Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

"Pompey Ran Away" or "Negroe Jig" c. 1775

Hans Nathan describes this song as one of the earliest blends of European and primitive melodies. Scottish and English folk song elements and frequent reiteration of a short-winded motive. Very hypnotic.

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Comment by Carl Anderton on July 5, 2009 at 10:08am
This one's a gem. Nice setting, great playing. I don't think I've heard as good a rendition of this anywhere.
Comment by Mark Ehrsam on July 6, 2009 at 4:53am
That's a nice example of elegant simplicity. Or simple elegance, if you prefer...

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