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We all know that Fred was the "Master", well he was to me ;-)
...BUT in the comments section of this video someone made a comment that confused me as I had never heard of Edna White. Does anyone know of her??
Perhaps the connection is not with banjo but rather recording itself?
Yes Joel I am sure that you are correct..perhaps I should read things twice before I comment! Still, it gave an opportunity to post Fred's 1950s album again for those who have not heard it.
I can find no trace of a banjoist named Edna White. Perhaps the comment is meant to compare the the recording careers of banjo player and a trumpet player both of whom started their careers in the cylinder era and went on to make recordings on each new recording medium. I think "surpassed" might refer to Edna White having released a CD recording something that Van Eps didn't do. Of course his analog recordings have been several times released on CD and it could well be that the Edna White recordings were simply digital transfers from her earlier analog recordings.
But did Edna make her own trumpets (and also sold trumpets she made to others)?
Oh... and did Edna maker some of her own recording equipment (and also sell recording equipment to others)?
Edna designed flush valve trumpets with 2 round holes in the sides of the trumpet bell. Van Eps had only one hole in the banjo vellum. She surpassed him.
This is why I love this site... it's full of knowledgeable people!
Two holes in the trumpet bell... well, who would have thought of that apart from Edna.
Two different Edna Whites. Edna White the trumpeter and Edna White the wife of H.N. White, maker of "King" brass instruments.
The other one had 3 holes in the trumpet bell?
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