I was just put onto another fine service of the Library of Congress - "The National Jukebox" - http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/?loclr=jb_004 lots of banjo stuff from the usual suspects (Van Epps/Ossman)
I haven't really checked it out very thoroughly. Unfortunately, being an ethical federal government agency they won't let you download - This of course is to ensure that Vess L. Ossman will continue to be able to buy shoes for his…Continue
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I hope we hear from Marc Smith...????
Yesterday I spent a little time in the "banjo room" at the Twelfth Fret music store in Toronto. I played a few nice banjos including a Menzies tackhead, but mostly steel string.
Listen, If you ever get a chance to play banjo in a small room with a couple of dozen other, mostly pretty high-end banjos hanging, perfectly-tuned on the wall around you....do it! It was like a playing a giant surround sound instrument with epic sustain. The music of the spheres. "Peanut Gal" took on…Continue
A Boucher-like, probably 1850's double-headed banjo showed up today on the Bernunzio website. It's already on hold, but it's fun to check out. I haven't seen many double-sided banjos before. The hardware is very odd and primitive.
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A seven string - anyone got two extra fingers they don't know what to do with?
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Here is some quick tab for a few tunes we have been talking about. Here is a part of Bryant's Jig (referenced from Buckley 1868...with the "Rice" tuning in "E".)
Also, Coon Hunt Walk Around from Yellow Converse 1865. Disclaimer for any errors...ha!
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Thought I would introduce myself as I am new to this site.
I have been playing tenor banjo for roughly three years, an outgrouth of my interest in guitar, mandolin and banjo mandolin.. My focus musically is pre WW2 blues and have been surprised to learn that the banjo can be a terrific blues instrument.... I had been away from self-made music for quite a few years so when I began playing guitar again it led to other stringed instruments and the banjo really struck a…Continue
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A good new year to all at MB.
I'm heading down to my museum in Port Dover for the annual "Captain's Polar Bear Levee & Old-Time Fiddle Party" which takes place just after the Polar Bear Plunge at the Beach in which brave souls (not me) take a (brief) swim in frigid Lake Erie. There'll be fiddles, accordions, guitars, mandolins, bagpipes, tinwhistles, piano and at least 3 banjars of various species - good noisy fun for New Years Day!
Hey Brian. I hope you find that case suitable to tote that Wunder in. I have been using them for a few years. Not period, but practical. Have a great holiday, and stop back to the shop sometime.
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Happy Thanksgiving to all my compadres below the 49th Parallel!
We had ours 6 weeks ago and I had such a good time I think I might just do it again!
(Come to think of it my part of Ontario is below the 49th too - so why not?)
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