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My arrangement of one of Joel Walker Sweeney's early signature banjo pieces, first published in 1840 by Firth & Hall. I'm playing a four string gourd banjo m...

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Comment by Tim Twiss on September 2, 2013 at 9:40am
Awesome version....best one I've heard.
Comment by Strumelia on September 2, 2013 at 12:25pm

I agree.  Traditional banjo music doesn't get any better than this!   I could listen all day!

Comment by Mark Weems on September 2, 2013 at 8:12pm

Thanks Ya'll un's,

I recorded this in my bathroom with the digital recorder on the commode so that it would pick up my foot taps clearly. I guess my playing is going down the toilet!

Comment by Strumelia on September 2, 2013 at 8:18pm

LOL!  Well you really 'expressed yourself' in this one, Mark.   (tmi!)

Comment by Mara Eagle on September 3, 2013 at 9:58am

Bathrooms tend to have really good acoustics! The whole singing in the shower phenomenon.... but I think you have more than good acoustics going on. Thanks for posting!

Comment by Dave Vinci on September 3, 2013 at 11:14am

Fantastic!  Thanks for posting this.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on September 4, 2013 at 10:07pm

 that's your foot? sounds like your bare foot, yeah? It sounds like a rhythm bone slapping out quarter notes. Nice stuff!

Comment by Mark Weems on September 4, 2013 at 10:41pm

I hit one foot with my heel, which gives the thud, then the other with the front part of my foot, which gives the slap sound. 

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on September 4, 2013 at 11:45pm

sounds great!

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