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Here is a new one on me from Tarrant Bailey Junior.
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Here is a new one on me from Tarrant Bailey Junior.
"Thanks Jody.. 1934 it is. I don't mind the sizzle either, but I do really like the banjo playing. :-)"
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Here is a new one on me from Tarrant Bailey Junior.
"You know,  I don't mind the sizzle. The recording sounds very much like a banjo in a mild sizzle environment. That's better than something that sort of resembles a banjo in a quiet environment."
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Here is a new one on me from Tarrant Bailey Junior.
"According to "The Banjo On Record"  this was recorded in London February 21, 1934 with the Jay Wilbur orchestra. It also says that the vocalist is unknown."
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Here is a new one on me from Tarrant Bailey Junior.

I have just purchased an old 78RPM disc of Tarrant Bailey Junior recorded on the REX record label number 8177.There is a vocal refrain on each side, but no reference to the singer..maybe TBj ?I just love TBj's playing. It is everything Classic Style playing should be; bright, crisp and with plenty of attack. It is such a shame that TBj compositions seem to be lost for ever and condemned to crumble away from old age!BANJO ALL SORTS Side 1 played by Tarrant Bailey Jnr.BANJO ALL SORTS Side 2…See More
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"We are still experiencing problems with the MUSIC LIBRARY after the recent server software upgrade. Please bear with as we will get it fixed as soon as possible!"
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"As part of the software update all the score image files in the MUSIC LIBRARY need to be re-generated. This will take a long time.. as there are a lot of them!     The MUSIC LIBRARY may be unavailable for 24 hours while this process is…"
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"It seems that MOST of the update has gone well, but there are still a couple of minor things to be fixed in the background. If you spot any page loading errors please let me know. Ian"
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At 21:20 on January 6, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you found us, Ian. Welcome.
At 20:11 on April 10, 2009, Jody Stecher said…
Wow, Ian, these are gorgeous, and not at all different iterations of basically the same banjo idea. I would imagine there's a good variety of tone and response. The Amboyna z-b particularly knocks me out. How does she play and sound?
At 20:36 on July 14, 2009, Mike Redman said…
The XX special was bargain of the year! I have one just like that and would never part with it, have owned it for 20 years. My old banjo teacher, Horace Craddy found it for me. Enjoy it, a friend for life!
At 9:52 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
Hi there Ian in Blackpool, its an Ozark 5 string. In the picture I'm at Art In Action an Arts Festival in Oxfordshire. I 'm also into oil painting as well as banjoing. I've just started learning classic banjo. Ive been playing for just over 2 years now. Started with Scruggs style then progressed into clawhammer. Found myself at a bit of a learning plateau kinda stuck too much at first position but recently i started to learn a lovely song called "Colorado Buck Dance". I found that classic style has really opened up the fretboard for me. One thing i'd like to ask. I play classic tunes the sameway as clawhammer, bare fingers and just using my thumb and index finger. Is this correct or should i be using threefingers as in scruggs style also should i be using picks or is it personel choice down to the individual.
From David
At 10:04 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
sorry i forgot to mention i live in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.
At 20:25 on March 12, 2010, Adam said…
No worries, Ian ... I hope you get your video needs worked out ... Looking forward to your contributions!

All the best,
Adam
At 19:11 on December 4, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Thank you for your comment, you are welcome, i have many van Eps cylinders and Vess L. Ossman too, and of course many old 78r.p.m.
Only one about Tarrant Bailey J.R.
I am thinking to put some on this site, as soon as possible, because many are unknown, and i'm thinking aout many people who must be interrested to heard them, if i have sheet music i will post it in same time.
I like your performance on Morley's Palladium March.

Eric.
At 7:17 on December 20, 2010, Sylvia said…

Hi Really Nice Man,  you must teach your wife how to play Banjo, I reckon she could be playing second parts quite quickley then you could play duets like Eric and Pat.   Also she could become a member of this site and perhaps mine would not be the only female voice heard  :-)  

At 13:28 on March 13, 2011, Jan Bloom said…
I make banjos currently sold through Elderly Instruments.  These are a Farland style all wood beveled rim banjo 11.5 diameter.  Normal scale length is 25.5 for the clawhammer player.  However, they may be ordered direct with classic scales of 27 or 27.5.  
At 15:25 on April 21, 2011, Mike Moss said…

Thanks Ian, that's very generous of you. I'll have to dig out my "to-play" list (which is getting longer by the minute...) and see what I can extort, err... I mean, nicely ask for :)

 

I'm very happy with the sound of my banjo, by the way, now that I've converted it somewhat. The Renaissnace head and Chris Sands heavies give it a booming tone which is almost worthy of the old killing machines, and I'm getting some nice, thunderous bass notes with the appropriate picking technique. Gotta love how Bill Ball played those thunderous bass notes!

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