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"I've spent a whole career (as a cultural anthropologist) thinking about issues just…"

Bob Sayers replied Jul 3, 2014 to Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing

34 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

"Hi, Dan'l.  I wouldn't be surprised if Ralph Stanley is still around ten years from…"

Bob Sayers replied May 20, 2014 to Not Minstrel Banjo, but Worth Noting

3 May 20, 2014
Reply by Mark Weems

"I hate to beat a dead horse, but will offer one final comment--which, I hesitate to…"

Bob Sayers replied May 20, 2014 to Fifth peg down

17 May 20, 2014
Reply by Joseph Sorah

"Like Dan'l, I thought it would be pretty unlikely to find a genuine picture of a lef…"

Bob Sayers replied May 18, 2014 to Fifth peg down

17 May 20, 2014
Reply by Joseph Sorah

"I think it's pretty well agreed that (1) if the photographic medium is a daguerreoty…"

Bob Sayers replied May 15, 2014 to Fifth peg down

17 May 20, 2014
Reply by Joseph Sorah

"Tony, That speaker would have been the Robert Fraker whom I mentioned previously.  I…"

Bob Sayers replied Mar 12, 2014 to I found unconfirmed Yokohama minstrel tune in 1854.

20 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by Bob Sayers

"Tony, The two best sources are: 1.  "Mrs. Belmont, Matthew Perry and the 'Japanese M…"

Bob Sayers replied Mar 12, 2014 to I found unconfirmed Yokohama minstrel tune in 1854.

20 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by Bob Sayers

""Most of the tunes I suspect are traditional...traditional meaning passed from music…"

Bob Sayers replied Mar 8, 2014 to Music - Evolution, development, and interpretation

34 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Strumelia

"Unfortunately, Mark, I think that scan is the best that I can do.  The photo (which…"

Bob Sayers replied Feb 6, 2014 to Look Ma! No Thumb String!

91 May 10, 2014
Reply by Leonidas (Lee) Jones

"I'll add a photo that I acquired recently to the discussion.  The lady is holding a…"

Bob Sayers replied Feb 6, 2014 to Look Ma! No Thumb String!

91 May 10, 2014
Reply by Leonidas (Lee) Jones

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