Diddley Bow Pioneer late 1800
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Comment by BrianQ. on June 25, 2022 at 8:27pm

Yes, Wesseh is the guy who played gas can guitars from Africa who Shane was helping out, Brushy is from Jamaica tho? I joined the nation well before Brushy surfaced, but I posted his “chicken in the corn” video several times on the chat page about 9 years ago? Maybe that’s what you’re thinking about, hard to keep track of all the players out there these days?

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 25, 2022 at 7:45pm

Not resently! believe it must be quit a fjew years  back now ,maybee even before you joined? dono,my memmorie usaly surves me well , but you must know Shane better then i do, and you are closer to him then i do, when you have the chance, you can allway's ponder him about it if he remembers ,he told about him believe it was one of those trad songs whit corn in the ......he did not have the rasta look back then ,and he was facinated mostly becouse of the oil or petrol can guitar he played at the time. but then again i can be mistaken !

Comment by BrianQ. on June 25, 2022 at 11:30am

I know Brushy well, but I’ve never heard Shane mention him?

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 25, 2022 at 10:15am

This is the guy BrianQ! its Buschy One String from Africa ,he play's a ordenairy acoustic whit just one string ! say a more luxery Diddley ! 

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 24, 2022 at 9:02pm

Great Picture brianQ ! 

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 24, 2022 at 8:59pm

Yup BrianQ the simplisety from a board or plank, a wire ,and a tension construction to tune ,wheater it be a bottle a wood block  a can or what ever  ,to get a driving sound  as a acompinament  for the human voice is a great Human Folk contribution from the American People. but most americans are decendance from european or African ancesters so the hole thing is a means of  Human exspression whit a verbal  story telling Intend ,that ia a global thing ,like Gunpowder, Bookprinting,light ,music these are worldly human exspresions that divine who we are ! So Yes these exspressions move us and give us energie and soul power !

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 24, 2022 at 8:43pm

is that his real name? BrianQ ,you got a picture to go whit that?

Comment by BrianQ. on June 24, 2022 at 2:01pm

Andries, I think you’re getting Willie mixed up with Wesseh from Liberia? 

Comment by BrianQ. on June 24, 2022 at 1:56pm

Moses Williams played a Diddley made from a hollow door, he also had some wire screwed into the wall of his home?

ya’ gotta love the roots of the instrument & the inspiration it’s given us!!!

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 24, 2022 at 4:24am

here is a other picture from the library of congres FolkFest USA two Boy's playing the diddley plank in the traditional way whit a bottle a wire and a plank.

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