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Comment by Edward Sparks on January 10, 2012 at 5:04pm

Hey Dan, listening to each others stories here is what we are all about!  Welcome home! Edward

Comment by Dan Randolph on January 10, 2012 at 4:21pm

There is one person who I have seen play this Gibson who is not famous but should have been. 

My Grandmothers brother, George Smith.  He wrote the song "The Great Speckled Bird". 

For those of us old enough to remember, it was the song that made Roy Acuff really famous. 

I have newspaper articles of the first time the two of them met.  It was about 40 years after the song was a hit. 

I know, the copyright says Acuff-Rose .. but .. there is a story about that also.  Bad things happened in the music business back then.

Thanks for listening to me.

Comment by Dan Randolph on January 10, 2012 at 4:11pm

Thank you sir .. God go with you!

Comment by Michael T. Swisher on January 10, 2012 at 3:47pm

Dan,

Thanks for the wonderful story. It is a great reminder that with age comes history, dragging along the deep earth of tradition. That L-50 shines with the affection and respect you so obviously carry with it. It's a wonder it still fits in the case. And, somehow, it seems a much more stunning heirloom than any old milk-cow.

By the way, the Stella's a cutie. I can almost hear its plunkity-plunk-thump.

Peace,

Michael

Comment by Dave G on January 9, 2012 at 5:01pm

Good vibe, Dan.

Comment by Dan Randolph on January 9, 2012 at 4:43pm

Michael,

This 1946 Gibson L-50 belonged to my Grandmother.  She played it at home and at Church.  In 1946 she had a Stella, as did most poor folks at that time.  My Grandfather decided that she deserved a better guitar.  They had no money, so he took the family milk cow and walked her down to the auction.  He sold the cow, took the money and walked to the music store.  There he bought Grandma this Gibson.  Walked home and gave it to her.  It has been in the family ever since, my grandma, now me.  I have a '40 era Stella hanging in my living room to remind me of where the family has been and where the family came from.

Comment by Michael T. Swisher on January 8, 2012 at 11:46pm

Dan,

Ditto to Edward's welcome. He is always on top of things and always a gentleman, as you will find out.

Nice guitar. Details, please. We here at GAO just love to drool!

Peace,

Michael

Comment by Dan Randolph on January 8, 2012 at 1:36pm

Thank you.

Comment by Edward Sparks on January 8, 2012 at 11:32am

Welcome Dan!

Comment by Dan Randolph on January 8, 2012 at 10:57am

Hello to all.

 

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