John Shaw


Location: Bristol
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Bob Ridley

Bob Ridley

style or instrument: "Hourglass" (1993)

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John Shaw
06/29/16 04:27:48PM @john-shaw:

Thanks for your comments, Strumelia! Actually, just as you thought, Bob Ridley DID originate in America as a minstrel song, and crossed the pond over to Britain in the nineteenth century minstrel craze. Not all songs travelled westward across the Atlantic!

06/29/16 10:35:32AM @strumelia:

This is very cool!  Bob Ridley was a very popular mid-1800s American 'minstrel era' song, as sung here by the Canebrake Minstrels:

 I never realized the song was 'imported' to America.

Wonderfully played and sung, John!