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Chewin' The Rag (1910)...Fred Heltman 2 Replies

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That Chinatown Rag (1910)....Geo. W. Meyer.

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Ossman's Pretzel Pete 2 Replies

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Silver Bells For Sale

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Playing from Standard Notation 31 Replies

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Classic banjos 21 Replies

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Ossman Takes on Pryor’s Rats 3 Replies

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Arthur Tilley 7string on Ebay 1 Reply

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Making balanced sets of strings

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo Feb 3.

The sound of Vess Ossman 8 Replies

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Clifford Essex Professional Head? 8 Replies

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Van Eps' action height 2 Replies

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Razzle Dazzle score 16 Replies

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Kinklets (1906)...Arthur Marshall 2 Replies

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Black Cinderella (1900)...Florence Wood 2 Replies

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Insurgents Patrol 2 Replies

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Ossman's "Dreamy Eyes" 4 Replies

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CLASSIC BANJO RESOURCE UP AND RUNNING 13 Replies

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Vintage banjo shops in London? (Looking for a Clifford Essex) 19 Replies

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The Adventures of Clarke Buehling 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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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Chewin' The Rag (1910)...Fred Heltman
"Carpetbagger chords!  I love that. I've heard of Forty Dollar Chords, Off Chords, Demented and Demolished Chords but Carpetbagger Chords are the best yet. What word can we type that would cause the spell checker to change it to Scalawag?…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Chewin' The Rag (1910)...Fred Heltman
"I like this best of the two you just posted. The arpeggiated (the spell checker wants to replace that with "carpetbagger") chords in the trio are a great choice, I like 'em a lot. Thanks again, Steve!"
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"Thanks Jody for the nice words!. Indeed, thats is the purpose of my blog: sharing the improvement of an amateur player and also to illustrate different aspects about banjo music.  The story with the microphone actually its quite sad because…"
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Pajama Dance (Frank Bradbury)

A new tune from the amazing book of Frank Bradbury. More at http://theandeanbanjo.blogspot.com.co/
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Shawn McSweeny replied to Shawn McSweeny's discussion Ossman's Pretzel Pete
"Hi Ian Thanks for your support. Ossman once remarked that he particularly liked playing in F, and this is affirmed by his many recordings in that key. This piece is a great opportunity for the CB enthusiast to get more familiar with playing in…"
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thereallyniceman replied to Shawn McSweeny's discussion Ossman's Pretzel Pete
"Brilliant!  Thanks so much for producing these transcriptions Shawn.  Many folk don't realise the amount of time and effort involved, so I hope that others, like I do,  appreciate all your hard work. Where else on the Internet…"
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Ossman's Pretzel Pete

Vess L. Ossman recorded “Pretzel Pete” for Edison in 1907. It is…See More
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Silver Bells For Sale

I am selling two original 5-string B&D Silver Bells, a no. 1 special and a No. 3. Please message me if interested.
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"Benjamin, One concept I didn't explain that might make some more sense out of my previous 2 posts is that as Vess's recording career slowed, and Fred's got more active, when a record company's masters/stampers (the master…"
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Vess Ossman - Dixie

"Continuing...sorry, the post has a limit on how much hot air I can contribute at a time..... Vess and Fred knew each other, frequently recorded for the same labels and even recording the same tunes in an overlapping recording career for both of…"
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Vess Ossman - Dixie

"Hi Benjamin- THANK YOU for posting these things....this is FASCINATING to us Ossman fans! A couple things you might find interesting: Carol apparently was a dancer with some public career and notoriety....she is on the cover of "Peek"…"
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Vess Ossman - Dixie

"Also, in one of my first postings on here I had mentioned trying to find the whereabouts of the banjos Vess Sr. and Jr. used to play. A few of you had chimed in regarding them, there is further information we found while reading the journal!…"
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