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Calfskin heads UK 3 Replies

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Dimples..1905..George L. Cobb

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(The celebrated) Turkey trot..1912..joseph M. Daly.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo on Saturday.

A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor 6 Replies

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My Adventuresome Banjo, Cammeyer 4 Replies

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Vance Lowry and the classic banjo? 86 Replies

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The "Trixie Dixie"..1907..John R. Smith.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Sep 13.

Zither Banjo Production Origins 2 Replies

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Notes and directions in sheet music... 10 Replies

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Steve's Cigar Box Banjo! 2 Replies

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Stainer-Hewett banjo 6 Replies

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Another great recording 7 Replies

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Another cracker from John Pidoux: Sioux War Dance 1 Reply

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Blinged Out banjo for auction! 1 Reply

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Unusual Van Eps disc... 7 Replies

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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/

Posted by carrie horgan on September 1, 2021 at 17:19 — 5 Comments

Olly Oakley plays Gallopade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvs_pEnVevQ

Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.

Posted by carrie horgan on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

 

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Pat Doyle replied to carrie horgan's discussion Calfskin heads UK
"Keith is correct. Here, William Cowley supply calf skin and the cheaper goat skin. Pat Doyle"
38 minutes ago
Keith Wilson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Calfskin heads UK
"Hi Carrie, COWLEYS are the actual source , Keith"
7 hours ago
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Dimples..1905..George L. Cobb

This is a new arrangement of a tune I did some years ago and replaces the original in the library. I've rewritten the bass solo in the trio and the midi is much improved compared to the original. It's a very good march and worth a listen and play.…See More
yesterday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Calfskin heads UK
"Brown Dog Banjos.  Thankfully still operating!"
Monday
carrie horgan posted a discussion

Calfskin heads UK

Does anyone know of a source for calf-skin banjo heads in the UK (it is to fit an 11 inch head).  The Banjo Works and Clifford Essex are no longer trading.  Thanks.See More
Monday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

(The celebrated) Turkey trot..1912..joseph M. Daly.

This follows a similar formula of another of Daly's tunes, The Chicken Reel, which I arranged some years ago. It's a well written, catchy tune with lots of variety. My suggested fingering for the opening parts leans towards melodic style. The score…See More
Saturday
Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor
"Thanks for the scans of this well worth playing, banjo arrangement of Pryor's trombone showcase tune Joel. It is interesting that only Clifford Essex included  the 'trombone slides' imitations in his arrangement, I used to play…"
Sep 22
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion My Adventuresome Banjo, Cammeyer
"https://books.google.com/books?id=CimDozlmXFEC&q=temlatt#v=onepage&q=temlett&f=false The problem of burden of proof arises as there is never any mention to the magic combination of wire/gut strings, tunneled string, or machine pegs in…"
Sep 21
nick langton replied to Joel Hooks's discussion My Adventuresome Banjo, Cammeyer
"Yes, although it would be interesting to see the original Temlett patent if it still exists somewhere and to what extent it may have differed from Dobson's design and the typical later zither banjos.     "
Sep 21
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion My Adventuresome Banjo, Cammeyer
"Temlett's knockoff of the Henry Dobson closed back banjo is not in dispute."
Sep 21
John Craze is now a member of Classic-Banjo
Sep 21
nick langton replied to Joel Hooks's discussion My Adventuresome Banjo, Cammeyer
"Joel, This is a brief article from 1884 referring to a patent for some form of suspended pot.     "
Sep 21
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor
Sep 21
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor
Sep 21
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor
Sep 21
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor
"Hi Joel, Good idea, I'd like to see them, if you attach the PDF files, I'll process them and send them to Ian to add to the library....Steve."
Sep 20
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

My Adventuresome Banjo, Cammeyer

I picked this up a few years ago and have been stalling to scan it based on the way it was bound and printed.  There has been some zither banjo talk lately over on BHO and Facebook.  Somehow the idea that Temlett "invented" the zither banjo in the…See More
Sep 20
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor
"I've got two arrangements of this, one by Alfred Cammeyer and one unattributed but looks like it came from a Turner folio.  Might be fun to compare. "
Sep 20
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

A Coon Band Contest..1899..Arthur Willard Pryor

There are recordings of this classic tune by FVE and Vess Ossman in original recordings. I've taken my arrangement from a piano score and I've added a few of my own amendments and additions, in particular in the trio, where I've replaced the…See More
Sep 18
Luke og quinn is now a member of Classic-Banjo
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