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Sule Greg Wilson
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  • San Diego, CA
  • United States
  • 20 years
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Sule Greg Wilson commented on Mark Weems's video
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The New Negro

"So, Alain Locke did not coin that phrase after all; eh?"
May 19
Sule Greg Wilson commented on Mark Weems's video
Jan 4
Sule Greg Wilson commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Joel Hooks' idea re the "de-volution" of tambo is real.  If we look at '60s groups, a tambo is for tapping one one's hip and mildly shaking, period.  Percussion in the West I've experienced & read of is…"
Jan 4
Sule Greg Wilson commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"The scant descriptions that managed to stay in my head (no citations!) described very little subtlety in tambo playing.  Of course, I assume the prejudice of the writers towards sensationalism.  If we think of the cultures that were coming…"
Jan 4
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Doug Chambers Berkeley, CA June 24, 2012

"Is that me on percussion?  Bones?  or sticks on gourd?"
Jan 3
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Sule Greg Wilson commented on Mark Weems's video
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The New Negro

"Hello!  Thanks for sharing.  Yes; I'd also love to see the original score, to try my hand at it, if you do have it.  Also--was there a name on that piece, or did you give it that title?"
Jan 3
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Newlin, Weems & Woods-Valdez at Bennett Place Historic Site, 2017

"Yep; a Remo frame drum played in semi-dumbek style....and a Goodtime!"
Jan 3
Sule Greg Wilson commented on Mark Weems's video
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Old Zip Coon

"Hello, Strumelia!  Yes; James Pentecost is correct.  That tambo was made by Deacon George, with that hand-beaten brass jingle tone!"
Jan 3

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Saw the photo from Keep a Song in Your Soul's minstrel show
How long have you played banjo?
20 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Buehling gourd, Didlake gourd, Ross 3.5 gourd, 1937 Slingerland resonator, Catania wood-head gourd, Gold tone reso banjo-uke

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At 8:40pm on August 26, 2012, Jeff said…

Welcome to the show...

At 8:41am on August 27, 2012, Sule Greg Wilson said…
Thanks for the welcome. Who's wearing cork?
At 6:47pm on August 27, 2012, Ian Bell said…

Not wearing cork, but some of us have been known to pull them from time to time. Welcome.

At 8:46am on September 5, 2012, Roberta Perkins said…

Hello, Sule Welcome. Glad to see you here. I stop by from time to time...Roberta

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