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The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps. 8 Replies

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Boardin' House Johnson (1899)....Sadie Koninsky.

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Swamptown Shuffle (1902)..Harry W. Jones 5 Replies

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A rare 78 rpm recording by the great Tarrant Bailey Junior 7 Replies

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The Pride Of Bucktown (1897)..Robert S. Roberts 1 Reply

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VERY SPECIAL BANJO CONCERTS IN THE UK BY ROB MURCH AND MICHELLE HOLDING 4 Replies

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Darkies Dream 7 Replies

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ALERT! STELLA MARLIS SPAMMER. ACCOUNT DELETED 1 Reply

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A Very Merry Christmas to all Classic Banjo Fans ! 1 Reply

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Novelty Rag (1911)..May Frances Aufderheide

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Dusty Rag (1908)..May Frances Aufderheide

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Bohemia (A rag) (1919)....Joseph Francis Lamb

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The Richmond Rag (1908) May Frances Aufderheide.

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Buzzer Rag (1909)..May Frances Aufderheide

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Sanders Papworth 5 Replies

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Devil-May-Care (Olly Oakley) 7 Replies

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The "Fan-Tan" stroke? 6 Replies

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Weaver Banjo serial number? 19 Replies

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Fluffy Ruffles Slow Drag (1908)..Frank Clark Keithley

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Hello again...and some playlists

I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.   

I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ

Here is another one which is more ragtime…

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Posted by carrie horgan on November 5, 2017 at 9:00

Strange Part # 01

i open  a " Strange part "   , serial blog   ' bout banjo 'parts  with   this resonator

Was on an Abbott ' 5th string   i have ; i think original to it .

The Marquetery  is ...  inside ............ , with  a varnish on  ;   and it is the type of marquetery we can see on  a Windsor banjo ............. So…

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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
"1) I agree 2) all this reminds me of what happened to a friend of mine at a fiddle jam session. They had worked up a good head of steam playing a particular tune, I forget which one.  My friend yelled out the name of another tune, got friendly…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
"I suppose I could quote Tom Lehrer from his tune "Lobachevski": "...plagiarize! Only, please to call it, 'research'." ;-) I think there is a difference between quoting a tune (or a bit of one) and incorporating some…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
"Read Hank Bradley's  "Counterfeiting, Stealing, and Cultural Plundering:  A Manual For Applied Ethnomusicologists"  for an unusual and entertaining view of all of this.  In this case I think "plagiarism"…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
""Plagiarism" is a tad strong, don't you think? Plagiarism implies the source is known and there is intent to steal. Phelps isn't stealing, he's using ideas to build within a form ("patrol"). So he's used bits…"
Wednesday
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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
"Good idea. It certainly could be played that way. Hard for midi to reproduce."
Tuesday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
"Hi Jody, I've had another think about this and would guess that the clue to this lies with the title. What Phelps was probably trying to achieve is to paint a musical picture of a parade, coming into view, arriving and then passing away into…"
Tuesday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
"Hi Jody, Many thanks for your informative comments, I guessed that that was the case. The ending is as written on the piano arrangement albeit that on piano it's shared between bass and treble clefs.....Steve."
Tuesday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkies' Patrol (1899)..E.A.Phelps.
"Yup, this is the phrasing and structure of a very old tune —plus a bit of another — with most of the notes changed but not enough to hide the plagiarism. The originals are known in Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the USA. The main source…"
Tuesday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Swamptown Shuffle (1902)..Harry W. Jones
"Hi Marc,my amended score and midi are now in the library. I've opened the  problematic bars with a  triplet in line with other bars in the rest of the tune. It's not as written for piano but I think it works OK....Steve."
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Swamptown Shuffle (1902)..Harry W. Jones
"There's no alternative file yet, so I'll wait for that. I see where a single bass note might not do the trick. Might need a leading note starting in the previous bar to drive it forward. Looking forward to hearing what you have though!"
Sunday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Swamptown Shuffle (1902)..Harry W. Jones
"Hi Marc, I tried adding  bass notes to bars bars 5,8,13,15 (plus repeated section) but it still didn't flow very well. I've overcome this by replacing the first two beats in each of the bars with a G,B triplet followed by D in 7P,…"
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Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A rare 78 rpm recording by the great Tarrant Bailey Junior
"I don't know the logic behind it.  All I have done is relay the explanation that was given by TBJ himself."
Saturday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Swamptown Shuffle (1902)..Harry W. Jones
"Hi Marc, it is possible to add a second note from the bass clef to fill some of the gaps caused by the rests, I did try this in the original draft but decided against it in the final version. maybe I'll give it a second look...Steve."
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Swamptown Shuffle (1902)..Harry W. Jones
"This one seems to lose just a little without the bass note filling in the space of that rest. It sort of stutters along to me...I think it would be best with a 2nd banjo or CB part to help it out. Otherwise, I think this is a very neat tune and does…"
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