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  The History of the Washboard Industry in the United States : Columbus Washboard Company
The rubbing surface for this washboard had been patented and the name trademarked in 1907.From 1931 to 1938, twenty two other washboard names were introduced to the market place.
Problems successfully faced by the Columbus Washboard Company, were wage and price controls during the second world war and after and not being able to secure metal for the rubbing surfaces during this war.
This may have been a blessing, as the metal shortage caused the glass washboard to be born.
www.columbuswashboard.com /history.htm   (911 words)

 Paris Washboard - 15 Years Fresh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For four pieces - and one of these was a washboard - the sound is surprisingly full and despite the limited instrumentation, the collective verve and rapport, applied to a varied and interesting repertoire, ensures that the music doesn't soon pail.
Consider Paris Washboard, 15 years fresh as their CD title says, and still sounding as if they're enjoying every scatty, rambunctious transformation in their book.
This is their ninth Stomp Off CD, and you can safely file it alongside the others, if you've been sensible enough to acquire any of them, in the knowledge that the music's the kind of tonic which you need after wading through half-a-dozen CIMP recordings.
www.stompoffrecords.com /albums1300/1391.html   (630 words)

 Washboard Jungle
Washboard Jungle, the last of the big-time post-modern jug bands, first got together in 1989.
Washboard Jungle's stage shows were aided and abetted by our director, Michael Yawney; our lighting designer, Diana Arecco Kane; and our costume designer, P. Chelsea Harriman.
Washboard Jungle was supported in part by contributions from Mr.
users.rcn.com /hample/washboardjungle.html   (573 words)

 Washboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The frottoir or vest frottoir (from Cajun French "vest to be rubbed") is played as a stroked percussion instrument, often in a band with a drummer, while the washboard generally is a replacement for drums.
In a jug band, the washboard was stroked with a single whisk-broom and functions as the drums for the band, playing only on the back-beat, for most songs, as a substitute for a snare drum.
Some washboard players may add other small percussion devices to the washboard, such as a cymbal, woodblock, or cowbell, which can periodically be struck to vary the effect.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/W/Washboard.htm   (372 words)

 Washboard Roads, Alaska Science Forum
Mather, who was studying nuclear physics in Australia in the early 1960s, wasn't satisfied with the theories of the time: that washboard roads were caused by "peculiar" soil, wind from passing vehicles, car exhaust, or impulses from car engines.
He noticed several keys to the formation of washboard roads: the road surface had to be non-rigid; the road had to be dry; and washboard tends to form just beyond an irregularity in the road surface, such as a bump, dip or small rock.
The washboard design spreads across the road when other cars repeat the action of the car that initiated it.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF12/1291.html   (620 words)

 Manufacturer, Supplier, Wholesaler of Musical Instruments and Non-Electric Scrubbing Boards and Washing Machines made ...
Washboard Types and Uses: Today, a washboard isn’t necessarily a washboard in the traditional sense.
Washboards have even caught the ears of professional musicians, who use them as percussion instruments for jazz, rhythm and blues performances.
The Columbus Washboard Company is proud to be sending shipments of laundry supplies to help our troops as they strive to fulfill the tasks before them.
www.columbuswashboard.com   (549 words)

 Ted des Plantes' Washboard Wizards - Shim Sham Shimmy Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ted des Plantes formed his Washboard Wizards back in 1987 to revive some of the music recorded by the prolific Clarence Williams in the '20s and '30s.
Born in Plaquemine, Louisiana, sometime during the last decade of the 19th century (historians debate the actual year), Williams gravitated to New Orleans as a teenager, hanging out with the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Tony Jackson, although he was not nearly in their league as a pianist.
Flying in were pianist/leader des Plantes from Cincinnati, reedman John Otto from Chicago, drummer Hal Smith from New Orleans, with the rest of the band (Leon Oakley on cornet, Larry Wright on reeds, John Gill on banjo and trombone, and Ray Cadd on tuba) converging from various California locales.
www.stompoffrecords.com /albums1300/1325.html   (758 words)

 Washboard Hank Home Page
Washboard Hank plays an amazing conglomeration of bells, licence plates, duck calls, etc., and actually gets music out of it.
Legendary cornball cousins Jeff Stewart and Washboard Hank will stretch the limits of live radio and thwack you in the ear with obscure recorded gems and a whole whack of tomfoolery.
Washboard Hank has signed on with A-Major Label, and will have distribution through Outside Music.
www.melmusic.com /washboardhank   (427 words)

 Bands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Washboard Chaz Blues Trio is a New Orleans band that is rapidly becoming a fan favorite.
The band is Washboard Chaz on washboard and vocals, Ben Maygarden on harmonica and vocals and Roberto Luti on guitar.
Band members inclued Jack Fine on cornet and vocals, Sott Hill on trombone, Larry Scalla on guitar, Washboard Chaz on washboard and vocals, Robert Snow on acoustic bass, Bruce Brachman on clarinet and John Rodli on guitar and vocals.
www.washboardchaz.com /bands.html   (404 words)

 Washboard Abs
Everyday, we are bombarded with this sort of advertising, all claiming to turn flabby abs into rock-hard, washboard abs.
You cannot hope to achieve washboard abs if the crunch is the only exercise you do for the whole week.
Try to exercise for about 60 minutes, 3 times a week with an exercise program consisting of aerobic, strength training and flexibility exercises in addition to the crunch exercise mentioned.
www.geocities.com /atople/art6.html   (593 words)

Our washboards are made with a stainless steel rub area just like you'll find in quality Cajun rub boards.
Traditionally, washboards were played with whatever was handy.
Most often thimbles were used on the fingers but the boards could also be played with wooden kitchen spoons, metal spoons or a whisk broom.
strumhollow.com /washboards.htm   (251 words)

 The Titanic Wash Hoose Band
Washboard solo!" This may be a ploy to get the rest of the band to stop making a noise.
He built his own washboard, with a stainless steel rubby bit.
Ordinary boards don't last through one gig in the hands of this man. He's got a cowbell on it as well as scrapy bits and hooty bits.
www.mcott.freeserve.co.uk /TitanicWashHooseBand   (405 words)

 Chevy Truck World -- Forum: Suspension (Washboard road help please!)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When I hit a washboard section of road the back end of the truck kicks out to the side.
It is more pronounced when the washboard section coincides with a corner, but it will happen on straight away sections as well.
The truck is a 95 K2500 with stock front shocks and the dealer I bought the truck from replace the rear shocks with some Monroes in December.
mct.truckmoxie.com /forums/topic.ten-id-79230   (536 words)

When you play the washboard it is more like a percussion instrument than drums.
But you can also play the washboard with a drumstick.
Some musicians also add little percussion devices to their washboards like cymbals, woodblocks, snares, or even cow bells.
washboard.free.fr   (101 words)

 Washboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you had a washboard you would scrub cloths.
If you bought a washboard today it could cost $16.40.
The washboard was to wash clothes every Monday.
www.tonasket.wednet.edu /es/Kidslinkgrant/jbrightbillmus/washboard.htm   (91 words)

 Welcom To The Washboard Wizardz Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Washboard Rhythm Kings, the Hoosier Hot Shots, and a mess of Memphis jug bands.
They've also added tunes of today to the mix, including originals and a wink to Elvis, all bathed in washboard style.
Bassist Bill Reinhart is the leader of the Washboard Wizardz and the Port City Jazz Band.
home.comcast.net /~washboardwizards/home.html   (217 words)

 WASHBOARD BILL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
THE WASHBOARD BILL STORY -At 90 years of age, WILLIAM E. COOKE stands as the last surviving Washboard player of his era.
A Depression-era hobo turned bluesman, he soon became a pioneer in the field of Country Blues music, recording with such legends as BROWNIE McGHEE, PETE SEEGAR, and HARRY BELAFONTE.
Besides his washboard playing, he is an accomplished ukulele (!) player as well as a compelling storyteller/comedian.
users.aol.com /lowbrowser/washboardbill.html   (306 words)

 Washboard Abs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Washboard Abs are the holy grail of fitness.
Muscular arms and broad shoulders are impressive but washboard abs are the icing on the cake.
Magazines and infomercials claim to have a special devise or secret to tighten your midsection in no time.
washboardabs.homestead.com /washboardabs.html   (2648 words)

 WASHBOARD SAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Out of all the washboard players of the era, Sam was the most popular, which was
due not only to his to his washboard talent, but also his skills as a songwriter, as well as his
Washboard Sam made his final recordings for the small Chicago-based label
www.oafb.net /once234.html   (280 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - washboard
Other idiophones may be scraped, as is the washboard played in old-time jug bands; or they can be rubbed with a bow (as in a nail violin) or with the...
Skiffle, British popular music style, using improvised percussion instruments such as tea chests and washboards.
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encarta.msn.com /washboard.html   (74 words)

 Rutland Herald: Rutland Vermont News & Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WALLINGFORD — The washboard ripples on Route 7 in the village are gone.
Pike Industries Inc. recently completed a two-day resurfacing project on Main Street in Wallingford for the state Agency of Transportation.
He anticipated bidding out the project later this month, with construction likely to begin early next spring.
www.rutlandherald.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051011/NEWS/510110327/1002/NEWS01   (370 words)

 Washboard Jackson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The family moved back to Oklahoma City and, as soon as he was old enough, Franko moved to the country.
He took up the washboard and moved to New Orleans.
We are proud to sell Washboard's paintings and his "Greatest Hits" Cd.
www.collabart.com /washboard.htm   (340 words)

 Washboard - Red Hill General Store
Our line of washboards are great for their traditional use scrubbing clothing, but they also make unique decorative pieces for laundry rooms, family rooms and kitchen walls.
These washboards can even be used as a musical instrument, mainly as a percussion instrument for jazz, rhythm and blues performances.
We offer washboards with a variety of rubbing surfaces, including metal, galvanized steel, stainless, brass and glass.
www.redhillgeneralstore.com /wash1.htm   (164 words)

 CD Baby: KM WILLIAMS: The Return Of Brother Lemon
Washboard Jacksons percussion is a perfect compliment to K.M.'s performance on this CD.
Williams pays tribute to one of his Texas forbears.Williams hews to to his usual bedrock country blues approach with an emphasis on propulsive gooves that owe a lot to John Lee Hooker.Williams comes close to Jefferson on "Goin' to the River",while "Last Train Blues" evokes Skip James.
There is a Magic in the way KM Lays out the tunes;Sometimes it's a quiet Magic,other times it's overwhelming,the addition of Washboard really compliments the tunes.The Sound is unique.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/kdwilent3   (433 words)

Additionally, strong abdominal muscles can alleviate some of the stress that might otherwise be absorbed by the lower back while you are lifting heavy objects.
Having hopefully made my point, I'll get on with this month's top ten tips for chiseling washboard abdominals.
Be sure to use partial incline sit-ups to form the basis of your abdominals routine.
www.tfnutrition.com /wasab.html   (658 words)

 OHEK - LINKS - BANDS - CANADA/USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
First love is jug band music and blues and has been playing washboard since 14 (almost 35 years ago).
WASHBOARD BILL recorded on Folkways with PETE SEEGER, SONNY TERRY, BROWNIE McGHEE and FRANK ROBERTSON in the 1950s and is still playing.
WASHBOARD LEO from Louisiana, Washboard Leo Thomas now lives in Reeds Spring, Missouri.
www.ohek.co.uk /links/bandamer.htm   (1312 words)

 Love Me or Let Me Be by Washboard Sam: Song Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Love Me or Let Me Be" on album Complete Recorded Works, Vol.
Check the albums tab for other downloads from Washboard Sam.
Sorry, at this time no streams have been found for "Love Me or Let Me Be" on album Complete Recorded Works, Vol.
www.mp3.com /tracks/2266799/dl_streams.html   (126 words)

 ---=== International Washboard Festival ===---   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Based on the unique theme of the enduring washboard, the annual International Washboard Festival provides wholesome entertainment, focusing on great music, good food, regional arts and crafts, children's activities, educational events and marvelous fun for the whole family.
The annual Washboard Music Festival opens the third week of June, with a welcoming parade featuring classic cars, antique tractors and visiting musicians begining at 5pm.
Each band features a washboard musician, performing in lively continuous concerts through out the festival.
www.2rsite.com /washboard/about.shtml   (227 words)

 Jazz by Mail - Paris Washboard
Paris  Washboard founded in 1987, the band is made up of four  instruments: clarinet, trombone, piano and washboard.
In  a bold move, Paris Washboard, the amazing four-piece band,  takes on a repertoire of tunes...
Paris Washboard once again demonstrates their great  skills and ability to exude...
www.jazzbymail.com /artists/pwb.html   (166 words)

 Musical Washboard - 2400156BX
Our Musical Washboard is a fun way to create your own music, and no previous musical experience is needed.
Simply put the 3 thimbles (included with your washboard purchase!) on your fingers and move them back and forth across the metal surface of the washboard.
The solid wooden frame is 18 inches tall, 8 1/2 inches wide, and 1 1/2 inches deep.
www.flutelagoon.com /2400156.html   (91 words)

 Big Smith - Hillbilly Band
Big Smith is a band from Springfield, Missouri composed of five cousins, including two sets of brothers: Mark and Jody Bilyeu, Jay and Mike Williamson, and Rik Thomas.
After coming together professionally in the fall of 1996, they quickly earned a devoted following playing raucous acoustic music that captured the spirit of their native Ozarks, equipped only with an acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass fiddle and washboard.
Recent shows find them expanding their instrumentation to include electric guitars, piano and drums.
www.bigsmithband.com   (617 words)

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