Banjo Ragtime 1931: Tarrant Bailey - MIND THE PAINT

Solo de banjo, Acc. Orchestre ( = Tarrant Bailey): MIND THE PAINT Broadcast (8") 707 A (2189) Mx.-No.: Z 1876 London, February 28, 1931 A late Novelty Ragtim...

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Comment by thereallyniceman on March 29, 2013 at 19:47

I spotted this on Youtube and can only assume that the copyright holders haven’t noticed this flagrant breach.

Tarrant Bailey Jnr., his works and his performances are too good to keep hidden away so here is the man playing “Mind the Paint”…  and people say that I have cast iron fingertips!  

Classic Style playing at its best.

Comment by marc dalmasso on March 29, 2013 at 20:02

1st time for me i hear TBJ ' banjo played in French ; Excellent Ian , Thx

Comment by Trapdoor2 on March 29, 2013 at 20:54

Cool! The ABF published this a few years back and I've wondered ever since what it sounded like.

Comment by Mike Moss on March 29, 2013 at 23:36

A brilliant solo, the sound of TBj picking away in front of a full jazz band is simply amazing. Apparently he also cut a number of other records on a French label, some of which I would really like to get my hands on! (Including the only known period recording of Joe Morley's Mazeppa, apparently).

Comment by Alan Sims on May 16, 2013 at 12:06

 Wow , A virtuoso at work here . I am blown away .Think i will go up the garden and make a banjo bonfire .Now Ive got over the shock maybe not.

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