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Briggs 1855 Banjo Instructor. I stained the skin and neck of the gourd banjo. It probably going to…
An old minstrel tune from Briggs' Banjo Instructor (1855)
Found in "The Banjoist" by FB Converse...c. 1871.
From Mark Weems Sweeney book on 2.5 string banza
Jeff Menzies #253 tackhead tuned dGDGA.
I don't hear this one played as often as I would expect. Co…
"Uncle Gabriel The Negro General" from Elias Howe's (Gumbo Chaff). Apparently Howe's tutor has not…
one of the best cajun songs, ever !
c. 1884 from the obscure "Eclectic Guitar Instructor in D tuning.
Composition by Dan Emmett; banjo arrangement by Phil Rice (1858), vocals and banjo by Paul Draper.…
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Struggling with this Minstrel tune but this is as good as its going to get for now, on my latest go…
Sweeney Convergence Living History at the Cabin.
From Dan Emmett's manuscripts, in Hans Nathan, "Dan Emmett and the Rise of Early Negro Minstrelsy,"…
Tags: draper, paul
18th century song played on early style gourd banjo.
This song was first published in 1836, and there are many variations to the lyrics. The banjo arran…
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Joe Ayers & Mark Weems, Sweeney Convergence, 2018
Appomattox Courthouse Tavern Porch during the Joel Walker Sweeney Convergence, 2018.
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