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Yet another rare recording by Fred Van Eps turns up!

I have never heard this one before. It was recorded on the "Indestructible" label Cylinder No 467 and recorded in 1912. It sounds a bit ear…

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo

1 Sep 22
Reply by Steve Harrison

Spooky Spooks (1916)......Edward. B. Claypoole

This rather good novelty number was requested by Joel Hooks some time back, unfortunately, I only recently saw his message in my inbox so m…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

2 Sep 21
Reply by Steve Harrison

Old Tutor Books...how many are we missing?

I found this interesting article in my bedtime reading. (1961 BMG magazines, of course) I have not seen a list of tutor books compiled befo…

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo

3 Sep 20
Reply by Jackie Cook

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 t…

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo

3 Sep 20
Reply by thereallyniceman

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…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

0 Sep 13

Who are they? (banjo players)

Does anyone know who the the banjo players are featured on this music cover?....Steve.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

5 Sep 11
Reply by marc dalmasso

Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (1912)....Lewis F. Muir

This is another of my arrangements of a popular song of the day, this one was was made famous by Al Jolson and for all the Brits old enough…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

3 Sep 10
Reply by Jody Stecher

The Darkies' Mardi Gras (1906)...Theo Wenzlik

Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden was a cornet player and one of the pioneers of ragtime/jazz in the late 1890s and early 1900s. He wrote a tun…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

0 Sep 4

Banjo Roots and Branches by Robert Winans

Got my copy in last night! This should be an interesting read. I've met Bob Winans on a number of occasions and it is his original 1852 Ash…

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo

1 Aug 30
Reply by david caron

Re: The Royal Schottische TAB

Hi Trapdoor, Many thank's indeed for that, very much appreciated. Where/how do I now access the TAB to download it. Kind regards. Frank

Started by Frank Coyne in Classic Banjo

3 Aug 24
Reply by Trapdoor2

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