F. Chris Ware
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Gordon Dando and William Ball.
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So in memory of Gordon Dando, and in the wake of his funeral yesterday in England, I’ve transferred and am posting here what must be among, if not the most, ultra-rare recordings of William Ball,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by F. Chris Ware Nov 14, 2016.

All our problems are solved!
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Once more, thanks to S. S. Stewart!1949, and a last gasp for the Stewart name about which I was not previously aware. (Joel, do you have one of these in your collection?) It has a "pilot light." (No…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Sep 18, 2016.

Horace Weston, W. P. Dabney, Sweeney, et al.
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Here’s a short but fascinating and I think extremely pertinent article by Wendell Phillips Dabney (1865-1952), who was an African-American string performer, composer and teacher from Richmond,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Jun 30, 2016.

Merry Christmas to Ian, The Really Nice Man.
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Here’s a holiday wish (and especially a big thank-you) to the administrator of this site, Ian, for maintaining such an impeccably polite, richly informative and overall welcoming ePlace to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jan 5, 2016.

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F. Chris Ware and The Gilded Banjo are now friends
Aug 2
F. Chris Ware commented on The Gilded Banjo's video
Aug 2
F. Chris Ware replied to thereallyniceman's discussion The hunt for BMG Magazines goes on!
"Hey, I can add one, too; just received and scanned it a couple of weeks ago. It's missing a cover, but whatevs, as the kids say. Joel, note page five and the electrifying thrill-ride discussion of bridges. (Grover Non-Tip is "the latest…"
May 11
Jerron Paxton and F. Chris Ware are now friends
Aug 17, 2020
F. Chris Ware commented on Jerron Paxton's video

Nola (Banjo Dance)

"Absolutely fantastic in every way! Wow, in a word, and holy cow, in two. Many thanks for recording this complicated tune, and for posting it!"
Jul 23, 2020
F. Chris Ware commented on Jerron Paxton's video

Buffalo Rag

"Such an absolutely fantastic rendition, as are all of your performances! I'm attaching a scan of the photo of Tom Turpin that appeared in "They All Played Ragtime," uncropped, which includes Turpin's original signature, which…"
Jun 24, 2020
F. Chris Ware replied to thereallyniceman's discussion OUR NEW DATABASE OF ORIGINAL RECORDINGS IS NOW LIVE !
"Wow, many thanks for gathering this all together, Ian. There's a lot to listen to here.  As for the FVE Birthday party tracks, I believe they are as follows: 5. Crackerjack7. La Premier (Eno)8. Banjomania (FVE original composition) 9.…"
Sep 1, 2019

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At 12:00 on October 8, 2015, Joel Hooks said…

Hi Chris, thanks for sharing all the fantastic stuff with us!   A while ago you posted the Weston supplement to the SSS Journal.  I am attempting to put together the complete run of Journals and do not have that issue.  Any chance you wold be willing to share?

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