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 Green Book.     

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Comment by Mike Moss on October 18, 2011 at 18:22
I just noticed your new videos on Youtube a while ago, which prompted me to start a thread about the new sources... great stuff Tim! It's always exciting to uncover some new material.
Comment by thereallyniceman on October 19, 2011 at 10:17

Welcome back Tim, It is always good to hear you playing on here.  We don't hear enough of the early Classic Style on the site. Perhaps a dinner suit and tie next time ?

 ;-)

Thanks again Tim

Keep them coming.

 

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