F. Chris Ware
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Gordon Dando and William Ball.
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So in memory of Gordon Dando, and in the wake of his funeral yesterday in England, I’ve transferred and am posting here what must be among, if not the most, ultra-rare recordings of William Ball,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by F. Chris Ware Nov 14, 2016.

All our problems are solved!
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Once more, thanks to S. S. Stewart!1949, and a last gasp for the Stewart name about which I was not previously aware. (Joel, do you have one of these in your collection?) It has a "pilot light." (No…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Sep 18, 2016.

Horace Weston, W. P. Dabney, Sweeney, et al.
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Here’s a short but fascinating and I think extremely pertinent article by Wendell Phillips Dabney (1865-1952), who was an African-American string performer, composer and teacher from Richmond,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Jun 30, 2016.

Merry Christmas to Ian, The Really Nice Man.
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Here’s a holiday wish (and especially a big thank-you) to the administrator of this site, Ian, for maintaining such an impeccably polite, richly informative and overall welcoming ePlace to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jan 5, 2016.

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F. Chris Ware replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
"Dear Mike, Well, it's great to know you're extant, and nice to see your avatar (and posting) again. Hope you indeed don't give up completely on the five-string since you cover a part of its history that few still do. In the wake of…"
Jun 27
F. Chris Ware replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
"Joel, it's salubrious you'd post this as I've ben mentally composing my own "Whither Mike Moss?" posting for months now, involuntarily begun when I noted with despair and anxiety he'd removed his YouTube videos a year…"
Jun 26
F. Chris Ware replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Ragtime Episode FVE--Ish
"Now here’s a discussion I can actually add something to, or at least screw up; attached is what purports to be a copy of “A Rag Time Episode” in its earliest manuscript — see note at left edge for provenance. It certainly…"
Jun 7
F. Chris Ware replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A NEW PAGE ON THE CLASSIC-BANJO.NING WEBSITE PUBLISHED TODAY!
"Dear Mr. Wade, Please count another set amongst the sold, if you have one -- or whatever is available! Though it's AM here in the states, I suppose I can also PM you, since you're six hours later, right? My very best,  Chris Ware."
Nov 30, 2016
F. Chris Ware replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"Thanks for the kind notes Carrie, Marc, Ian — and, of course, Pat. Ian, I’m attaching a scan of "Tickled Pink" from the October 1953 BMG, which Pat pointed me to, and which I conveniently have. It’s a plectrum solo, but…"
Nov 14, 2016
Trapdoor2 replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"One of my references shows "Tickled Pink" as a plectrum solo in one collection. I don't know who's collection it is in though... "
Nov 14, 2016
Russ Chandler replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"Do we have a date for these recordings, Chris?"
Nov 12, 2016
thereallyniceman replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"Thanks Carrie, but check out the MUSIC LIBRARY as we have a few of Phil Barker's compositions:  Bone Idle Country Life Impromptu and I have just added: Etude No. 3 and Jackpot"
Nov 12, 2016
carrie horgan replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"Thank you so much, Chris - a real treat to listen to.  I have never heard 'Tickled Pink' before - great tune.  I have an old music folder of the BMG club Croydon of first banjo pieces that has another piece by Phil…"
Nov 12, 2016
thereallyniceman replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"A request.. does anyone have the notation score for Tickled Pink and is there a piano part? I like the tune and would like to give it a go but don't seem to have it anywhere!"
Nov 11, 2016
thereallyniceman replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"Indeed, thank you very much Chris for this rare find. I have added audio players for each of the files so it is more convenient to hear them. Both Charles Mansell and William J Ball were great players... but I think Bill Ball had the edge…"
Nov 11, 2016
Pat Doyle replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"Fantastic, well done Chris. Pat"
Nov 11, 2016
Trapdoor2 replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion Gordon Dando and William Ball.
"What a wonderful thing to do. Thank you!"
Nov 11, 2016
F. Chris Ware commented on Joel Hooks's video
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Ladbroke March (Classic Banjo)

"Allow me to join the chorus and concur; your playing (if I may opine based entirely on impersonal digital evidence) seems to have reached the “focus all the power in the fingers” approach that only a few classic banjoists seem ever to…"
Sep 19, 2016
F. Chris Ware commented on thereallyniceman's video
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Pink Lemonade (A.J. Weidt)

"If I could get a banjeaurine to sound that full and clean, I’d be happy. “Sweet Corn” is one of my favorites and this is not one I’d heard before but is now a new favorite; Weidt had an all-too-rare composer's knack for…"
Sep 19, 2016
Jody Stecher replied to F. Chris Ware's discussion All our problems are solved!
"Oh my!  How many burners does it have?  is there a broiler attachment?"
Sep 18, 2016

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At 19:11 on March 5, 2013, Randall Ferguson said…

Sorry Chris. It sold right away. Just curious, are you in the US or the UK?

 

At 12:00 on October 8, 2015, Joel Hooks said…

Hi Chris, thanks for sharing all the fantastic stuff with us!   A while ago you posted the Weston supplement to the SSS Journal.  I am attempting to put together the complete run of Journals and do not have that issue.  Any chance you wold be willing to share?

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