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Cotton Pod Walk Around / Briggs' Jig.

The first from Frank Converse's 1865 "Yellow Book"; the 2nd from Briggs' Banjo Instructor, 1855.

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Comment by Paul Draper on April 11, 2013 at 3:13pm

These are a couple of my first loves.

Comment by Tim Twiss on April 11, 2013 at 3:24pm

Cool....these tunes represent the "Smoke on the Water" of the banjo world....just becoming part of the DNA.

Comment by Steve Jeter on April 11, 2013 at 3:30pm

 very nice!! flawless picking, and great tone!

Comment by Paul Draper on April 11, 2013 at 3:39pm

Thanks.  It's hard not to like these tunes -- simple, rhythmic:  I'm just watching the dancers in my head...

Comment by Vince Abadie on April 11, 2013 at 5:06pm
Really nice...thanks for posting!
Comment by Ian Bell on April 11, 2013 at 7:05pm
Great groove - as usual!
I've been trying to play Brigg's Jig since I first started in with this foolishness and haven't ever managed to get it going like that.
Comment by Rob Morrison on April 12, 2013 at 8:05am

Paul--I won't comment on how great your banjo sounds, because this comment might detract from the great performance you gave--it really does soung great though!  Very nice rendition.--Rob

Comment by Paul Draper on April 12, 2013 at 10:33am

Thanks for the kind words.  Credit for the banjo goes to Jim Hartel.

Comment by Strumelia on April 14, 2013 at 6:53pm

Yes it's a beautiful banjo, and super fine playing.   :)


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