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Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/
Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.
Nice SS Stewart Universal Favourite on Ebay Uk - scale length is just over 27 inches according to seller
A different version of Ragging the Scale than the one in the Original Recordings library marked as Van Eps Banjo Orchestra. I wonder who the other musicians were - sounds like plectrum or tenor banjo.
Frank Fairfield on banjo. Wowzers.
Added by carrie horgan on July 4, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments
Just thought I'd share this on a youtube site 'Old Time Central'. He plays: Lone Star Quickstep, Hot Foot Ike cakewalk and a twisty tune I'm not familiar with, The Hartford Jig.
I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.
I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ
Here is another one which is more ragtime…Continue
Added by carrie horgan on November 5, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments
A pretty little tune - this is the Herbert J Ellis version (but with the Dobson intro). Hope you like this one, Ian (our resident Bell Ringer)
Edit by Ian:
I have added a Music player for Carrie's recording.
Very nice indeed Carrie, and a nice sounding banjo too. You sound better than my Handbell Ringing Team…Continue