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Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Byron Thomas Feb 14. 12 Replies

I wonder if anyone has explored 19th century recordings in relation to minstrel perfomance practice and banjo playing from the late minstrel period (the 1890s)? Although some recordings are extremely…Continue

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Byron Thomas replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"Here's another one of his songs Black Pickaninny At 30:20 https://wfmu.org/archiveplayer/?show=7192&archive=98749&starttime= There are 3 others(Never Done Anything Since, A New Coon in Town, Keep in de Middle ob de Road) on the vinyl…"
Feb 14
Timothy Twiss replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"If you study some of the material in the 1886 Analytical, you can identify many of the "licks", or sigatures of expression common to the mentioned tune. "
Dec 7, 2018
Byron Thomas replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"Just to add a little to the old discussion since it was bumped. Charles Asbury wrote the song and was apparently adept at stroke style (not clawhammer) as stated by the…"
Dec 7, 2018
Byron Ed replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"The "Saving Them All For Mary" recording can still be heard at https://archive.org/details/SavingThemAllForMaryByAlReeves1891-1893"
Dec 6, 2018
Brice Alms liked James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
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Timothy Twiss replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"Bumping this for current viewing"
Nov 30, 2018

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