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Not everyone likes Zither Banjos!!! 1 Reply

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“NEW” Old BMGs added to the John Field Library 2 Replies

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The Egyptian Trot (An Oriental Hop)..1914..Henry Lodge. 2 Replies

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Zither / Antique Banjo repairs. West Midlands 5 Replies

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Old Tutor Book 1 Reply

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"Drowsy Dempsey", Ossman plays Lansing... 1 Reply

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Sneaky Shuffles (1910)...Henry Lodge

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Nov 23.

Second banjo part 3 Replies

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Scarecrow Rag..1911..William Burdette Morrison.

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BMG Festival 1949 7 Replies

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Roseland Romance by Norton Greenop 11 Replies

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Banjo On Record 1 Reply

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4th string sympathetic resonance 2 Replies

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A Night In Egypt (Oriental Foxtrot)..1917..Charles R. Shibley 3 Replies

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3 miniatures 7 Replies

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Classic Banjo Podcasts from classicbanjo.com? 18 Replies

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Fuzzy Wuzzy...1915...Roy H. King

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Nov 1.

This is the other side of Olly Oakley's record that I posted earlier 11 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Oct 27.

Banana Peel Rag (Some Slippery Number)..1913..August Herman "Gus" Winkler 2 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/

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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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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Not everyone likes Zither Banjos!!!
"Well, that made me LOL He should have mentioned the best thing about ZBs...they don't float!"
yesterday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

Not everyone like Zither Banjos!!!

Here is an article from a 1904 BMG magazine...  Perhaps we should start a bonfire?See More
yesterday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion “NEW” Old BMGs added to the John Field Library
"Thank you Joel !    We are slowly getting there but there are quite a number of very early magazines missing for our library. If anyone can help fill the gaps PLEASE do let me have a scan or the loan of a copy/copies to add to the…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion “NEW” Old BMGs added to the John Field Library
"This is fantastic Ian!  Thank you for all your scanning and this website!! As a matter of fact, I was just organizing all of my digital BMGs to make sure I had the current searchable copies. I am constantly finding new stuff in these. …"
Tuesday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Egyptian Trot (An Oriental Hop)..1914..Henry Lodge.
"Hi Marc,  I've downloaded the song score for this, I'll have a look at it sometime and see what i can make of it...Steve."
Tuesday
Peter LaBau and Anurakt Scheepers are now friends
Tuesday
Tom Ryan replied to Andrew Paul Harris's discussion Zither / Antique Banjo repairs. West Midlands
"Andy, Give me a call tomorrow on 07811-336636 and I will give you his contact details. Tom"
Monday
Andrew Paul Harris replied to Andrew Paul Harris's discussion Zither / Antique Banjo repairs. West Midlands
"Divinity sounds a plan...probably wont get chance this side of xmas but im near Stourbridge so not that far."
Monday
Andrew Paul Harris replied to Andrew Paul Harris's discussion Zither / Antique Banjo repairs. West Midlands
"I know where Bliss Gate is...Any contact details?"
Monday
Tom Ryan replied to Andrew Paul Harris's discussion Zither / Antique Banjo repairs. West Midlands
"You could try getting in touch with Clive Hughes, he lives in Blissgate near Kidderminster. He is the only person I will let anywhere near my banjoes Tom"
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Egyptian Trot (An Oriental Hop)..1914..Henry Lodge.
"Well done again! Unfortunately, the "OF" era was only active for a few years (1922-1925?). Still, I would think there are scores of scores out there... 1928...still going!"
Monday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Egyptian Trot (An Oriental Hop)..1914..Henry Lodge.

Yet another Egyptian themed oriental Foxtrot (I wonder how many more there are!). As would be expected from Lodge, it's a very good composition that suits the banjo and is not too challenging to play. The score and midi are in the Library...Steve.…See More
Monday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

“NEW” Old BMGs added to the John Field Library

October 1904, April 1923, July 1923, August 1923, September 1923 and October 1923, have now uploaded.  I recently received…See More
Monday
Steve Harrison replied to Andrew Paul Harris's discussion Zither / Antique Banjo repairs. West Midlands
"Hi Andy, where in the West midlands are you? I live in Malvern, if you are in striking distance, I could have a look at it for you..Steve."
Monday
Joel Hooks replied to Andrew Paul Harris's discussion Old Tutor Book
"Oh yes, please scan!  It is best to scan black and white so that the yellow paper is removed. I have not seen this one."
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Joel Hooks replied to Trapdoor2's discussion "Drowsy Dempsey", Ossman plays Lansing...
"I forget where I read it but I seem to remember a period reference to how after "Darkies Dream" came out everyone started using the andante intro. This was one that I had gone over the 2nd part enough to where I could have played with you…"
Nov 23
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Sneaky Shuffles (1910)...Henry Lodge

This is one of HL's lesser known tunes and one I hadn't heard before. The grace notes as shown on the piano score were virtually unplayable on the banjo so I've reduced them to a single note and suggested playing them by sliding. I've simplified the…See More
Nov 23
 
 
 

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