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Attn: Steve Harrison....Have You Done This One Yet?
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Hi Steve-Thank you for all of your continued efforts....I'm looking forward to exploring all of your scores that you've arranged.I searched here and did not find this "Alagazam" by Abe Holzmann, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Mar 9.

John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608
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My lineage on my mother's side being from Wales and having come to the USA through life on the London stage at the turn of the century...about the time Little Bill was just being able to tune his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Aug 24, 2016.

For Shawn, the Restless Biologist, and Eric: The REAL Ultimate Classic Banjo...???
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On this rainy Saturday, I've been mounting the neck back on a Gibson Bowtie after a lot of heel surgery while listening to Alex Magee's cut of "Jolly Darkies" which has been on repeat for about an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Nov 26, 2015.

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Chris Cioffi replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"I understand, Francis, and it's of not much consequence at this point as your first banjo, but I thought to mention it just in case. When buying old banjos long distance, you never really know what work needs to be done anyway. Let us know…"
yesterday
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field BMG LIBRARY: UPDATE
"Ok, Ok, Ok!!!!! As soon as I get  &15  15S  I'll buy a bloomin' Concert Grande before my next trip to Africa AND I'll learn some Bert Bassett tunes already..... ;-)"
Monday
Chris Cioffi replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"Thank you for the proper French words....I will make notes of this for myself. I love  "incrustations". Marc-Is there a name/nickname for the fifth string nut itself that has been nicknamed "pip" to differentiate it…"
Monday
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field BMG LIBRARY: UPDATE
"Cool.... Keep these old issues coming!"
Monday
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field BMG LIBRARY: UPDATE
"Incedible!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU TO JOEL AND IAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Joe Morley zither banjo solo! Again, just incredible and a big THANK YOU to the both of you!"
Sunday
Chris Cioffi replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"My apologies, Marc, I hope you can see my intention to try to be considerate. Obviously, your English is very good.  I've always tried to be a "when in Rome" kind of guy. I didn't mean to de-rail Francis' topic for…"
Sunday
Chris Cioffi replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"Celui qui joue le meilleur avec cœur et technique je suppose... Certes, je ne voulais pas prendre ce hors sujet d’aider François, qui est évidemment un guitariste accompli,mais juste essayer de proposer une sorte de…"
Sunday
Chris Cioffi replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"I for one appreciate this and all your posts on this subject, Joel. I think we need to make a classic banjo ning "stickey" (or series of them like other sites/forums have) ESPEIALLY  for basic set up and maintanance of classic / gut…"
Saturday
Chris Cioffi replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"Francis-I hope you can excuse my English! Jody is absolutely correct, and I had a big epiphany on this this week working on a banjo that HATED Nylguts....to the point I thought I should discard the banjo....until I put on the LaBella 17's as a…"
Saturday
Chris Cioffi left a comment for Eli K L
"Hi Eli-I'm somewhat embarrassed by my assumptive Faux Paux earlier....it's not even April yet, but I'm playing the fool regardless.... Just the same, you are welcome here either way....just as much as anyone else, and we are always…"
Mar 14
Chris Cioffi left a comment for Eli K L
"Thank God you're here, Eli! It's been a long time since we talked, and I enjoyed finally meeting you in person at the Collector's Gathering a few years ago in Nashville. I've enjoyed all of the Christmas cards from you and your…"
Mar 13
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY. UPDATE !!!
"Thanks, Richard. I am battling with some demons (internal and external....enough said) about making my classic banjo recordings collection available....but I won't have time to do anything in that regard for at least a year....which gives me…"
Mar 12
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY. UPDATE !!!
"I'm very much looking forward to the Banjo World scans if you make them available, Richard.... That is indeed an elusive publication, and much coveted. Thank you again for your kindness to share, Richard."
Mar 12
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY. UPDATE !!!
"Thank you to Ian for your hard work, and to Mike and Richard! This is INCREDIBLE..... I hope we can fill in all the missing issues some day. Lots of reading to do now..... Thank you to everyone involved with this!!!!!!!!"
Mar 10
Joel Hooks replied to Chris Cioffi's discussion Attn: Steve Harrison....Have You Done This One Yet?
"Yeah Ian, when they put words to these they are TERRIBLE (and not just in the racist way-- they are just not good). I have read the lyrics to Whistling Rufus-- bad. I want to say I have found Darkies Dream once with lyrics added, also bad."
Mar 9
Chris Cioffi replied to Chris Cioffi's discussion Attn: Steve Harrison....Have You Done This One Yet?
"I understand, Steve, and again, i appreciate all of your efforts....you must be having fun doing this, but it does look like a lot of work as well.... Thanks, Ian!"
Mar 9

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At 17:12 on December 1, 2015, Becky R. Schneider said…

Hi Chris, Glad to meet you, and hope you continue to enjoy your ABF experiences.  It is a wonderful organization with very passionate Classic Banjo enthusiasts.  Please consider a visit to one of our Rallies, and meet everyone in person and share your love of the banjo and classic music favorites.  Everyone would love to meet you.

Regards, Becky

At 17:31 on March 7, 2019, thereallyniceman said…

Hi Chris,

Good to see you back on Classic Banjo Ning.  I hope that you will share your encyclopaedic knowledge of all thing banjo with us :-)

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