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Champagne Rag (1910)...Joseph Lamb 3 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by carrie horgan 20 hours ago.

Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson 6 Replies

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Bickford's Banjo Players Favorite 36 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Shawn McSweeny May 20.

Banjo and Cello?

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo May 19.

Clifford Essex shop in Earlham street 12 Replies

Started by Clifford Judge in Classic Banjo. Last reply by David Wade May 10.

Camm Avatars 3 Replies

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David Miles 4 Replies

Started by David Wade in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Hal Allert May 10.

Grizzly Bear Rag 7 Replies

Started by carrie horgan in Classic Banjo. Last reply by carrie horgan May 9.

Clifford Essex Professional Tone 11 Replies

Started by Clifford Judge in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Clifford Judge May 4.

Rag Baby Rag (1909),,Frank Hoyt Losey

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo May 3.

Existing S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbreds 7 Replies

Started by Richard Katz in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Joel Hooks Apr 30.

The Passing Of Ragtime (1902)...Arthur Pryor. 6 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Apr 28.

Edwin (Eddie to many back in the '60s) Sparkes 4 Replies

Started by Roderick Anthony Welch in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Roderick Anthony Welch Apr 28.

Any tricks for using high bridges? 1 Reply

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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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carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Champagne Rag (1910)...Joseph Lamb
"Thanks for the tip, Steve.  Currently, I am inching through Grizzly Bear - as usual, the A part fooled me into thinking 'ah, this isn't too bad' and now it's become progressively more…"
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Tiago Rolim is now a member of Classic Banjo
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Champagne Rag (1910)...Joseph Lamb
" Hi Carrie, are you going to give it a try?..If you find the high octave section a challenge, you can always repeat the passage in the lower octave....Steve. "
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carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Champagne Rag (1910)...Joseph Lamb
"One of my favourite rags - it's very jolly and catchy.  I have a recording of this with a trumpet player leading the tune (Easy Winner's Ragtime Band) and it always puts me in a good mood whenever I hear it.  Thanks, Steve."
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Champagne Rag (1910)...Joseph Lamb

I reckon this is one of Lamb's best rags, it ticks all the ragtime boxes. I've transcribed it to B flat from F so as to fit in the high octave section, it also makes it comfortable to play as it fits the left hand nicely. The score and midi are in…See More
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson
"Hi Chris,  many thanks for your very informative comments, the argument about what is or isn't ragtime is, to some extent, down to personal musical tastes. Whether I'll ever complete my 'life's work' before I join Joe…"
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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson
"I certainly consider your reply to be indicative of expertise, Chris, you betcha!   I also have never heard Barber Pole before and I think it's a good one. It goes on my "must learn" list, though I'll probably not get to it…"
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F. Chris Ware replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson
"Jeez, Jody, I am flattered that I'd be considered an authority on any subject; my wife will laugh at me when I tell her. While one could go on and on tirelessly about such questions (and many ones, myself included, do) in this case it seems to…"
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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson
"Whoops. In the usa BS means "bullish** !  What a great title for a tune. The B*** S*** Rag. Anyway I listened to the midi of Barber Pole Rag, er, I mean BP (no, wait, that's British Petroleum) Rag, and except for the 3rd part I…"
Thursday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson
"Hi Marc, thanks for that, I'll have a look at BS Rag and put it on the 'to do' list. "
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson
"Very neat, Steve. I think you're spot on, this was made for the banjo! When I listened to it on youtube (I can't listen to the files here from work), there was another interesting rag right below it: "Blacksmith Rag" by Cobb.…"
Thursday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Barber Pole Rag (1911)....Chas. L. Johnson

This is another good composition from Johnson but a rag it isn't. It has a very 'old timey' sound to it, especially the first part, and is well suited to the banjo. In his younger days, Johnson played banjo and mandolin and would have been familiar…See More
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Razzle Dazzle (cakewalk)

"Thanks again chaps."
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Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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Razzle Dazzle (cakewalk)

"Well done! Bravo!!!"
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thereallyniceman commented on carrie horgan's video
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Razzle Dazzle (cakewalk)

"Bravo! Another great tune and great performance from HH. :-)"
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carrie horgan posted a video

Razzle Dazzle (cakewalk)

nerd facts: rag piano piece written by Harry Von Tilzer in 1902 and recorded by Vess L Ossman on banjo with orchestra in 1903. I am using Emile Grimshaw's ar...
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Joe Morley - Polka - Classic Banjo

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