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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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Paul Magnussen replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Sanders Papworth
"Sorry to be late to this discussion. There’s an article about him in the February 1948 issue of B.M.G., a cover photo also. He wrote at least eight pieces of music, which were published therein from ’41. He may (or may not) have been…"
25 minutes ago
Paul Magnussen replied to Trapdoor2's discussion A bit "off topic", A. P. Sharpe's "Make Your Own Spanish Guitar"
"Returning to Make Your Own Spanish Guitar: you may be interested to know that the famous luthier John Gilbert, whose guitars were played by (among others) David Russell and David Tanenbaum, got his start with that book. You can read about it…"
44 minutes ago
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Looking for Dance of the Spooks by Herbert Ellis TBB#401
"Thanks Steve, yeah you have done a number off these Halloween/horror themed pieces.  I also have a manuscript version of that Spooky Spooks done by Kenneth from the ABF library. I've been collecting and looking for banjo specific…"
2 hours ago
nick stephens replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"I understood that CE sourced their strings from Picato too, as did Chris Sands, I found upon enquiry that this company too seem to have ceased trading"
3 hours ago
Steve Harrison replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Looking for Dance of the Spooks by Herbert Ellis TBB#401
"Hi Joel, have you had a look at Spooky Spooks by Edward Claypoole?..I did an arrangement some time back and it's in the library. The midi doesn't do it justice as it makes it sound too mechanical but playing it sounds fine....Steve."
4 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Looking for Dance of the Spooks by Herbert Ellis TBB#401
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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Looking for Dance of the Spooks by Herbert Ellis TBB#401
"Here is a sample ad for Ghost Dance by Folkstone."
20 hours ago
John Deller replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"The wound 4ths probably came fro. Picato which is where he got his nylon strings from."
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"Interesting question. If they are not "true enough" for use on a fretted instrument, did Clem have them ground true? I can't imagine he would do that. I have played several sets of CE guts and they seemed fine to me...though I'm…"
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"Thanks Steve! I did get the 'varnished and unvarnished gut' listing...with gauges. Came in this morning. I think having the nylon gauges will complete the set! ===Marc"
yesterday
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Looking for Dance of the Spooks by Herbert Ellis TBB#401

I am always on the lookout for spooky/horror/supernatural themed banjo pieces.I was looking over the Turner Banjo Budget list and ran across this title and was wondering if it was hiding in someone's stack out there.Other titles that caught my…See More
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I just love Tarrant Bailey's playing... don't you?
"In the world of performing and recording artists the two main reasons for pseudonyms are a) choosing a name that is thought to have greater appeal to the public than the given name, and b) as a way around being under exclusive contract to a specific…"
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I just love Tarrant Bailey's playing... don't you?
"It seems that it was a big thing at the time for performers to record under pseudonyms. Some say that it was fool the record buying public into buying more of their records!  Someone who bought "banjo" records may buy the same…"
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John Deller replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"Im basically gonna get some gut just to experience them. "
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Steve Harrison replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
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nick stephens replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I just love Tarrant Bailey's playing... don't you?
"sure is fine playing, why Gus Phillips ? I dont get it."
yesterday
nick stephens replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"I am getting confused by gauges etc, I reckon I shall just buy La Bella 17s and get used to them, I did think they were rather expensive but, I have been quoted some eye watering prices for singles in gauges I dont even pretend to understand !"
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nick stephens left a comment for John Deller
"Howdy John, rather intrigued by all the string talk, not really understanding gauges, cheers, Nick."
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Joel Hooks replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion LaBella 17
"My next question is, are they true?  Harp strings wound not need to be as they are not fretted."
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nick stephens and John Deller are now friends
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