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Another taster from Joe Ayers' CD Old Dan Tucker. Just re-released on the Early Banjo Traditions label. http://www.earlybanjotraditions.com/music/joe-ayers-o...

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Comment by Al Smitley on March 17, 2015 at 8:36am

That was the first version I ever heard of OLG and I immediately liked it.  It probably remains my favorite rendition.

Comment by Mark Weems on March 17, 2015 at 10:45am

Yeah. The whole thing is great. That's why I've worked to get it back out - for those who have never heard it.  

Comment by Strumelia on March 17, 2015 at 11:51am

I love the loping easy pace of this version.  You can actually hear and understand the terrific lyrics!   And the various confident percussion makes it all even better.   Outstanding.

Comment by Tim Twiss on March 17, 2015 at 12:06pm

Me and Al played it this morning, and were reminded of how well it succeeds at this tempo. It's a great recording.

Comment by Mike Wilkins on March 19, 2015 at 11:07am
the CD arrived yesterday. What a treat! Takes me back to the first time I heard Joe & Co. play at Harpers Ferry circa 1990.
Comment by Mark Weems on March 20, 2015 at 6:20pm

Roberta, here is another taster from the record.

Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on March 20, 2015 at 9:42pm

I suspect this is just about as close as it gets to how it sounded then.  I am going to get the CD. 

Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on April 16, 2015 at 9:55pm

I got my copy especially liked Jordan is a hard road

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