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So thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo? 5 Replies

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Harem Scarem Rag (191?).....George Lem Trombley

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Thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo?

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So thinking of learing to play plectrum Banjo?

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Chicken Charlie (1905)....Ashley Ballou

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"Persiflage" by Fred Van Eps - sheet music? 7 Replies

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The Bell Chimes

A pretty little tune - this is the Herbert J Ellis version (but with the Dobson intro).  Hope you like this one, Ian (our resident Bell Ringer)

https://soundcloud.com/banjopickingal-1/the-bell-chimes

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I have added a Music player for Carrie's recording.

Very nice indeed Carrie, and a nice sounding banjo too. You sound better than my Handbell Ringing Team…

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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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John Field replied to thereallyniceman's discussion So thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo?
" About 7years back , I was contacted by the Music Director of a local (and very competent) amateur operatic society.  They were putting on the Charleston-era musical "The Boy Friend" and the MD was desperate for a banjo…"
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion So thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo?
"Thanks for that, Richard!  That story has the unmistakable sterling ring of truth. "
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Richard William Ineson replied to thereallyniceman's discussion So thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo?
"I remember going for an audition with a jazz band in the 1960s, there was only one other candidate - banjo players were in short supply and high demand in those days, as clubs would not employ a jazz band unless it has a banjoist in it, so you…"
17 hours ago
Shawn McSweeny replied to thereallyniceman's discussion So thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo?
"Believe it or not  Ian, I recently joined the city's tenor and plectrum band. My reasons were only twofold. First there is no CB locally, so it was time to look for other options. Second, I figured if playing with a pick later in life…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
"LOL. I've been trying to find out what they used for that sound effect back then. The local "Fiddler's Convention" has a craft show and one year somebody was selling paper cups with a string that could be made to sound much like…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
"I guess it wasn't a party until someone pulled out their coc… um, rooster."
yesterday
marc dalmasso replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
"Yes ; i think too the recordings with SD ' rolls like this or the 1914 >Victor ' version , FVE " the smiler " are unlistenable  ; general rule : more the sounds of the instrument are in the treble frenquency ( banjo ,…"
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
"These were some of the first "party" records. Somewhere I read that they were intended to sound like they were recorded during a wild party, etc. Recording companies often directed artists to play roughly and or eccentrically as it tended…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion So thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo?
"Hey! That second girl from the left is playing my Paramount!"
Saturday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
"In that interview Van Eps explains that he did not like using drums.  I wonder if doing the sound effect gags were a way to protest while doing what he was told? They are really dreadful and I have a hard time believing that it is just my…"
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Harem Scarem Rag (191?).....George Lem Trombley

This is another tune I've hopefully rescued from obscurity.It's a good piece…See More
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thereallyniceman posted a discussion

So thinking of playing Plectrum Banjo?

Me too!  I can think of 18 good reasons why :-) I particularly like the girl with the musical wobbly head. I must try that in my next video ;-)See More
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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
"Yeah that other version of Thanks FTL has a High Intense Lunatic Factor to it. It's a wild and crazy thing! "
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion RARE 1914 Pathé recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
"There's a version of "Thanks For The Lobster" with all the bells and whistles...and a cockerel crowing, etc. Actually, I like it better than this version. That rat-a-tat-tat block playing is damned annoying...it would make any…"
Wednesday
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion From My Sister-in-Law
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RARE 1914 recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra

Here are two RARE 1914 recordings of the Fred Van Eps Banjo Orchestra playing for the USA company Pathé Freres ... before it existed in the USA !! …See More
Wednesday
Trapdoor2 replied to John Cohen's discussion Another tab request...
"Cool! The second one "arr CRB" is from Clarke Buehling. Same initials, same MS as the orchestra version I've been working on. Thanks a lot Jody!"
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