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Collars & Cuffs..1907..Clarence Hoard St. John. 3 Replies

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Lonesome Mama Blues - Fred van eps

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7 String banjo sheet music

I've been playing around with a 7 string banjo for about 6 months now and I'm am now looking for some 7 string sheet music. I'm currently working through what is available for the scan of  Ellis' Thorough School for the 6 or 7 String Banjo which is missing pages but is still a pretty solid Tutor. I already found posting with The Devil Still Pursues Her and Horace Weston's Grand March which are both great pieces if anyone ever wants to tackle them on the 7. Grand March is looking to be a…

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Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Collars & Cuffs..1907..Clarence Hoard St. John.
"'Collar and Cuffs' was a commonly used term of derision  in those days for people we would now call 'fur coat and no knickers' or 'all wind and piss'. Eddie was a an odd ball and I think that the Royals were quite…"
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Collars & Cuffs..1907..Clarence Hoard St. John.
"Hi Richard, thanks for that, I had a look at his bio on Wikipedia and he was certainly a colourful character and an embarrassment to the Royal family. I wonder if St. John was aware of him or if the tune title was a coincidence...Steve. "
Sunday
Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Collars & Cuffs..1907..Clarence Hoard St. John.
"'Collars and Cuffs' was the nickname of the Duke of Clarence,1864 - 1892, the eldest son of Edward V11 and Princess Alexandra, and the heir to the British throne; he was so called because, in modern parlance, he as a 'fashion victim.…"
Sunday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Collars & Cuffs..1907..Clarence Hoard St. John.

Despite the uninspiring title, this is a well written and tuneful composition by one of the lesser known ragtime era composers. He published 20 compositions, his most successful being 'Cole Smoak' (rag) which I intend to arrange in due course. The…See More
Saturday
Byron Thomas replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Edmund Forman Sheet Music
"You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for you help! I really appreciate it!"
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to Edward Bettega's discussion L. Gatcomb Story
"There have been several discussions about him on this forum which you can find using the search function in the upper right hand corner. He kept company with shady characters and it was said he had been seen to walk through walls as well. And that…"
Friday
Edward Bettega replied to Edward Bettega's discussion L. Gatcomb Story
"What was Parke Hunter's story?"
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to Edward Bettega's discussion L. Gatcomb Story
"Yikes, L Gatcomb gives Parke Hunter serious competition in the Shady Living In the Margins.   My first banjo was a Gatcomb. It had inlaid markers instead of frets. It was a nice well-made banjo. My dad bought it for me when I was 12. We found…"
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Edmund Forman Sheet Music
"I'll add the only Forman piece I have..."Follia Di Spagno""
Thursday
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

Edmund Forman Sheet Music

For Byron, here is all the Forman music I have...Romance.https://archive.org/details/romance-edmund-formanPrince's Banjo Polka…See More
Thursday
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Edward Bettega posted a discussion

L. Gatcomb Story

In the Gatcomb Banjo Registry site is a link to an article detailing the life and mysterious disappearance of L. Gatcomb in 1899. It's a strange tale. Here's page 1 of the article. You can read the whole thing by following the link below - …See More
Thursday
Byron Thomas commented on Richard William Ineson's photo
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"Thanks Joel! You always come through with good info. Do you happen to know if the pieces of music survive?"
Wednesday
thereallyniceman replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Jolly Darkies (1903)..Karl Bechter
"What a gay day."
May 12
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Jolly Darkies (1903)..Karl Bechter
"Gaylord's Clog...from Z.M. Bickford's "The Banjoists Favorite""
May 11
Joel Hooks commented on Richard William Ineson's photo
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Joel Hooks commented on Richard William Ineson's photo
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"I have a few pieces by Forman scanned that I could post this evening.  They are not "tutors" but just sheet music, this piece included. "
May 11
Richard William Ineson commented on Richard William Ineson's photo
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"Hi Byron, I'll see if I can find this item amongst the mouldering pile; it's along time since it has seen the light of day."
May 11
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Jolly Darkies (1903)..Karl Bechter
"The only one I'm familiar with is "Gay Gossoon", which was covered on record by a number of banjoists (I think). I have copies of "Gay Hampton", "Gay 90's", and "The Gay Cavalier"...along with…"
May 11
 
 
 

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