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Lazy Joe (Jig) from Buckley's Banjo Guide (1868). Played on a fretless gourd banjo.

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Comment by Bob Lanham on April 5, 2015 at 8:23pm

It's interesting how this tune alternates between syncopated phrases, and non-syncopated phrases.  The syncopated parts seem more strident, as though someone is ordering Lazy Joe to get moving, but Joe replies with his lazy-sounding straight timing.  Good tune for a lazy day!

Comment by Strumelia on April 5, 2015 at 8:52pm

That's just beautiful Bob...those long slides like pouring water...  !

Comment by James Pentecost on April 5, 2015 at 9:13pm

Excellent!

Comment by Bob Lanham on April 6, 2015 at 6:20am

Thanks.  I wanted to try close mic'ing, and it reproduced the tone very well.

Comment by Al Smitley on April 6, 2015 at 6:30am
I agree with Strum. For some reason, I don't always care for too many slides but while listening, I remember thinking, "I like the slide, there."
Comment by Strumelia on April 6, 2015 at 8:29am

Slides, whether in stroke style or OT or whatever...are like really good chocolate.  A few tastes are a wonderful delicacy, a plateful can make you feel ill.  

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