmy Luncford.
> We all know the picture of Peetie Wheatstraw holding a National Tricone.
> That's the "Aleman" guitar.
> Oscar Aleman is beautifully compiled on Fremaux , France, "Buenos Aires
> Paris 1928-1943" FA020 and Acoutics Dics (California) "Swing guitar
> Masterpieces 1938-1957, ACD 29.
> (I'll join Howard in his bunker with his vision on Django, grin)
> Wouter M.