Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

by Frank Converse, 1886.

This one got under my skin after hearing it around the barn last weekend.

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Comment by Al Smitley on June 29, 2014 at 6:29am

Nice job ....and nice tempo.

Comment by Paul Draper on June 29, 2014 at 6:46am
Good stuff Andy!
Comment by Strumelia on June 29, 2014 at 9:41am

Well played, and I agree with Al- perfect tempo for this sassy/swingy tune, just moseyin' along that bass string.  If Mr. Bullfrog played the banjo for real, he'd like playing Anthony Street Reel, I betcha.   :)

Comment by Andy Chase on June 29, 2014 at 11:53am

That image is my new favorite thing!  Do you happen to know who painted it?  (Looks like a postcard!)

Comment by Paul Draper on June 29, 2014 at 12:46pm
Interesting inscription also: "Les Americaines jouent aussi le banjole". ("American women also play the 'banjole'".)
Comment by Strumelia on June 29, 2014 at 1:54pm

It's an old postcard, likely from c.1915.

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