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The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
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Hello everybody,while looking at old issues of the Crescendo magazine (available here :…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Dec 11, 2017.

"The famous Van Eps Trio in A bit of jazz" (1921)
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Hello everyone,does anybody happen to know if that early sound-film (Kellum process) featuring Fred Van Eps and that is luckily preserved with both image and sound apparently in the UCLA film archive…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Nov 14, 2015.

Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
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Hello everybody,While searching for banjo records on a french radio website I stumbled upon this emission broadcasted in 2013, in which you can listen to two banjo records (which I find really…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist Sep 14.

"Persiflage" by Fred Van Eps - sheet music?
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Hello everybody,I'm new to this discussion board - I'm still a beginner with the banjo, as I got my first one less than one year ago, and been playing since then - though not making much progress,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marc dalmasso Nov 10, 2014.

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Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"There might be and there might have been and the fame of the Bohees might have precipitated it, but I do not know."
Sep 14
Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"Jody for all I know there may be a thriving and particular Black culture in the Maritimes in general and in New Brunswick where the Bohees are said to hail from in particular.  It is just that the facts are the Bohees parents moved to…"
Sep 5
Jody Stecher replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"Thanks, Tony. That is more than I knew. I was hoping to find out that there was once a Black banjo culture in the Maritimes but I guess there wasn't. "
Sep 4
Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"My problem is I am like one of those jugglers who has all these plates spinning in the air and cannot take care of them. Looking for other things I have found a lot of information about Lowry .   An Australian academic produced  a…"
Sep 4
Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"T The Bohee Brothers were probably the most famous Black banjo entertainers in the world after Horace Weston.  They were born in the Maratimes of Canada, a place with a Black population where a significant proportion are descendants of Blacks…"
Sep 4
Jody Stecher replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"Hi Tony, ... and sorry I missed you in Berkeley. Kate and I were  Covid-Cautious and remain so.  New topic:  Have you turned up any "new" information about the Bohee Brothers?. I've been fascinated with their story ever…"
Sep 3
Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"Jody I had long thought that Lowry switched to Plectrum or even the tenor but recent work and clippings  that I have found suggest he remained a finger style player until his death.   He does seem to have abandoned the fifth string as…"
Sep 3
Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"Lowry lived in Paris along with other members of the former Ciros band awaiting transportation to Russia for an engagement in Petrograd that was timed to start in November 1917 which was cancelled by the revolution.  Lowry Remained in France…"
Sep 3

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