Comment by Rob MacKillop on May 13, 2019 at 17:16

I don't know the exact date of publication for "Banjo Blues", but I'm assuming early 1920s. Does anyone know for sure? 

I wonder how many compositions with Blues in the title (not just for banjo) were composed by English composers before this one...

Comment by Trapdoor2 on May 13, 2019 at 21:10


I would imagine there were quite a few "blues" tunes popping up by the 20s...all over.

Comment by Rob MacKillop on May 13, 2019 at 21:46

Fun, indeed, and not hard to play. 

The British Blues Boom was earlier than we thought!

Comment by Steve Harrison on May 14, 2019 at 5:21

Hi Rob, if you search the library under blues, you'll find 11 arrangements that I've written for classic blues tunes. My particular favourite is Graveyard Blues which was composed in 1912 bt Clarence Woods. There are two versions, the most recent and the better of the two is listed first. It's a great tune and not to much of a challenge on the fingers.....Steve.

Comment by Rob MacKillop on May 14, 2019 at 6:09

Thanks, Steve. Graveyard Blues sounds fun!

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