"Sorry to throw a wrench in the works, but one question:
It states on the film information that the recordings were made from 1924-1927.
Is it not the case that Vess Ossman died of a heart attack in December 1923 ?"
"Almost! So the entire Vess Ossman video starts at about 50:45, this was as close as I could figure out how to get.
So there you have it. If you are like me, you will stare at it until you go cross eyed.
I could not tell what banjo he is…"
"Take a closer look and you may think differently. Both faces are lean and well proportioned with similarities in hairline, brow, cheekbones, mouth, chin, projecting ears and so on. After puzzling over this for some time last year, I was…"
LA MI LA MI LA,c'est ce qui est marqué sur la tombe d'un musicien qui était mort d'avoir trop mangé de pain de mie...dixit la mie l'a mis là...
J'ai pris contact avec tout ce petit monde, j'en connais déjà pas mal depuis un bail, les autres sont trés sympas.
Merci mon pote !
Hey, thanks! I like your version of the Morley too; I'll have to incorporate the octaves on the walkdown of the "D" section--sounds great. I'm doing my best to approximate William Ball's performance on that tune; have you heard it?
Hi Marc - I could not help but note that you were aware my father (Tom Barriball) played a "Clifford Essex Regal" banjo. How did you get to know my father? We, the family, have over more recent years lost an awful lot of photos and history in relation to our Father and my Brother in Leicester & I are trying to regain some of what has been lost. Anything you can tell me would be very much appreciated