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Smiles And Chuckles (1917)..F.Henri Klickman

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Classic Banjo at IBMA 1 Reply

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For those new to Classic Style... here is why I like it so much! 3 Replies

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John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608 29 Replies

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Phoebe Thompson's cakewalk (1899)..Sadie Koninsky 3 Replies

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Make My Cot (Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows).1927..J.Le Soir, R.Doll, S Klein. 2 Replies

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Clifford Essex Clipper for sale... 7 Replies

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Shuffle Along... Tablature now available 4 Replies

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Crazy Bone Rag (1913) Charles L. Johnson

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The Alabama Walk-Around (1891)..Monroe H. Rosenfeld.l 3 Replies

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There may be changes ahead on CB Ning. 23 Replies

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Dixie Jingles (1906)..Monroe H. Rosenfeld

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Aug 13.

Help re: banjo head 2 Replies

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They can't get rid of me that easily !!! 6 Replies

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Just because all the best tunes come from Alabama :-) 2 Replies

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Cottonfield Dance (1892)...Monroe H. Rosenfeld.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Aug 12.

Wonderful news!!!

Started by Randall Ferguson in Classic Banjo Aug 11.

Help re: banjo head 5 Replies

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Insurgents Patrol 3 Replies

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Robert Parker, sound engineer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Parker_(sound_engineer)

 
    Have Parker's techniques been applied to old classic-banjo recordings? He had a Public Radio program in the '80s of jazz from Edison cylinders and up through 78 RPM, and the fidelity is remarkable.

Posted by B. Williams on December 26, 2015 at 14:12

Sylvester L. Ossman info

Somehow, I cannot post a .pdf file to the ongoing discussion, so I'll post it here.

This is the US Census record for Sylvester Ossman, Musician, for 1910. It shows the full family at the time, including Sylvester Jr.

They were living in Palisades Park, New Jersey.

Ossman Census record…

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Posted by Trapdoor2 on December 6, 2015 at 18:44

 

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2016 Banjo Gathering, Charlottesville, Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia Double Tree Hilton Hotel

November 3, 2016 to November 6, 2016
It’s Time to Register for the 2016 Banjo Gathering and Reserve your Room Now! The 2016 Banjo Gathering will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, from Thursday, November 3, through Sunday, November 6. It is the only forum focused entirely on the…See More
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2016 Banjo Gathering - Important Program and Registration Updates

Dear Friends,I'm posting this on behalf of Jim Bollman, Peter Szego, and Hank Schwartz. I hope we'll see many of you at this year's Banjo Gathering!Best regards,GregIt’s Time to Register for the 2016 Banjo Gathering and Reserve your Room Now! …See More
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Kansas Jig ...Herbert. j.Ellis

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Smile And Chuckles (1917)..F.Henri Klickman

This is a catchy tune written towards the end of the ragtime era and one I'd not heard before until I found it on one of my Google expeditions. It reminds in parts of Smiler Rag and like Smiler, it sounds good on banjo. The score and midi are in the…See More
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Chop Suey by E. Grimshaw Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

"Well done Ian, a great rendition of a very demanding solo.  I am almost there with it too, but the intense heat here in Cyprus this summer has limited my practice."
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Chop Suey by E. Grimshaw Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

"Another wonderful performance. Bravo Ian!"
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Fall ABF Banjo Rally. Theme "Play Your Favorites" at Newark Garden Inn

October 13, 2016 at 1pm to October 16, 2016 at 9am
American Banjo Fraternity Fall Classic Banjo Rally October 13-16, 2016. Newark, NY. I would like to invite all people interested in 5-string banjos to come out to the ABF Fall Rally.  The rally theme is “Play Your Favorites.”  There will be “formal”…See More
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Trapdoor2 replied to American Banjo Museum's discussion Classic Banjo at IBMA
"1st choice: Greg Adams. Great player of the various early styles and has dug deep into the history of the instrument. I did a similar presentation at SPBGMA about 5 yrs ago (with Jack Hatfield)...but that was in Nashville, which is only 2hrs…"
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Chop Suey by E. Grimshaw Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

"As I said on BHO, I think you've been practicing! Well done. One of your best yet! If Joel has gotten you to this level, perhaps you ought to try reading in A notation? ;-)"
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American Banjo Museum posted a discussion

Classic Banjo at IBMA

Hi Everyone:My name is Johnny Baier and I am the director of the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City.  In late September we will be presenting an historical program about banjo evolution at the IBMA event in Raleigh, NC.  The presentation will…See More
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American Banjo Museum is now a member of Classic Banjo
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John Cohen replied to thereallyniceman's discussion For those new to Classic Style... here is why I like it so much!
"Man, so if you put a resonator on a Weaver it becomes a weapon of mass destruction.  I've got to try that with mine.  "
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Chop Suey by E. Grimshaw Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

"This is a great banjo solo that was suggested in a discussion post on http://classic-banjo.ning.com  website by our friend Joel Hooks from the USA  It is a tricky (very tricky) piece to get your fingers around without getting tied in…"
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Chop Suey by E. Grimshaw Classic Fingerstyle Banjo

This is a great banjo solo that was suggested in a discussion post on http://classic-banjo.ning.com website by my friend Joel H. from the USA It is a tricky ...
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Kansas Jig ...Herbert. j.Ellis

"This is one of my favourites. It is a really catchy earworm of a piece. The banjo sounds brilliant and you have a great "feeling" for the music! Thanks Anthony  5***** from me!"
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Kansas Jig ...Herbert. j.Ellis

Kansas Jig ...Herbert. j.Ellis on Ballard Banjers Classic Banjo
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Kansas Jig_Herb Ellis_Rémi & Ed

"Excellent! Remi is getting better and better. Very cool to see/hear him with his grandfather. Amazing."
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Kansas Jig_Herb Ellis_Rémi & Ed

composé par Herb J Ellis . Joué par Rémi Dalmasso et son grand père ; La Penne ; Août 2016
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Skeleton Dance......Norton Greenop...

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