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"I have a related question that's puzzled me for a long time.  So I hope someone here…"

Bob Sayers replied Jun 8, 2015 to Timeline for Minstrel banjo fingering styles

42 Jun 12, 2015
Reply by Strumelia

"Thanks to Wes for unearthing yet another "early banjoist sighting."  I hadn't run ac…"

Bob Sayers replied May 25, 2015 to Old Titus, an African American banjo player Richmond, circa 1818?

9 May 25, 2015
Reply by Wes Merchant

""Banjo in those days [the 1840s] was not as now.  Then the thimble or stroke style w…"

Bob Sayers replied Apr 18, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Well said, Jim.  You should write a book (or at least an essay) on the craftsmanship…"

Bob Sayers replied Oct 8, 2014 to Another "Stupid" Question

38 Oct 8, 2014
Reply by John Cohen

"Since Tony quoted some of my earlier posts, I'm going to weigh in here and say that…"

Bob Sayers replied Oct 6, 2014 to Another "Stupid" Question

38 Oct 8, 2014
Reply by John Cohen

"Al, what I scanned with the front page of a little 8-page booklet that I bought a fe…"

Bob Sayers replied Oct 4, 2014 to I found unconfirmed Yokohama minstrel tune in 1854.

20 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by Bob Sayers

"And a piece of sheet music:"

Bob Sayers replied Oct 3, 2014 to I found unconfirmed Yokohama minstrel tune in 1854.

20 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by Bob Sayers

"Here's a tintype of "Tommy," also from my collection: (Tateishi Onojiro):  "

Bob Sayers replied Oct 3, 2014 to I found unconfirmed Yokohama minstrel tune in 1854.

20 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by Bob Sayers

"Attached is a scan of a Japanese song booklet (from my collection), "Amerika no otsu…"

Bob Sayers replied Oct 3, 2014 to I found unconfirmed Yokohama minstrel tune in 1854.

20 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by Bob Sayers

"John, The short answer is "very possible," although so many stores were selling banj…"

Bob Sayers replied Aug 7, 2014 to Another "Stupid" Question

38 Oct 8, 2014
Reply by John Cohen

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