Minstrel Banjo

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Mark Weems's Videos (161)

  • Ginger Blue

    Ginger Blue

    Another one of Sweeny's songs, first published in 1841, although he was performing it in New York i… Mark Weems Sep 30, 2015 118 views

  • Ole Tare River

    Ole Tare River

    One of Joel Walker Sweeny's songs first published in 1840, played on a four-string gourd and an Afr… Mark Weems Aug 25, 2015 114 views

  • Congo Jig

    Congo Jig

    This is from a Southside Virginia plantation copybook from the late 18th century. 4 string gourd ba… Mark Weems Aug 16, 2015 118 views

  • Calinda


    This was a song I found in the 1867 anthology entitled "Slave Songs of the United States". The word… Mark Weems Aug 14, 2015 120 views


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