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John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608
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My lineage on my mother's side being from Wales and having come to the USA through life on the London stage at the turn of the century...about the time Little Bill was just being able to tune his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Aug 24, 2016.

For Shawn, the Restless Biologist, and Eric: The REAL Ultimate Classic Banjo...???
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On this rainy Saturday, I've been mounting the neck back on a Gibson Bowtie after a lot of heel surgery while listening to Alex Magee's cut of "Jolly Darkies" which has been on repeat for about an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Nov 26, 2015.

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Chris Cioffi replied to Chris Cioffi's discussion John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608
"Well, Chris, nice to be confused with you as well! Thanks for the info....funny....I have those issues (not for long) and didn't even know what was in there yet....takes a while to read through decades of magazines..... Yes, as…"
Aug 24, 2016
F. Chris Ware replied to Chris Cioffi's discussion John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608
"Dear Anthony, I think you may be inadvertently conflating the Chrisses here; I posted that BMG article back in November and did indeed sorely neglect to cite the date, which I will now do, with my apologies: January 1955. It's part of the…"
Aug 17, 2016
Chris Cioffi replied to Chris Cioffi's discussion John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608
Aug 16, 2016
Anthony Peabody replied to Chris Cioffi's discussion John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608
"Chris, I think I have most of your answers to John Percy Cuninghame, but certainly not all.: John Percy Cuninghame Born on the 12th December 1891 to Alexander Kennedy Cuninghame and Mary Edith May Cuninghame nee Lawrence.  John Percy Cuninghame…"
Aug 16, 2016
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Vess Ossman - Dixie

"Benjamin-Also, on one of Marc/Trapdoor2's blog entries on this site, he has a scan of the 1910 Census page that has Vess's census listing, which of course includes address, occupation ("musician"), and living immediate…"
Feb 15, 2016
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Vess Ossman - Dixie

"Thank you for this, Chris! Benjamin, here is a covershot of the Peek issue with Carol on the cover...this is a 1940 issue and has some charicatures of Hitler inside, so it's an earlier issue than I originally thought. If you are interested,…"
Feb 15, 2016
Benjamin Stephens and Chris Cioffi are now friends
Feb 10, 2016
Chris Cioffi and marc dalmasso are now friends
Feb 10, 2016
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Vess Ossman - Dixie

"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…"
Feb 10, 2016
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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…"
Feb 10, 2016
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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"…"
Feb 10, 2016
Chris Cioffi replied to John Cohen's discussion Gibson Banjos
"John, I can't honestly remember.....it's been 3-ish years since I did the work, and I just can't remember the details you ask about, other than when I do a re-fret, I almost always change to a fresh nut as it's very difficult to…"
Jan 15, 2016
Chris Cioffi replied to John Cohen's discussion Gibson Banjos
"Thanks, John!   I thought you'ld like that banjo....everyone who ever played was kind of amazed by it."
Jan 15, 2016
Chris Cioffi replied to John Cohen's discussion Gibson Banjos
"John, many silverbells in the Gretsch period are raised heads. Your first paragraph is one example of what I meant, Jody."
Jan 14, 2016
Chris Cioffi replied to John Cohen's discussion Gibson Banjos
"I use frosted top plain jane normal remos for everything....unless something is odd. Some banjos are raucous, and if so, I'll try a stew mac or fiberskin or sometjhing, both of which suck rocks on good banjos, but on obnoxious banjos, they…"
Jan 14, 2016
Chris Cioffi replied to John Cohen's discussion Gibson Banjos
"Love to have a copy of the Cadwell/Mastertone info, John..... Did you buy Mike's PB-3? Do yourself a favor and cancel the order on the tone ring mate...waste of brass AND perfectly good money.....the one that arrived in the 20's Granada…"
Jan 13, 2016

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At 17:12 on December 1, 2015, Becky R. Schneider said…

Hi Chris, Glad to meet you, and hope you continue to enjoy your ABF experiences.  It is a wonderful organization with very passionate Classic Banjo enthusiasts.  Please consider a visit to one of our Rallies, and meet everyone in person and share your love of the banjo and classic music favorites.  Everyone would love to meet you.

Regards, Becky

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