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Minstrel banjoist needed for recording - New York

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Benjamin May 12. 2 Replies

Hello Friends:I'm looking for a minstrel style banjoist to record a short 1879 piece for the Recorded Anthology of American Music on June 1 in New York.This is for the third volume in our series of…Continue

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Player(s) in New York Area?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia May 12. 4 Replies

Greetings:I'm curating a new volume of the Recorded Anthology of American Music and I'm looking for a minstrel banjoist to play in one number which will recreate James Bland's 1870s band. The player…Continue

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May 12
Rick Benjamin replied to Rick Benjamin's discussion Minstrel banjoist needed for recording - New York
"Thanks - that's very helpful. I will contact Paul.  Regards,  RB"
May 12
Strumelia replied to Rick Benjamin's discussion Player(s) in New York Area?
"I suggest Paul Draper- see my post in your other thread: http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/forum/topics/minstrel-banjoist-needed-for-recording-new-york?xg_source=activity What's more, Paul may be able to get there and do this in time if he's…"
May 12
Strumelia replied to Rick Benjamin's discussion Minstrel banjoist needed for recording - New York
"I'd suggest Paul Draper, who is in Albany- a short train ride away... and is an excellent minstrel banjoist who can pick up a tune very quickly (seems to be a short lead time at work here). Paul is very active on this site- just leave a comment…"
May 12
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Minstrel banjoist needed for recording - New York

Hello Friends:I'm looking for a minstrel style banjoist to record a short 1879 piece for the Recorded Anthology of American Music on June 1 in New York.This is for the third volume in our series of albums saluting historic African-American composers called "Black Manhattan." Since 2003 we've recorded dozens of pieces from original historic scores using antique instruments. Here are links to the first two volumes: …See More
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Trapdoor2 replied to Rick Benjamin's discussion Player(s) in New York Area?
"Cool idea. Great tune. Have you contacted Tony Trischka? He is a NYC based professional banjoist who would fill your bill quite nicely. http://www.tonytrischka.com/index.htm He played on the seminal recording "Minstrel Style Banjo"…"
May 22, 2012
Rick Benjamin replied to Rick Benjamin's discussion Player(s) in New York Area?
"Hello Trapdoor: It's great to hear from you. I'm glad you're enjoying our recordings. This time we're recording the original 1879 arrangement of James Bland's "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!," using a recreation of his…"
May 22, 2012
Trapdoor2 replied to Rick Benjamin's discussion Player(s) in New York Area?
"Now that would be a treat! I have a couple of the PRO's recordings, all 'top notch'! What tune are you planning on having your "minstrel banjoist" play?"
May 21, 2012
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Player(s) in New York Area?

Greetings:I'm curating a new volume of the Recorded Anthology of American Music and I'm looking for a minstrel banjoist to play in one number which will recreate James Bland's 1870s band. The player needs to be in the New York City area, since the session will be there on June 1 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. I'd be very grateful to hear from anyone with player recommendations, including self recommendations. The recording is part of a series of albums featuring neglected…See More
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