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Unusual Van Eps disc...
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Looking for a Plectrum banjo...
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Russ Chandler replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Unusual Van Eps disc...
"The simple expedient of looking it up in Heier and Lotz solves the mystery. I'm clearly a bit foggy headed to have not done that first."
thereallyniceman replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Unusual Van Eps disc...
"Get better soon Russ!! Yep, Early 1950's release as on our "Original Recordings" page, search under Van Eps... you can find five parts of an interview with Van Eps and all the other music tracks too."
Joel Hooks replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Unusual Van Eps disc...
"In 1951 or 1952 (I can't remember) Van Eps put out a DIY set of recordings with his son.  This looks to be from the box set of records but issued in London."
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Unusual Van Eps disc...

Currently being laid low with Covid I have just about enough brain to get round to cataloguing some of my 78's and I've come across something curious.It seems to be an unlabelled Fred Van Eps of Dell Oro b\w Ragtime Oriole and was Issued by TH Edwards of 119 Forest Rise in Walthamstow, London.Does anyone know anything about it?Could it have been from a club or an unofficial importer?…See More
Russ Chandler commented on carrie horgan's video

Arthur Tilley zither banjo (Queen of the Burlesque)

"Lovely! And great to see that eccentric banjo up and running."
Jul 18
Russ Chandler replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Today’s Google and Clifford Essex
"Thanks Joel! Here's what it sounds like..."
Jun 17
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Russ Chandler commented on Dave Houle's video

The Tarrant Bailey Collection Volume 1 Joe Morley Classic Banjo Private Cylinders 1910-1940

"It wasn't a reel-to-reel, it was recorded on a home cylinder recorder. I have the sleeve notes for this somewhere, I'll try and dig them out and scan them. I'm glad someone has taken the trouble to digitise this, it's a shame…"
May 29
Paul Magnussen replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Sanders Papworth
"Sorry to be late to this discussion. There’s an article about him in the February 1948 issue of B.M.G., a cover photo also. He wrote at least eight pieces of music, which were published therein from ’41. He may (or may not) have been…"
May 19
Russ Chandler replied to Milwaukee Matzen's discussion Did Clifford Essex go out of business?
"Nothing official, but I understand Clems son is hoping to restart the business soon. I hope that's true."
Mar 27
Russ Chandler replied to bud bennett's discussion Clifford Essex Music Company
"That's very sad news."
Feb 9
Russ Chandler commented on thereallyniceman's event 'Clowne Classic Banjo Rally'
"With Keith's permission I have set up a Facebook event for this. those of you on Facebook like and share it around please? It's also really helpful if you say you're coming even if…"
Feb 3
Russ Chandler is attending thereallyniceman's event

Clowne Classic Banjo Rally at Clowne Community Centre

May 7, 2022 from 12am to 5pm
Clowne Banjo Rally for this year, will be on May, 7th 2022at Clowne Community Centre, Villa Park, Recreation Close, Clowne , S43 4PLDoors open at 12 noon, with Banjo playing from 2pm until 5pmPlenty of Banjos and Music for sale.Contact- Keith Wilson, Tel number 01132 588243See More
Feb 3
Brett Lowe replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Sanders Papworth
"There's a nice mention of him with some biographical details and a photo in the March 1955 BMG.  Page 158-9"
Dec 20, 2021
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GR Tanfield - a Sheffield coincidence...

This is a post of no consequence whatsoever but it might raise a smile or spark some reminiscences.I recently relocated to Sheffield from London.I was just flicking through BMG Magazine from March 1939 and idly looked at the teachers directory. Much to my delight it lists one GR Tanfield of 83 Sharrow Street.Sharrow Street is where I now live! What are the odds?Any memories of Mr (I'm assuming it was a Mr) Tanfield?…See More
Dec 4, 2021
nick stephens replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Looking for a Plectrum banjo...
"Brown Dog banjos in Kent has a couple I think, a CE and a cheaper Dallas, albeit both very playable and decent sounding instruments, sadly Bob passed away some weeks ago but his widow Tina seems to still be in business ."
Oct 19, 2021

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A Joe Morley Pilgrimage

I took advantage of a trip to a client in South London today to pay a visit to Joe Morley's grave.

I've written it up in a post on my blog at Walthamstow Folk Club -

The accompanying text is probably of limited interest to you specialist expert types here but thought I'd share it anyway!…


Posted on September 29, 2009 at 18:07 — 1 Comment

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At 19:58 on September 7, 2014, Hal Allert said…

Thanks for considering me your friend, Russ.

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