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Library of Congress - National Jukebox
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia May 11, 2011.

Joe Morley's Banjo for sale?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hird Nov 25, 2014.

SS Stewart's Complete American Banjo School
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tyler Cornett Oct 12, 2010.

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Tim Hird replied to Adam's discussion Joe Morley's Banjo for sale?
"Hi Keith, Can you send your email address, it will be easier to send you a link to a website because the files are too big and too many! By the way were you deputy head at heckmondwike grammar school? Regards, Tim"
Nov 25, 2014
Keith Wilson replied to Adam's discussion Joe Morley's Banjo for sale?
"Hello Tim, Would like to see the photo`s, I did know your Dad-Thanks Keith"
Nov 25, 2014
Tim Hird replied to Adam's discussion Joe Morley's Banjo for sale?
"Hi, Dad had four banjos left when he died. A Paragon that sold very quickly, another one I forget the name of which also sold, and I still have his Farland and his Monarch Windsor Whirle. Both are for sale if anyone is interested. I can mail photos…"
Nov 18, 2014
Adam replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A Grand Day Out
"Marc - I'm going to be in Phoenix, AZ next weekend and will definitely swing by Mesa (very nearby) to check out that Wurlitzer.  Thanks for making me aware of it! I won't be eating there as I get my Phoenix pizza fill here.  …"
Apr 19, 2012
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Carry On - Kirby

"Mike, I'm going to refer to you simply as "the machine" from now ... you're churning these beauties out!  Another good performance ... thanks for sharing!"
Jan 28, 2012
Adam replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Music Library: A peek behind the scenes
"Thanks, Ian!  I love the peek behind the scenes ... And your "suction box" solution is pure inspired genius.  Well done!"
Jan 28, 2012
Adam commented on Mike Moss's video
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Mazeppa - Morley

"Clifford Essex sells a CD on which it's listed as on of the pieces: http://cliffordessex.net/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=321 And, next time I'm in Utah, I'm eating here: http://www.joemorleys.com/  :)"
Jan 28, 2012
Adam commented on Mike Moss's video
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Mazeppa - Morley

"Hey Mike - great job; I think this might be my favorite recording of yours ..."
Jan 27, 2012
Adam commented on thereallyniceman's video
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The Georgia Grind Classic Style Banjo

"Yes, excellent job by all 3 of you!"
Jan 26, 2012
Adam replied to thereallyniceman's discussion TEST OUT OUR NEW AUDIO PLAYER
"Hi Ian, Is it possible to set up some kind of "jukebox" for the audio files you're uploading?  While it's great to find them attached to files in the Library, it would also be nice just to listen to them as a playlist of…"
Jan 26, 2012
Adam replied to Michael Neverisky's discussion eAEG#B in the time of Stewart
"Hi Michael, "A" Tuning was the "standard" American tuning in the late 19th C.  Rather than give you my own addled bit of historical knowledge, here's a search on this site for…"
Jan 26, 2012
Adam replied to Michael Neverisky's discussion Lansing's Practical
"A nice drawing of the man himself, from SSS' The Banjo - A Dissertation (1st Ed.), also from the Hamilton web site. All for now ... Sorry to clog the airways ... :)"
Jan 25, 2012
Adam replied to Michael Neverisky's discussion Lansing's Practical
"The files on the site can be printed or saved as PDFs - woohoo! Once you pull up a document, there's an area called OPTIONS - one of the options in the drop down menu is COMPLETE PRINT VERSION.  Select that and click GO and it pulls up a…"
Jan 25, 2012
Adam replied to Michael Neverisky's discussion Lansing's Practical
"Was looking for info on Dobson banjos this evening and found a copy of Lansing's Practical: http://elib.hamilton.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/spe-ban&CISOPTR=1804&REC=7 In fact, there's a whole mess of items on this site,…"
Jan 25, 2012
Adam replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Donations towards the future of Classic-Banjo.Ning
"Marc - do you use a Mac by chance?  On my Mac at home the CHIP IN  box shows up sporadically - sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not.  On my Windows box at work it shows up just fine, all the time.  Could be…"
Jan 24, 2012
Adam replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Early Guitar-Banjos
"#rag!   ... is it trending?  it should be!  great stuff, Michael."
Jan 24, 2012

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I got it BAS, and that ain't good

(B.A.S. - banjo acquisition syndrome)



Like some other folks on this site (ahem - Rob - ahem) I seem always to be on the lookout for yet another banjo. Bernunzio's site is looked at weekly - more often if I'm especially covetous. I also check out a shop that is relatively local to me called Buffalo Bros ... Recently I went up to their shop to check out 4 different banjos (pics on the BB site): a 1920s Van Eps; a Fairbanks &… Continue

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 2:48 — 3 Comments

Bill Evans playing a banjola

Here's a link to Bill Evans playing Frank Converse's arrangement (with variations) of Home Sweet Home ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ESpG1obQgs

I've watched it about 6 times now ...

I believe the kids today would say he "shreds!" :)

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 6:35

Syncopatin' Shuffle

Hi All,



About 3 years ago there was a program presented by Julian Vincent on BBC Radio 4 called Syncopatin' Shuffle. I have a copy of this program and listened to it again this week. I think it's a wonderful show and think some of you will enjoy it too. It's not strictly about classic banjo - it covers minstrel/stroke-style, classic, bluegrass and clawhammer.



I contacted Mr Vincent and while he is not the copyright holder (the BBC is) he had no issue with me making it… Continue

Posted on February 28, 2010 at 17:37

Marmion Schottiche

Attached is a version of Marmion Schottiche from Clarke Buehling's "Choice Music for Banjo and Banjeaurine." I play it in eAEG#B rather than standard C. It's played on my ca. 1880s Morrison with nylgut strings.



It's a rough recording - both in its playing and actual recording. But had I decided to wait for perfection I'd never post anything ... :)



Feel free to advise, criticize, or comment.



Finally, what do you folks use to record your tunes? If anyone has… Continue

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 14:37 — 6 Comments

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 3:24 on May 13, 2009, Trapdoor2 said…
HI Adam. Yes, I'll upload the TAB for Sunflower Dance for you tomorrow night, too late to do it tonight. I have both parts (1st and 2nd banjo) for it, so if you can find a friend, it makes a great duet (and the 2nd part is very easy).
At 18:59 on May 29, 2009, Dave Connelly said…
Thanks for the greetings. Nice to meet you.
At 4:36 on June 2, 2009, Clarke Buehling said…
I was out at the California Banjo Gathering in Sacramento last October and played a few gigs around the area. The only way to get me or the Old 78s,
or the Skirtlifters for that matter, would be to find a keystone gig like a festival.
I have a couple sisters in Santa Barbara and one in Orange county, so I do
come through on holidays sometimes.
At 13:36 on March 8, 2010, Ture Holm said…
Thanks Adam!
I just found this website by chance, I love it!
It seems to be a nice variety of people, anything from beginners to advanced.
I have never played classic before so this will be a new challenge for me.
Hope you're keeping well in sunny California dude!
At 3:35 on April 13, 2010, Peter LaBau said…
Hey Adam- Nice to hear from you. Happy to oblige with a CD- but I'm dealing with a death in the family at the moment, and won't be back until next week. I'll connect with you then- thanks so much- Peter
At 10:39 on May 3, 2010, Carl Anderton said…
I listened to all your audio feeds-- I guess I missed them before- they aren't as "prominent" as the video's perhaps-- anyway you sound good, lots of style and passion in your playing. I especially dug your Gumbo Reel. Good stuff there.
At 1:25 on July 15, 2017, Hal Allert said…

Hi Adam. yes, I can get you  CD of "A Banjo Oddity" for $12. You might also want to check out my YouTube channel under "Hal Allert" to see and hear more of my band.

Hal Allert

3407  E 47th Ave.

Spokane, WA 99223

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