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Joel Hooks replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"Yeah, just kidding around, not targeted at anyone in particular but sort of a shot at American academia and their version of banjo history which ignores huge swaths of stuff. "
5 hours ago
Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"I can humorously add that the likelihood of the word 'banjo' on it's own being a topic of general conversation here is also pretty much zero to surreal. Most English people don't give the banjo a thought. But many English people…"
7 hours ago
Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"Maybe you're referring to the US where the cultural associations of the banjo can make it a highly charged subject? Highly charged is the natural home of agenda. It's hard to overstate that here in the UK the words 'highly…"
8 hours ago
Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"I'm puzzled why you refer to 'agendas' as if there are unscrupulous persons at work set on asserting a falsehood in regard to the banjo? Where? Those that I know who have an interest in the early English banjo context are primarily…"
9 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"RE "Classic", My best guess is early 1970s. Now, I could try and claim that there is something in these examples: https://archive.org/details/let-her-go-galop-w.-a.-huntley_202211/mode/1up look under his…"
12 hours ago
Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"Jody, it seems we're diverging from the date of first usage of the label 'classic banjo', to what is a very wide discussion of the concept of accuracy/correctness! I completely agree that there is a fundamental requirement to be…"
12 hours ago
Byron Thomas replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"Not exactly the same but W.E. Ballantine was referred to on his Banjo Gems as "England's Premier Classical Banjoist"."
13 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"I think this may be a case of two nations divided by a common language. Substitute the word "accurate" for "correct" to get closer at what I think I understand Joel to be saying. The word "correct" does not have the…"
13 hours ago
Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"I'm not sure there is a 'correct' label Joel. 'Correct' is itself a very loaded concept relying as it does on criteria and contexts that in many historical instances we cannot be certain of at all. 'Correct' is…"
14 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"Since 2014 I've found a better etymology of the term.  When the founding ABF members were retiring from their professional jobs, they wanted to pick up the hobby of their youth-- banjo playing.  So off they went to the local music…"
17 hours ago
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

New Orleans Blues..1925..Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton.

This is the 4th of Morton's tunes that I've arranged and is probably the least challenging of the four to play. The fingering is fairly straightforward but the timing is tricky in parts and a good listen to the midi is recommended. As with the other…See More
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Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"Jody, thank you for the link to the 2014 topic. I've now read through those posts. My research interest is the 19th century English context, but I wanted to ascertain if I'd overlooked a specific contemporary source. It certainly appears…"
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Jody Stecher replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"There was an extensive discussion on the topic here in 2014. Nothing certain was decided. Evidence was inconclusive.  https://classic-banjo.ning.com/forum/topics/classic-banjo-the-continuing-story?id=2667446%3ATopic%3A87726&page=1#comments"
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Jody Stecher replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"The first time I heard the term "classic banjo" was 1990. I had the impression that the term had been in use for a few years but not a very long time. I have anecdotal evidence that the term was also used in preference to the term…"
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Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"That’s interesting Jody. I have multiple references to ‘classical’ in relation to banjoists, banjo solos and performances that span a surprisingly wide date range from 1879 to 1944. But these all have supporting evidence to clearly…"
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Jody Stecher replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Classic banjo as a term of reference
"I think the term may have arisen amongst the members of the ABF, the American Banjo Fraternity in the latter decades of the 20th century. When in the 1950s I first heard about the way the ABF members played banjo it was called "Classical…"
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Mike Bostock posted a discussion

Classic banjo as a term of reference

Can members here provide, or direct me to, external source references for the earliest use of the term 'Classic banjo'? I've looked at the Grimshaw, Van Eps, Parker Hunter and Morley et al, publications in the tutor book and song/journal section of…See More
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Sheet Music Request Alabama Echoes.
"Hi Joel, as a Brit, I'm not a member...Steve."
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Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Sheet Music Request Alabama Echoes.
"If the ABF has it, the requesting member should contact Becky directly so she can look for it."
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