October 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Are you half a banjoïst ?

 Not at all  ? So why do you play an open back Bj ?

Added by marc dalmasso on October 30, 2011 at 18:39 — 3 Comments

Gold banjo with jewels ?

I found this  on  a BMG ' magazine ( march,1939 )

I guess TB didn 't paid for this banjo , he had it for gift or for a low price . I am curious to know ( a regular  'new paragon is advertised for 28 £ in the same BMG ) what this  " de Luxe " could have in extra ?

Where could be this banjo today ? and if numerous one ' s like that leaved the CE ' factory ?…


Added by marc dalmasso on October 30, 2011 at 9:26 — 3 Comments

Skeleton Dance_ play it with éric

Skeleton Dance : éric S , 2nd Bj .

link for D_SK here ( i hope ..  ) : D-SK 

Added by marc dalmasso on October 25, 2011 at 7:52 — 1 Comment


Returning with more of that Converse 1893....hopefully up to Ian's dress code standards. :)

Added by Tim Twiss on October 20, 2011 at 14:17 — No Comments


Hi. Ian was so kind as to pay a visit to the Minstrel site a while ago. Although I did not dress as well as he does, I'd thought I'd post up some of the new Converse "Banjo Made Easy" mentioned here. It's an 1893 book, and is supposedly his last publication. It looks like it is all directed toward fingerstyle, but borrowing some older themes. Here are a few..."Albany Polka" is a re-tooled "Leavitt's Polka" from Buckley 1860. "Darkey's Frolic" borrows from plenty of spots, including his 1865… Continue

Added by Tim Twiss on October 18, 2011 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

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