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Old Folks at Home Vess Ossman.. Too Fast?

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The Chocolate Cake Walk (1901)....James Fairfield.

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Who are they? (banjo players) 5 Replies

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CREMONA / Italy / Sept 29th

some news from Remi & me ; we ' ll be in Cremona at the end of the month ; It 's  a bluegrass festival but Rémi like that

he hadviews on my old Ibanez 'banjo for some times ; i used to buy for him a fretless U-bass , a Flatiron F mando and a D40 Guild guitar ; he play all these but ………….

we will play 30 mn of CB  ' tunes in Cremona ; only 30 mn because there are several bluegrass & folks

bands from Italy mainly . we are the lonely CB band…

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Posted by marc dalmasso on September 11, 2018 at 21:52 — 1 Comment

Working on a Few Pieces

Working through the Wiedt book and looking at videos that have been posted by members here has given me a push to try a few other pieces and I've got three in the works:

  • Kaloola--memorized but still working on playing it cleanly and consistently
  • Sunflower Dance--memorized, but I believe I need to tweak some of the right-hand choices to make it flow better and feel more comfortable
  • Pink Lemonade--still reading…
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Posted by Cyndy Richardson on July 29, 2018 at 22:00 — 14 Comments

 

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Old Folks at Home Vess Ossman.. Too Fast?

I just came across this good quality cylinder recording of Vess Ossman playing Old Folks at home.Is it just me or does he really attempt to play the variations too fast? You can "feel" him falling over his fingers.  It seems to be a curse of the…See More
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21st October 2018: Rob Murch and Michelle Holding in London

Rob and Michelle will be playing a full evening at Walthamstow Folk Club on Sunday 21st October.It's really rare for Rob to play in the smoke - it would be great to see everybody!Details here -…See More
Thursday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Chocolate Cake Walk (1901)....James Fairfield.

This is a delightful early cakewalk which is well worth a listen. I've given it the full banjo treatment and it makes for a very good solo and is not too much of a challenge to play. I could find no information about the composer nor could I find…See More
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marc dalmasso commented on marc dalmasso's blog post CREMONA / Italy / Sept 29th
Sep 11
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CREMONA / Italy / Sept 29th

some news from Remi & me ; we ' ll be in Cremona at the end of the month ; It 's  a bluegrass festival but Rémi like thathe hadviews on my old Ibanez 'banjo for some times ; i used to buy for him a fretless U-bass , a Flatiron F mando and a D40…See More
Sep 11
marc dalmasso replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Who are they? (banjo players)
"i think the banjos are US made"
Sep 11
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Who are they? (banjo players)
"Hi Randy, the copyright date is 1901 but there's no indication as to the date this score was printed...Steve."
Sep 11
Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Who are they? (banjo players)
"Could be Cullen and Collins."
Sep 11
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Who are they? (banjo players)
"My first thought was Brooks and Denton.  The banjo player seated in the foreground resembles the photos of Ruby Brooks. The player in the back doesn't look a lot like the photos of Denton. So I'm not at all sure. "
Sep 10
Randy Dary replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Who are they? (banjo players)
"The one on the bottom looks a bit like Eddie Peabody, but that's just an observation.  There are a lot of old pix of him on the internet, but I don't see any where his hair is parted that way.  He was born in 1902.…"
Sep 10
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (1912)....Lewis F. Muir
"Shari Lewis was the best ventriloquist I have ever seen. There are some surprising adult (not off-color, but not aimed at kids) comedy sketches on youtube of Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, including one where Lamb Chop is drunk and the two sing a duet…"
Sep 10
Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (1912)....Lewis F. Muir
"I remember Shari Lewis she was very good she had another character called 'Lamb Chop'. Robert E Lee makes a good banjo tune, I usually play it together with 'When you're Smiling' 'California Here I Come' 'Toot…"
Sep 10
David Wade commented on David Wade's event 'Backwell Banjo Rally- Saturday 8th September'
"One of the best Backwell rallies for some time - excellent turn out and excellent playing."
Sep 10
marc dalmasso and Sergio Leonardi are now friends
Sep 8
Rob Murch commented on David Wade's event 'Backwell Banjo Rally- Saturday 8th September'
"Should be a good one! Do come along and play some tunes with us. Cheers Rob"
Sep 7
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Backwell Banjo Rally- Saturday 8th September at Backwell WI Hall, Backwell Nr Bristol, Somerset, BS48 3QW

September 8, 2018 all day
Only 36 hours to go!Backwell WI Hall, Backwell Nr Bristol, Somerset, BS48 3QW Noon to 5pmClassic Banjo – informal concert and trade stallswww.banjorallies.ukSee More
Sep 7
Rob Murch and Alan Jones are now friends
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