Minstrel Banjo

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CURTIS PAYNE
  • Male
  • Tulsa, OK
  • United States
  • one year
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what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Salicco Apr 9, 2014. 47 Replies

I am somewhat confused about when the steal string banjo came out since groups like the 2nd South Carolina String Band can be heard playing songs in which it sounds like they are using a steal string…Continue

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"one of my favorite sheet music cover too, I need to get that one.   With the Sultana connection I like steam boat songs. "
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Abner Absolem what did you see

"Nice tribute to your ancestor, Curtis."
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"I think that the reason these songs are no longer being taught has to do with being very careful to not offend anyone, considering these songs were mostly representative of minstrel song traditions. "
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"I still remember Elmer Fudd singing Oh Susanna too.  Tom I had similar experiences going to schools and playing these songs, mostly none of the students had ever heard them.  One school I received a big surprise, we went in and played…"
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"thanks Tom, I was reading in John Fogerty's book Fortunate Son that his very first song influence was Stephen Foster, like myself.  We learned his songs in grade school. "
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internet
How long have you played banjo?
one year
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
deering, but just purchased a bell minstrel style

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