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Bill Bowen's arrangement of the Maple Leaf Rag 4 Replies

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An old BMG Federation membership card

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Unusual banjo depiction 4 Replies

Started by Ethan Schwartz in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Jody Stecher 18 hours ago.

Return Of The Regiment...Emile Grimshaw

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Mr. Jollyboy...Emile Grimshaw. 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison on Sunday.

You And A Canoe...Emile Grimshaw

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo on Thursday.

The Banshee..Emile Grimshaw. 9 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison on Thursday.

A Banjo Vamp..Emile Grimshaw

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Jan 31.

Languid Blues..Edmund Caselli 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Jan 30.

Another Caselli..."Dainty Hussy"

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo Jan 30.

A Footlight Favourite...Emile Grimshaw

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Jan 29.

Good Scout and Universal Foxtrot by Vess Ossman 6 Replies

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo. Last reply by nick stephens Jan 29.

Life In Louisiana..Emile Grimshaw 8 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Jody Stecher Jan 27.

Martin Wheatley plays classic banjo 17 Replies

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Georgia Medley 9 Replies

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The Wayne Adams Old Classic Banjo Collection

Many CB players will already be aware of this but this has recently been released on CD.  I know many of these tunes are in the Original Recordings archive and elsewhere but it's good to see this being released. …

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Posted by carrie horgan on January 4, 2023 at 18:58

Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz

Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/

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Joel Hooks replied to Richard William Ineson's discussion Bill Bowen's arrangement of the Maple Leaf Rag
"All good!  Just adding for reference."
3 hours ago
Richard William Ineson replied to Richard William Ineson's discussion Bill Bowen's arrangement of the Maple Leaf Rag
"I'd quite forgotten its appearance in the 1965 5 Stringer, I hope that I haven't trodden on anybody's toes. I was just sorting  through the piles of paper and came across it so I thought that I would share it with a wider public…"
4 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Richard William Ineson's discussion Bill Bowen's arrangement of the Maple Leaf Rag
"... as originally published in the American Banjo Fraternity 5 Stringer, issue 94, Spring 1965."
5 hours ago
Richard William Ineson replied to Richard William Ineson's discussion Bill Bowen's arrangement of the Maple Leaf Rag
"Page 2"
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Jody Stecher replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Unusual banjo depiction
"And European banjo-ukuleles as well."
18 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Unusual banjo depiction
"Dear Tiffany & Co., (or whoever the company was) Please send us stain glass panels based on the included dimensions . This will be used in a gazebo pavilion for musical performance so please design to that theme. Yours, Bangsal Mandalasa…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Unusual banjo depiction
"Ooh!  I just notice that first syllables of Bangsal Mandalasana, Ban and Mand, are also the first syllables of BANjo and MANDolin."
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Unusual banjo depiction
"I think the artist just chose a random number of strings. I say this because I don't agree about accuracy of depiction.  I would think accuracy would be difficult to achieve in stained glass and might be unnecessary to convey banjo-ness or…"
yesterday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Return Of The Regiment...Emile Grimshaw

This the last of my arrangements of  Grimshaw tunes for a while. As with the others, I have made a few minor changes to reflect how I choose to play it...Steve.See More
yesterday
Ethan Schwartz posted a discussion

Unusual banjo depiction

 Somewhat off-topic, but some here may be interested in a highly unusual banjo depiction. This is the Bangsal Mandalasa, a structure located within the palace of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. Built in 1923, it combines elements of Javanese, European,…See More
yesterday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Mr. Jollyboy...Emile Grimshaw.
"Hi Joel, Thanks for the info. The origins of the name Jollyboy is interesting, as well as being a dancing doll, it also goes back to Edwardian and Victorian England when troupes of entertainers used to set up on the beaches of  our popular seas…"
Sunday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Mr. Jollyboy...Emile Grimshaw.
"Jollyboy= 1911 (best as I can tell). The Banshee= November 1926 You and a Canoe= March 1928 As a side note, Jollyboy is one I enjoy playing but I am guilty of playing it fast.  I am going to practice it with the metronome and see what that…"
Saturday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Mr. Jollyboy...Emile Grimshaw.

Another of my Grimshaw favourites that I've arranged into a more readable score and to which I've made a few slight amendments.  Regarding the recent Grimshaw arrangements that I've posted, does anyone know when they were first composed or…See More
Friday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

You And A Canoe...Emile Grimshaw

I was inspired to arrange this one after watching the video of Ian's excellent rendition. It's a tune that had dropped off my radar and one that I hadn't played for a good 15 years. I've added plenty annotation and position indicators in my…See More
Thursday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Banshee..Emile Grimshaw.
"Hi Marc, regarding the playing tempo, I set it as Grimshaw recommended on his original score with the intro at 116bpm and the dance at 152. Having said that, I don't think I've ever heard it played as such...Steve."
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Banshee..Emile Grimshaw.
"That would do it. I had thought there was another banjo in there...but wasn't sure."
Wednesday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Banshee..Emile Grimshaw.
"I could be mistaken, but I believe there are three regular banjos and a piano on that recording.   I think that is why his recordings tend to sound cluttered. "
Wednesday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Banshee..Emile Grimshaw.
"Yah, Bradbury's is too fast and too florid for my ears. Ball also pushes the tempo way out. I dont play it but if Steve's mp3 is at tempo, then I think I'd move it along a bit quicker too!"
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