For enthusiasts of early banjo
After seeing the film "12 Years A Slave", I read Solomon Northup's account (published in 1855 by Miller, Orton & Mulligan) of his kidnapping and being held i...
I like the idea of seeking out such things! Thanks for sharing it.
All work no play.....
Paul you know our wonderful thumbed cat Satchel passed away a few weeks ago...well we have a new little adopted catboy in the house now, and he's tearing the place apart in addition to our trying to work... =8-0
It's also printed in Epstein's book. I love Roaring River. I tabbed it out a few years ago as part of my research into possible pre-tutor banjo music. The tune was a watershed for me in thinking about approaches to transcription because it made me realize that if you put it into a Brigg's like structure (which I tried), its unique rhythmic form gets completely flattened.
Paul, I'm also glad you get your history from primary sources rather than Hollywood movies.
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