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Shawn McSweeny replied to TONY BRYAN's discussion BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY
"Both Basssett recordings have been set at or very near score pitch and thus should be at or near original tempo. The incredibly fast, accurate playing makes it easy to see why CE was so supportive of Bert.  Gay Gossoon is not an isolated…"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion J.C. Bertolle the "Dexter" banjo
"Thanks Jody. I'm guessing the person selling it took the neck off to show in what state it is? I don't know either."
yesterday
TONY BRYAN replied to TONY BRYAN's discussion BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY
"Thanks, Shawn.  Corrections noted.  In the CE catalogue "Dreamy Eyes" is listed as an arrangement by Charlie Rogers, but "as played by Vess Ossman".  No mention of any composer, least of all poor old J. B. …"
yesterday
Shawn McSweeny replied to TONY BRYAN's discussion BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY
"And "Dreamy Eyes" is by J.B. Lampe. Here's "Goblin" and most of 'Patagonian", minus an irreparable audio gap. Goblin%20Gambols%20-B%20Bassett.mp3 Patagonian%20Picnic%2C%20A%20-B%20Bassett.mp3"
yesterday
TONY BRYAN replied to TONY BRYAN's discussion BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY
"Thanks for the correction, Shawn.  I’ll include it in the next edition of the bio, along with all the other corrections submitted by the members.   For the sake of accuracy, I should point out that what you read in the bio is the…"
yesterday
Shawn McSweeny replied to TONY BRYAN's discussion BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY
"Nicely done Tony. Small point, but towards the end, among the Jumbo recordings, "A Gay Gossoon" has the long-standing but incorrect composer credit to Ossman. The composer was Edwin F. Kendall. Go here, scroll to last paragraph…"
yesterday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Burglar Buck (1909)..Stephen O.Jones

Included with this post is a recording by Fred Van Eps and the MP3 and score of my arrangement which will be added to the library later. I've taken it from the piano score and I haven't included the number of repeats as used by FVE....Steve.…See More
Saturday
TONY BRYAN replied to TONY BRYAN's discussion BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY
"Thanks, Joel, glad you like it. For all that Bert Bassett made about two dozen recordings on the Jumbo label, very few of them are included in published collections.  Neovox (Concert No3) has Halimar and Dream Dance.  On this site we have…"
Saturday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion J.C. Bertolle the "Dexter" banjo
"To my eye it looks like a nice banjo and not expensive.  But of course it depends on how well it plays and how it sounds. Also there are some pictures of wooden objects whose identity and condition is not clear to me. A detached dowel stick?…"
Saturday
Pär Engstrand posted a discussion

J.C. Bertolle the "Dexter" banjo

Hi all,I haven't been very active in the last years, mainly because I haven't had time to play classic banjo at all. I hope that will change in the near future.I would like your expert opinion on a banjo for sale. A friend of mine want's to get in…See More
Saturday
Joel Hooks replied to TONY BRYAN's discussion BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY
"Nice work! Does anyone have the recording of Bert playing Goblin Gambols, a kinda weird solo."
Friday
TONY BRYAN posted a discussion

BERT BASSETT BIOGRAPHY

We have at last completed a biography for Bert Bassett.  It can be found in Player Biographies.  It is based on an obituary writted by Clifford Essex for BMG in 1937, with some corrections, clarifications and additions.For those of you who would…See More
Friday
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Thursday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Cotton Time (March &Two Step) 1910..Charles N. Daniels.

This is another well written rag from Daniels, it has plenty of variety and I particularly like his use of block chords in the third part (bars 48/64) . The score and MP3 are included with this post to be added later to the library...Steve…See More
Thursday
thereallyniceman replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Park Crescent March for Banjo, Banjeaurine, and Second Banjo
"Thanks Joel, I will add this to our MUSIC LIBRARY later!"
Thursday
carrie horgan replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Park Crescent March for Banjo, Banjeaurine, and Second Banjo
"Thanks Joel!"
Wednesday
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

Park Crescent March for Banjo, Banjeaurine, and Second Banjo

I just got this arrangement of the Park Crescent March "Concert Edition" with an added Banjeaurine part that I thought our friends on the other side of the pond might like for their next banjo rally.…See More
Wednesday
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Feb 27
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Feb 25
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Vienna Rag (Cake Walk à la "Strauss")..1905..Paul Ruben

This a well written rag in which the composer was influenced by the music of Strauss. Apart from the usual suspects, I'm not familiar with  Strauss's music so I can't identify which passages he'd "Staussified". The piano score was in F, I've…See More
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