Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Byron Thomas replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"Here's another one of his songs Black Pickaninny At 30:20 https://wfmu.org/archiveplayer/?show=7192&archive=98749&starttime= There are 3 others(Never Done Anything Since, A New Coon in Town, Keep in de Middle ob de Road) on the vinyl…"
Thursday
Rob Mohr left a comment for D. Wooldridge
"Indeed, Jacalyn. I had a great time this past year. I will certainly be attending this year as well...also, if there's anything you need help with, just let me know."
Wednesday
Jacalyn Thomas left a comment for D. Wooldridge
"Hi Dave. When are the dates for this year's convergence. With the first being a Sunday I want to make sure I put in for the right days off from work. If there is anything I can do to help, just let me know. It's my favorite event of the…"
Tuesday
Brice Alms posted a video

Briggs Breakdown/Circus Jig (1855).

Played on a circa 1870s banjo.
Feb 9
Kevin Ransberger commented on Kevin Ransberger's photo
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"Hi David, sorry it took so long for me to respond. Yes it is Doc’s banjo and she’s a beauty."
Feb 7
Jason Adam Young replied to Hugh Strawn's discussion Update on Terry Bell
"It is 2019 and still no word of Terry. Hope he is ok."
Feb 5
Brice Alms posted photos
Feb 2
Tom Taggart liked Timothy Twiss's video
Jan 30
Chris Prieto liked Timothy Twiss's video
Jan 30
Timothy Twiss posted a video
Jan 29
Tom Taggart liked Brice Alms's photo
Jan 26
Chris Prieto liked Brice Alms's photo
Jan 26
Brice Alms posted a photo

Gourd banjo number 2.

It is taking shape.
Jan 25
Tom Taggart liked Timothy Twiss's video
Jan 25
Timothy Twiss posted a video
Jan 25
Brice Alms liked Timothy Twiss's video
Jan 24
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Copper's Minor

"Hey thanks. The guitar adds a new dimension to this."
Jan 23
Strumelia commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Copper's Minor

"I always liked this one you composed in particular, Tim. It's beautiful and compelling.  This is a nice pairing."
Jan 23
Pär Engstrand liked Timothy Twiss's video
Jan 23
Pär Engstrand commented on Pär Engstrand's video
Jan 23

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Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.

Started by James Tyler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Byron Thomas on Thursday. 12 Replies

Update on Terry Bell

Started by Hugh Strawn in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jason Adam Young Feb 5. 6 Replies

Musical passage

Started by Byron Thomas in Uncategorized Jan 23. 0 Replies

 
 
 

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