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A Hot Old Time In Ragtown (1899)..Chas. B. Brown.

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Yankee Notions (1910..Benjamin Richmond. 3 Replies

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Charlie Rogers 5 Replies

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Turner's March Albums for sale 7 Replies

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Another Sad Day 4 Replies

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The Bonnie Briar Bush (1897)...Jacob Henry Ellis. 3 Replies

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Soliloquy by Paul Eno 4 Replies

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Kronique Kranks.

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Fred Bacon's custom Silver Bell No. 4 2 Replies

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My Filipino Princess (1899)..John Raymond Hubbell 4 Replies

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UK Classic Banjo Rally 3rd September 2016

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S.S. Stewart fretboard lengths 9 Replies

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Stuttering Jasper (1899)...Robert Cohn

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Jul 5.

Horace Weston, W. P. Dabney, Sweeney, et al. 9 Replies

Started by F. Chris Ware in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Jody Stecher Jun 30.

Billiken Rag (1918)..E. J. Stark.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Jun 30.

A Georgia Barn Dance (1909)..Kerry Mills. 4 Replies

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String et al suggestions 16 Replies

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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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Greg Adams commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Freckles" (finger style 5-string banjo)

"Thanks for the comments. Yes, they are nylon strings--Savarez carbon series. I love this tune."
3 hours ago
Joel Hooks commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Freckles" (finger style 5-string banjo)

"Steel strung?  It sounds the way a nylon strung banjo should sound to me, clear and sharp.  Greg plays with fingernails which add a little more crispness, but not that much. Great playing Greg!"
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Brian Kimerer commented on Greg Adams's video
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"Excellent. The banjo sounds steel strung. Do you have steel strings on it?"
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

A Hot Old Time In Ragtown (1899)..Chas. B. Brown.

This is another early 'folksy' sounding cakewalk that could have been written for banjo. It has a very playable bass solo that repeats in the upper octave. The midi doesn't do the arrangement justice, it sounds much better on banjo. The score and…See More
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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Yankee Notions (1910..Benjamin Richmond.
"In the 19th century Reuben Reuben was  Reuben and Rachel, a pop song for people of all ages. The 20th century children's song is a parody. I vaguely  remember hearing the original as a boy. My impression is that " I've…"
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It seems that NING are experiencing problems which may make the website load slowly or not work at all. You may also experience 500 Errors when the server times out.…See More
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Yankee Notions (1910..Benjamin Richmond.
"Hi Jody, many thanks, you're yet again the fount of all knowledge re American music. I'd never heard of Reuben, Reuben so I had a listen on You Tube, it's a delightful childrens song that doesn't appear to have crossed the…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Yankee Notions (1910..Benjamin Richmond.
"Intro : Yankee Doodle plus ? Reuben Reuben I've Been Thinking Arkansas Traveler Little Brown Jug Turkey In The Straw ? Yankee Doodle"
Saturday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Yankee Notions (1910..Benjamin Richmond.

Name that tune! This is another medley of popular tunes arranged by Richmond as a march. I recognize the usual subjects but there are a few that I don't, maybe someone can name them all? It's my 6th 'Yankee' featured tune and my 309th arrangement. I…See More
Saturday
Jody Stecher replied to Anthony Peabody's discussion Charlie Rogers
"Or was this an obscure joke about americans? "so USA" could mean "very american".  Probably not.  I was left wondering how someone comes to believe that "So" is an American Indian name. I invest-a-migated. And…"
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to Anthony Peabody's discussion Charlie Rogers
"Sousa is a Portuguese name. JPS was not an American Indian. JPS's father was Portuguese born in Spain and his mother was born in Bavaria. His father played trombone in the Marine Band of the USA in the mid 19th century. I don't think there…"
Friday
Joel Hooks replied to Anthony Peabody's discussion Charlie Rogers
"I don't have anything.  I did like RTB(jr?)'s comment about "Mr. So" adding U.S.A to make his name "prettier."  "
Friday
thereallyniceman replied to Anthony Peabody's discussion Charlie Rogers
"Hi Anthony, I have looked through my records and cannot confirm, 100%, Roger's year of birth. In the 1966 BMG article below, mathematics suggests that: in 1907 the famous photo of Rogers was published in the BMG, showing him as a sixteen year…"
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to Anthony Peabody's discussion Charlie Rogers
"re question 3, on the Charlie Rogers page of this website there is a photo of what seems to be his trunk from the days when he was a member of The Royal Pierrots of Clifford Essex. And on it, in gold letters, os painted the name "Charles".…"
Friday
Anthony Peabody posted a discussion

Charlie Rogers

If you have read the biography of Charlie Rogers elsewhere on this site, you may have read most of whatever information there might be on this significant individual, "The Boy Wonder".  I don't think anything is known of him after service in the…See More
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Richard Katz commented on Richard Katz's photo
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S.S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred

"Well, I just don't look at it. Too mesmerizing!"
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Trapdoor2 replied to John Cohen's discussion Turner's March Albums for sale
"Ian, you are my hero!"
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thereallyniceman replied to John Cohen's discussion Turner's March Albums for sale
"Hi Marc, I am working on he above to include not only the Turner stuff but a whole host of different authors. "
Wednesday
Trapdoor2 replied to John Cohen's discussion Turner's March Albums for sale
"And...the ones up on Hal's site are from my collection (Hal scanned them ages ago). Would be nice if we could get the whole of JAT's output together in one spot..."
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