Jody Stecher
  • 72, Male
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
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Jody Stecher's Discussions

Rare book at an optimistic price
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Dec 30, 2018.

Wild and Crazy Banjos
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Nov 6, 2017.

Hot air auction
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 1, 2017.

 

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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"How they were fitted?  The right earlobe of the player was pierced as if for earrings. The end of the coil was pushed into the hole and the coil dangled from the lobe. The same was done to one earlobe of each audience member.  It was all…"
6 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"These were developed by Vega for the proposed Boing-A-Phone banjo. The prototypes were disappointing and the model never went into production. Vega sold the coils to Clifford Essex at a loss. "
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
"I've sent the four pages in one email to your address.  BTW, you ought to be able to download by right clicking on the jpg and selecting "Download Linked File As"..  I just now tried it and it worked."
Feb 11
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
"OK. it's all here now."
Feb 11
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
"Palladium Rag Page 4"
Feb 11
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
"Page 3"
Feb 11
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
Feb 11
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
"NING is giving me a hard time putting the four pages in sequence in one window. It keeps removing the previous page. Page one is above. Here comes the other pages....... probably.... maybe."
Feb 11
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
Feb 11
Jody Stecher replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone?
"I do. Watch this space. Here it comes."
Feb 11
Jody Stecher commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Sweet Corn " A.J.Weidt"(1908)

"The light *gave* me wrinkles!"
Feb 4
Jody Stecher commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Sweet Corn " A.J.Weidt"(1908)

"I watched and listened to the first minute and thought the banjo playing was excellent. But the fluctuating light started to give me a headache and I had to stop the video. I'm sure the trio section was just as good as the first two parts.…"
Feb 4
Jody Stecher replied to david caron's discussion What is the name of this tune?
"I don't know the name of this Banjo Solo, but I love the comment that said this must be a fake because everyone knows they didn't have hats in the 19th century,"
Jan 28
Jody Stecher commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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A bit of sunday fun :-)

"That sounds very very good to me,. It sounds better than a lot of "real" banjos.  Good playing as well."
Jan 20
Jody Stecher commented on marc dalmasso's video
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Le Corso blanc_Paul Decourcelle

"I agree, the banjo tone is very good. What model is the banjo, please? It reminds me of CE Imperial I once had. "
Jan 2
Jody Stecher replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Abbots Bromley Horn Dance (for two banjos)
"Through his books and Library of Congress recordings Alan Lomax, and John Lomax before him,  spread knowledge of the songs to a different demographic from those who sang the songs to the Lomax-s.   Many of the descendants of those who sang…"
Dec 31, 2018

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Banjo Benches at San Francisco Airport!

 I was taking a flight out a new terminal at San Francisco the other day and was surprised and amused to see the shape of some comfortable new benches with a new shape.  Off topic because they look like plectrum banjos? No indeed, these are Zither Banjo Benches!  I'm afraid my mobile phone takes horrible quality pictures but at least the shape was captured. The wave of the future?

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Posted on November 17, 2011 at 4:06 — 5 Comments

Dave, here's the heel

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 22:33

clear photos of the missing banjo

Note the copper bass string, the red binding around the pot and the inlay "The Cammeyer Vibrante Royal" These are distinctive.…


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Posted on November 28, 2010 at 22:16

Comment Wall (17 comments)

At 4:06 on April 7, 2009, Trapdoor2 said…
Jody, regarding the banjo I'm playing in my videos: that's one of Bob Flesher's "Cotillion" (12") models; my main axe for about 6 yrs. Thanks for the kind remarks, I've gone from archtop Stelling "shrill" to "tubby" over the years (in more ways than one!). I have a fiberskyn head on it, Aquila Nylgut strings and one of those Cole 5-footed bridges. I have a small collection of banjos but the Flesher gets all the playing time these days.
At 1:08 on April 12, 2009, Paul Hostetter said…
Then I shall cheer your posts.
At 5:54pm on March 14, 2010, Joel Hooks gave Jody Stecher a gift
At 8:11 on August 19, 2010, Liz McElwain said…
Thanks, Jody. Hope to be able to meet you over the Didmarton weekend.
At 17:08 on September 11, 2010, Anthony Peabody said…
I enjoyed meeting you at Backwell, and I am afraid that I assumed that you were a newcomer to Banjo, so please erase from your hard drive any superfluous and quite unnecessary advice. You don't need any encouragement either. I was the bass banjo at the end of the line, filling in the blanks, and wishing I could play better. So you see, you encorage me!
Anthony Peabody
At 17:48 on December 22, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…

Thanks Jody, to add me as a friend, i am deeply  honored !

I would be to give you some piece of information about my banjos making, give me please your e-mail, mine is : eric.pat-luths@orange.fr .

About your music,  many people in France like bluegrass & old timey  music, and play it, there is many bands, many american banjo players come to France every  years to teach, and have many pupils, there is summer country festivals...i was myself a pupil of Tony Trishka in 1978 and and Ben Eldrige in 1982/83, but we can speak about it  by  mail. Classic banjo is  unknow or very few people know  this kind of banjo music.

Eric

At 14:09 on August 3, 2011, Pam Tointon said…

Thank you Jody I enjoyed that. Nice to hear an original composition, but well beyond me yet as a beginner I'm afraid.

 

regards Pam

At 12:51 on October 18, 2011, Neil Angus Goodwin said…
Thankyou for the info, that might explain why it is the only Cammeyer I have seen with the metal bands.
At 23:51 on March 5, 2012, allan ideson said…

thanks jody for your input.ime a guitarist .i have good instruments ...this banjo .has a lot of volume .also the neck and fingerboard are a work of art .after all these years the neck is straight .....no truss rod.when i master the beast ill put some tunes on ....thanks...allan

At 21:34 on March 8, 2012, skip sail said…

hi Jody,met you on your australian tour,we talked Fred Macdowell and Robert Petway and jammed a bit on some fingerpicked blues at Camperdown. Thanks for the welcome to the forum! Skip

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