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.

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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