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Flora Temple (Camptown Races)


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thetiler

 Genre: Acoustic

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I don't bet on horses, but I thought her story was interesting . . . Flora Temple died on December 21, 1877*

Flora Temple, the "bob-tailed nag" of
Stephen Foster's song, Camptown Races, was born in Oneida County, New York, near the village of Waterville, in 1845.
She began winning informal road races, and after winning two races on the Union Course on Long Island, she was sold to G.A. Vogel for $600. In 1852, after a two-year layoff due to an injury, and renamed Flora Temple, She was entered in a race against Brown Jim at the Centerville Track in Long Island and won. That really launched hear succesfull harness racing career.

Flora Temple won 92 races!
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Uploaded: Jun 05, 2006 - 12:33:23 AM
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006 - 06:36:16 PM Last Played: Apr 07, 2019 - 01:47:39 AM
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said 4706 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Smiled throughout!
A pleasant take on an old trad. I love the slides in this. Although the
delivery herein is restrained, I sensed an underlying tension---like a
horse just prior to bursting out of the starting gate. Or is it just my cup of
black tea kicking in? Well done Bill!

Take care!
bronco said 4706 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Sliding Across the Finish Line
Sweet slide Bill! Love the understated arrangement. Only negative
would be the background drum and synthesizer? were a little bit too
much for the tune. Would have preferred it without it but that is
definitely nitpicking when you listen to how beautiful and clean you
play. Not many folks can do that with a slide.

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Doadars Uncle said 4706 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Nice beat
Nice tribute to Foster and Flora Temple!

I like the laid back, country feel.

Must be after her retirement.
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Ed Hannifin said 4706 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Lovely traditional feel to this.
It reminds me some of the playing of Harvey Reid.

I like that you don't just have one sound or one approach to the acoustic
guitar. You've got a sound, but it never feels like it confines you.

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 4706 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Lovely traditional feel to this.
It reminds me some of the playing of Harvey Reid.

I like that you don't just have one sound or one approach to the acoustic
guitar. You've got a sound, but it never feels like it confines you.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
thetiler said 4705 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
Lovely traditional feel to this.
Thanks Ed, double the pleasue, its nice to play slide on the tune. Though my
drums tunes don't seem to do as well as my drum less tunes I got a big kick out
of doing this one.



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perceptualvortex said 4706 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Sweet
Very lush sound and playing, excellent. I like the rolling drums too.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4705 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
Local horse race.
This slide guitar infiltrates my mind.
Moreover, another your good tune.
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Einarus said 4702 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
It really is.
It's always a treat hearing you take on pieces which are well known and
add your unique sound to it. "Tiler-izing" it, as it were :)
Yet another nice one.

-E
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