A banjo tune by Bolsover Gibbs, played by Carl Anderton and Joel Hooks at the gravesite of S. S. Stewart in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The cemetery is a lit...

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Comment by thereallyniceman on August 31, 2010 at 13:35
Brilliant. Great sounding banjos too.

Glad to see that there was no smiling at the funeral, except from Joel at the very end, but I guess that was because they played so well :-)
Comment by Jason Smith on August 31, 2010 at 14:58
Very enjoyable!
Comment by marc dalmasso on August 31, 2010 at 16:37
a 5 stars 'duo ;
i like your suit , Joel , i wouldn ' t be surprised if I saw a machine gun when you open your banjo ' case
Comment by Carl Anderton on August 31, 2010 at 22:29
Joel Hooks is the S. S. Stewart disciple here, not me, but I will tell you what he told me-- this tune is an example of his sense of humor. The author "Bolsover Gibbs" is likely Stewart himself. "Gibbs" was a loutish sort prone to fighting and drinking. The humor implicit in this tune is perhaps that the "old jawbone" was a tired old warhorse by the 1880's-90's-- so good riddance. I had picked up Joel at the Baltimore airport about 4 hours before we played this. It was a really fun trip.
Comment by Trapdoor2 on September 1, 2010 at 12:37
#1 on the hit parade!

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