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Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Dec 7. 11 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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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
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
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
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

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At 1:07pm on November 28, 2009, John Masciale said…
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