For enthusiasts of early banjo
Chubby Parker-The Year Of Jubilo
I was digitizing some old cassettes I have and ran across Mr. Parker, he seems to do this song very close to what I've seen in books.
Except that he plays with a plectrum on a regular banjo with the fifth string removed.
Never the less, there is a collection of his recordings available that is very enjoyable.
Thanks Joel, I hadn't realize he was flat picker, but I have enjoyed the recordings of his that I've heard.
That clip sure sounds like he's pinching, not flatpicking...to me anyway.
Yes, but he is playing with a plectrum sans fifth string.
Oh, i thought you mean he was playing with a plectrum (a pick) on a regular banjo without the 5th string.
I see now you meant he was playing a plectrum banjo with the 5th string. What then do you mean by "plays with a plectrum on a regular banjo"- is a plectrum banjo a 'regular' banjo?
Sorry, this is confusing.
Went to a Dom Flemons concert last week and he plays the dickens out of a plectrum banjo.
Ok, thanks Joel!
But...to me he still sounds in that recording like he is using a up picking pinching right hand technique rather than a flatpick or flatpicking with plectrum. Does anyone else hear that? Maybe I'm misinterpreting the sound.
I hear the pinching too. It doesn't sound like a plectrum to me.
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