Danl, truthfully, I appreciate long passages being shortened to key sentences or even key phrases in order to respond, but not when phrases are minced into bits and then strung together like Pop-It beads to form whole new sentences. Then it's really no longer what I wrote. :)
The primary source was the African-American folk banjo tradition, at least until new evidence showing that another source was primary.
Thanks, I just wanted to be sure we weren't talking about completely different things!
There's still no evidence of other pre-CW folk banjo styles that independently developed into old-timey styles by the turn of the century, though I'm open to it.
Dan'l, do you feel that old-time clawhammer/frailing and older up-picking styles developed from 'minstrel banjo style' such as what is exemplified in the tutors? Can you point out the hard evidence of that?
Something for everybody...here are suggestions for beginners songs:
Ladies In De ParlourCharleston Gals
Soap Fat Man
Bully For All
Villikins and His Dinah
De Old Lame Horse
Don't You Hear De Bulgine
General Burnsides Jig
Let me Kiss Him For His Mother
Just a few
Tim- you mean from the Buckley 1868 I assume?
Some great titles there...! I totally envision a stroke/claw medley of Soap Fat Man/Hog Eyed Man. =8-o
Looking forward to my new CD set coming in the mail....
Yes...Buckley 1868. These all seem really playable. Let me know your experience with this material.
Wheee! The postman just brought mine to the kitchen porch, :)
What's a bulgine ??
Bulgine was a common slang word for Engine, as in locomotive bulgine.
The Soap Fat Man is a sort of washed up version of Converse's more meaty The Charcoal Man. lol
...and also the same as Mrs. grundy in green Converse. =8-o
I bought that CD. It's wonderful to listen to.