Minstrel Banjo

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"Google... https://www.c-span.org/video/?469031-1/blackface-minstrel-shows-20th-cent…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 17 to Blackface & Minstrel Shows

9 Mar 17
Reply by Rob Mohr

"I don't have a photo.  You might shoot Pete Ross an email or message on Facebook as…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 10 to Boucher

4 Mar 10
Reply by Al Smitley

"I can't help you with Alabama.  You mentioned Nashville.  I do have ads for Frank Co…"

Joel Hooks replied Oct 29, 2019 to The early banjo in North Alabama...

4 Oct 29, 2019
Reply by Trapdoor2

"I seem to remember the phrase used by SSS was "fallen out of favor," but that did no…"

Joel Hooks replied Nov 30, 2018 to Does the banjo in this early record sound like there playing stroke style

8 Dec 6, 2018
Reply by Byron Ed

"That is a good question Al, I don't know much about guitars (German or Spanish) othe…"

Joel Hooks replied Sep 25, 2018 to Fretting over fretless

21 Sep 19, 2019
Reply by John Masciale

"Hi Steve, FWIW mandolins did not become popular or even widely known in the US until…"

Joel Hooks replied Sep 25, 2018 to Fretting over fretless

21 Sep 19, 2019
Reply by John Masciale

"Al, common= early 1880s.  Very uncommon but did exist mid 1850s."

Joel Hooks replied Sep 24, 2018 to Fretting over fretless

21 Sep 19, 2019
Reply by John Masciale

"According to Albert Baur, who knew Frank Converse, the pitch of the banjo was in A b…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 22, 2018 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Um, COOL! I'll give it a going over this weekend.  Don't forget to put 2018 on the…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 20, 2018 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Hi Tim, this looks great!  Good Job!!! How much work would there be in transposing i…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 13, 2018 to Yellow Converse in Sane Notation

3 Jul 13, 2018
Reply by Timothy Twiss

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