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O.T. (kinda) Review of Sarge's new CD
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Jim Rumbaugh
1372 posts
Jan 11, 2021
6:56 PM
Only kinda O.T. because there is not a lot of blues here.

Sarge (Jim McDonald) graciously sent me a copy of his new CD, titled Poor Man’s Fiddle volume 3. I met Sarge about 2 or 3 years ago at the Bean Blossom Blues Festival. He and I sat down and did a handful of old traditional tunes.

This CD is a collection of 16 instrumental tunes played in that traditional tongue blocking style with tongue slapping giving the backing chords in a solid rhythm. His playing on these tunes is as fine as I have heard anywhere, I would not be surprised if these tracks wound up as background music on a movie about the old west, they are of top professional quality.

Of the 16 tunes, the last 2 do lean to blues content. Both tunes are a one chord drone, where Sarge plays and wails with soul. If you get a chance to meet Sarge, ask him for a CD.

You can also find Sarge on Facebook and he has recently put out a handful of videos. You can check out there.

Jim Rumbaugh

The Harmonica Club of Huntington, WV


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florida-trader
1525 posts
Jan 12, 2021
5:56 AM
I second Jim's motion. I have Sarge's CD and it is good music. Nice artwork on the CD jacket too.
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Gnarly
2951 posts
Jan 13, 2021
7:19 PM
https://jimmcdonald.bandcamp.com/album/poor-mans-fiddle
Moon Cat
823 posts
Jan 13, 2021
7:26 PM
Love Sarge!!
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jbone
3300 posts
Jan 13, 2021
8:19 PM
Sarge posts a lot on my players' page. He is one of us who is carrying the fire from one generation to the next.
Copy and paste the top link just below.
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/1109912442677135/?ref=bookmarks



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waltertore
3056 posts
Jan 13, 2021
10:24 PM
Sarge is an american treasure with his old time style.
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Last Edited by waltertore on Jan 13, 2021 10:31 PM
Gnarly
2952 posts
Jan 14, 2021
3:43 PM
One guy, one harp.
But he did do the swap on the double shuffle part of Orange Blossom Special.
jbone
3301 posts
Jan 15, 2021
8:03 AM
Sarge's CD's- all of them- have stuff you may remember and not even realize! He has an encyclopedic rep of songs taken from the fabric of midwestern culture. Kind of a melting pot from different places.
Sarge does everything to the hilt. I'm proud to call him my friend.
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Music and travel destroy prejudice.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1109912442677135/?ref=bookmarks



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Sarge
825 posts
Jan 16, 2021
2:47 PM
I truly appreciate all the kind words. Thank you!
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