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Welcome to my Hometown!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013


When the Red Red Robbin

Comes Bob Bob Bobbing along, along

There'll be no more crying when he starts singing

His own sweet song:


GET UP  GET OUT OF BED..........................

Hi Everybody:
Tonight I bring You the following Wikipedia excerpts for the day listed spanning the time frame from 1700 to 1900. I listed several days in January to give You the Idea. Go to Your Google Box and type in the month and day (not a year). Hit search. You will see Wikipedia come up; click on that one. There You will see an event timeline. Keep up with the History because everything old will turn new again. Next, I have Vids on the Battle Of New Orleans. This is happening all over again.
Finally, for a few moments of pleasure, I found you Blue Grass!
January 6
·         1809 – Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during theNapoleonic Wars.
·         1838 – Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
·         1839 – The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
·         1853 – President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
·         1870 – The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
·         1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
1900 – Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at LadysmithBoer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders
January 7
·         1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
·         1785 – Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
·         1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used.
·         1835 – HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
·         1894 – William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
January 8
·         1734 – Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera HouseCovent Garden.
·         1746 – Second Jacobite RisingBonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
·         1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
·         1806 – Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
·         1811 – An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
·         1815 – War of 1812Battle of New Orleans – Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
·         1835 – The United States national debt is zero for the only time.
·         1867 – African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
·         1877 – Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf MountainMontana Territory.
·         1889 – Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.
January 9
·         1760 – Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
·         1768 – In London, England, Great BritainPhilip Astley stages the first modern circus.
·         1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
·         1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
·         1799 – British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the poundto raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars.
·         1806 – Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
·         1816 – Sir Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
·         1822 – The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese King João VI, beginning the Brazilian independence process.
·         1839 – The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
·         1857 – The Fort Tejon earthquake strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
·         1858 – Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
·         1861 – American Civil War: The "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the "First Shots of the American Civil War".
·         1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
·         1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
·         1878 – Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
·         1880 – The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high winds and heavy snow.
·         1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
January 10
·         1776 – Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense.
·         1806 – Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
·         1810 – Napoleon Bonaparte divorces his first wife Joséphine.
·         1861 – American Civil WarFlorida secedes from the Union.
·         1863 – The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
·         1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
·         1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.


Decisive Battles: New Orleans 2/3


Decisive Battles: New Orleans 3/3


Bluegrass and Battle Creek - Battle of New Orleans


Bluegrass music

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a sub-genre of country music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of Appalachia.[1] It has mixed roots in ScottishIrish and English[2]traditional music, and also later influenced by the music of African-Americans[3] through incorporation of jazz elements.
Immigrants from the Great Britain and Ireland arrived in Appalachia in the 18th century, and brought with them the musical traditions of their homelands. These traditions consisted primarily of English and Scottish ballads&—which were essentially unaccompanied narrative—and dance music, such as Irish reels, which were accompanied by a fiddle.[4] Many older Bluegrass songs come directly from the British Isles. Several Appalachian Bluegrass ballads, such as Pretty SaroBarbara Allen,Cuckoo Bird and House Carpenter, come from England and preserve the English ballad tradition both melodically and lyrically.[5] Others, such as The Twa Sisters, also come from England; however, the lyrics are about Ireland.[6] Some Bluegrass fiddle songs popular in Appalachia, such as "Leather Britches", and "Pretty Polly", have Scottish roots.[7] The dance tune Cumberland Gapmay be derived from the tune that accompanies the Scottish ballad Bonnie George Campbell.[8]Other songs have different names in different places; for instance in England there is an old ballad known as "A Brisk Young Sailor Courted Me", but exactly the same song in North American Bluegrass is known as "I Wish My Baby Was Born".[9]
In Bluegrass, as in some forms of jazz, one or more instruments each takes its turn playing the melody and improvising around it, while the others perform accompaniment; this is especially typified in tunes called breakdowns. This is in contrast to old-time music, in which all instruments play the melody together or one instrument carries the lead throughout while the others provide accompaniment. Breakdowns are often characterized by rapid tempos and unusual instrumental dexterity and sometimes by complex chord changes.
Bluegrass music has attracted a diverse following worldwide. Bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe characterized the genre as: "Scottish bagpipes and ole-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound."

New Orleans Street Band Plays Bluegrass on Frenchmen Street


Emmylou Harris - Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight - live 1978 remastered 2012


Emmylou Harris -The Angels Rejoiced Last Night - live 1978 - remastered 2012


Emmylou Harris - The darkest hour is just before dawn


...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. Love You all and wish you well-

Of Course, another great performance!

Emmylou Harris - One Of These Days


WARNING For February 3: