Jesse Fuller wrote The Monkey and the Engineer
. A song covered by many musicians, including the Grateful Dead, and more recently Dave Rawlings
. He invented that contraption next to him named the "fotdella".
: The name "fotdella" was given to the instrument by Fuller's wife, who
took to calling it a "foot-diller" (as in the then-current expression,
"killer-diller", meaning exceedingly good); later, it became shortened
to just fotdella.
Here he is (shoeless) playing all that stuff.
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