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LLOYD LOAR MANDOLINS
Tony Williamson

Total Time: 47:40

  1. Theme/Twin River Rag - Gold 'un
  2. All Of Me - Cleveland
  3. Secret Love - Tiger
  4. Manha De Carnival/Tico Tico - Short Fern
  5. Cherokee - Crusher
  6. Satin Doll - Lloyd's Brother
  7. I'll Never Find Another You - The Fern
  8. Dusty Miller - Mon
  9. Fiddle Tunes - The Twenty-Two
  10. What Is This Thing Called Love - Fred
  11. Ain't Misbehavin' - Zeibarth
  12. Lovely Hula Hands - Green Hornet
  13. Song For Aimée - Lloyd
  14. Lloyd Loar Mandolin Song - Lloyd
  15. scale A: The Fern #84682
  16. scale B: Fred #75702 2/18/24
  17. scale C: 22 #71633 12/20/22
  18. scale D: Cleveland #75696 2/18/24
  19. scale E: 2006 Paul Duff F-5
  20. scale F: Gold 'un #79719 12/1/24
  21. scale G: Green Hornet #72060 2/8/23
  22. scale H: Lloyd #75941 3/31/24
  23. scale I: Lloyd's other brother Lloyd #72450 3/16/23
  24. scale J: Mon #73994 7/9/23
  25. scale K: Short Fern #87367
  26. scale L: Tiger #72211 4/26/23
  27. scale M: Zeibarth #72857 4/12/23

  28. TONY WILLIAMSON - Mandolins
Tim Weed - Milagros

This album features solo performances by Tony Williamson on a baker's dozen of the world's finest mandolins, most of which were signed and dated by the legendary acoustical engineer Lloyd Loar. A team of brilliant craftsmen built these instruments in the Gibson factory of Kalamazoo, Michigan in a two year period beginning December of 1922, except for two which were shipped out a few years later with no signatures

All instruments on this CD are preserved in original condition except #87367 which has been restored to period correct condition. They were set up identically and strung with D'Addario EXP74 strings. Each mandolin was played studio live into a pair of vintage Neumann u47 microphones and delivered through Neve pre-amps.

"There were no electronic effects or EQ used in mixing and only minimum room placement employed in mastering. It is our hope that you can hear the natural brilliance of these amazing instruments and also that you may appreciate the subtle differences in their tonal nuance. For photos, history and details of each individual instrument and stories about the songs, please visit: http://mandolincentral.com/lloar.html.

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All of Me

Twin River Rag