Minstrel Banjo

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Carl Anderton's Blog – October 2011 Archive (1)

Oh what a dream I had.

I had an amazing dream last night.  A musical, banjo dream.  And instead of it slipping into the ether when I woke up, I remembered some of it.  It went like this:

 

I was at a Civil War event of some kind.  I met George Wunderlich, who had some music he wanted me to listen to.  He took me to a tent, where he had a sort of reel-to-reel machine.  He said the music was of an early stroke-style black banjo player, who had recorded just before he died in the 1890's.  I kept looking…

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Added by Carl Anderton on October 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

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