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Wouldn't you know it. After announcing the new website to all of you, the computer that I am using to stream the music decided to die. Period. I am porting over the radio station to another computer and should be up and running by the end of the day.

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Hello everyone. Well, I have finally published my Internet Radio Station, Classic Banjo Radio. It streams 24/7 and has players for iTunes, Android, and Blackberry. There are at present approximately 500 pieces that I have cleaned up. Some of them still sound like crap but you should have heard the originals. Thanks to Ian for letting me tap into the Banjo DJ. I will be cleaning those up as well. And Jody contributed quite a few…

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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Happy Hannah (1898)... Theodore Havermeyer Northrop
"I found it in a the Music Library and gave a listen.   The descending diddly-dums are reminiscent of some of James Hill's  Tyneside fiddle compositions. There's a rum pum pum phrase  ending making it hornpipe-ish and also…"
15 hours ago
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Happy Hannah (1898)... Theodore Havermeyer Northrop

As well as banjo, I also play accordion, mainly Celtic and English traditional folk dance tunes. I came across this piece described as a cakewalk.…See More
17 hours ago
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"I do like the Ossman version of "Happy Days..." better than the Brooks version. However, Mr. Brooks brings a seriously fluid Right Hand to "Coon Song Medley" that I'd give a lot to own. His articulations are as good as…"
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Shawn McSweeny replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"I'm with you Steve. Ossman has a firmer grasp of the piece and plays with his characteristic authority. Regarding arrangement, I've found a number of his his recordings of pieces originally scored for piano, and never published for banjo (…"
yesterday
Steve Harrison replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"Both recordings are good but I think Osman tops it by a mile. I did my arrangement straight from the piano score and midi, without the benefit of hearing the recordings and it pleases me to hear how similar some of the sections are. When my wife…"
yesterday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"Jody was previously commenting on the great tone from Ruby Brook’s banjo.   For those who haven’t read the Ruby Brooks biography on this website here is a little information about him:   The American, Ruby was born Ruben R.…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"Some speculation: Ossman phrases the second part of this Banjo Solo a bit differently than Brooks, just enough to suggest the possible origins or inspiration for the melody. It is reminiscent of the song " I's Gwine Back To Dixie"…"
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"HAPPY DAYS IN DIXIE by Vess Ossman "
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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"I'd never heard Tony's "New York Chimes", but thanks to "Youtube", now I have! Indeed it is almost exactly as you say. Doesn't surprise me in the least, Tony has been playing Classic stuff since the 1970's (at…"
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Shawn McSweeny replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"The reallyniceman wrote : " . . . I wonder where Kerry Mills got his inspiration when he wrote Whistling Rufus????>" Trapdoor2 wrote : "  . . .No different than many composers, you create, change, recreate, adapt...and…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"Ruby was at his height as a banjoist in the late 1880's and then recording very early on with Edison and others. I believe the photos I've seen were with Stewart instruments. Whether that was "product placement" or actual…"
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"Ooh, I really like the banjo tone on this recording. Does anyone know what banjo Ruby Brooks played?"
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Steve Harrison replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"You can definitely hear the ghost of old Rufus whistling away in the background.It's still a worthy tune and deserves playing.....Steve. "
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?
"Yah, lots of similarities there! No different than many composers, you create, change, recreate, adapt...and sometimes steal from yourself..."
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A Kerry Mills composition from 1896... sound familiar?

Steve has been hunting for lost gems again and has come across a piece composed by the famous Kerry Mills (composer of Whistling Rufus).…See More
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Conn Hollow Capers (1900).....Frank R. Gillis.

This is rather a jolly cakewalk which is not too much of a challenge on the fingers. I was drawn to it because of the front cover which featured the banjo.…See More
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