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Good evening everyone,
It's been awhile since I've posted anything to this site (life's a little too busy). The following link will take you to a SoundCloud audio file capturing a great opportunity I had with Hank Sapoznik to record "Whistling Rufus" on an original Edison wax cylinder recorder. It was a surreal experience: https://soundcloud.com/smithsonian-folkways/banjo-gathering-morrist...
Some friends at Smithsonian Folkways were kind enough to post it on their Sound Cloud account, so I hope it's okay to share it through their link. We recorded it at the Banjo Collectors Gathering in early September as part of a demonstration facilitated by the Edison Museum's Jerry Fabris. Bob Carlin was our announcer.
Best regards to all,
Excellent stuff Greg and Hank. As I said in a recent post "You can never get too much of Old Whistlin'" !
This reminds me of the good old days on this web site when Carl discovered a box of 1890's VHS tapes of his Great Grandaddy playing the Classic Banjo... Classic indeed and worth another look: