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Bob Winans
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  • Hampstead, MD
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Variations on Tunes from Early Banjo Tutors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan'l Oct 22, 2012. 5 Replies

New member and New website: WinansBanjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Twiss Feb 25, 2009. 8 Replies

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Bob Winans and Dan'l are now friends
Feb 26, 2009
Tim Twiss replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"I found that paiting because of the resources in his website, so it's not too far of a stretch to comment here. I had never seen it. If it is even before 1815, it certainly changes some of my previous ideas. razyn said:Well some sources date…"
Feb 25, 2009
razyn replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"Well some sources date "The Banjo Man" 1815; Bob Carlin's recent book (p. 129) and several others date it 1813. I think the best source (besides pestering the Valentine Museum staff for accession notes from the early 19th century --…"
Feb 25, 2009
Tim Twiss replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"Thanks. I missed that entire discussion. So, that is an accurate date on the painting, correct? razyn said:We had a pretty wide-ranging thread on the Tom Briggs list a couple of years ago, that included some discussion of this painting. On that…"
Feb 24, 2009
Dan'l replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"Oh, in going back into your site I see you've already addressed the Folklore article and my questions about it, and made it available directly from your site. -dw"
Feb 24, 2009
Dan'l replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"Bob, welcome and great site you have. Another contribution of yours I had found was the article "The Folk, the Stage, and the Five-String Banjo in the Nineteenth Century" (The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 89, No. 354, pp. 407-437) I…"
Feb 24, 2009
razyn replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"We had a pretty wide-ranging thread on the Tom Briggs list a couple of years ago, that included some discussion of this painting. On that thread, Greg Adams posted a link to his discussion of it in the Banjo Sightings data base, complete with a…"
Feb 24, 2009
Tim Twiss replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"Thanks for the link to your site. (and welcome back again) I was looking at "A Brief Historical Survey of Visual Images of African American Banjo Players" and saw "The Banjo Man" (oil by James Warrel slide 19). It is dated 1815…"
Feb 24, 2009
John Masciale replied to Bob Winans's discussion New member and New website: WinansBanjo
"Bob, That is outstanding! Thanks for putting all of that out there."
Feb 24, 2009
Bob Winans left a comment for Carl Anderton
"You are right, Carl. I did join before. Obviously, I should have checked. See what you have to look forward to?"
Feb 23, 2009
Carl Anderton left a comment for Bob Winans
"Bob, I think you've joined this group twice. That's okay, since you're the "founding father" of modern minstrel banjo studies, two of you is better than one ;^]"
Feb 23, 2009
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New member and New website: WinansBanjo

Just wanted to let you all know that I have finally become a member of this group and to call your attention to the website that recently created (and will be expanding). You can find WinansBanjo athttp://sites.google.com/a/wildblue.net/winansbanjo/It is a repository of articles and other materials by me about banjo-related topics, including minstrel banjo. At the moment, one of the articles that might be of most interest to this…See More
Feb 23, 2009
Trapdoor2 left a comment for Bob Winans
"Hi Bob, welcome aboard! ===Marc"
Feb 23, 2009
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Feb 23, 2009

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Learning Black Banjo Syncopation Using Minstrel Banjo Material

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

I wrote the following attachment for the Black Banjo Then & Now

list (and it also appears on my website), but thought it would be of

interest to members of this group as well. A lot of what I cover will already be known to members here, including sending readers to the lecture I gave at the 2006 Early Banjo Gathering (audio at the Banjo Clubhouse, but I advise you to access it through my website, WinansBanjo, to… Continue

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At 3:27pm on February 23, 2009, Trapdoor2 said…
Hi Bob, welcome aboard!

===Marc
At 4:53pm on February 23, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Bob, I think you've joined this group twice. That's okay, since you're the "founding father" of modern minstrel banjo studies, two of you is better than one ;^]

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