I've returned many of my tabs to the "newest additions" for those who can use them. One of my reasons is to show many of the "newbies" to banjo that are "first timers" here what traditional Bluegrass even sounds like.
Many of them have never really heard bluegrass banjo or any of the great bluegrass players who started the entire bluegrass tradition. There is never any charge for my tabs--never will be ...Jack Baker
Head's up on that East Bound and Down tab transcribed by Moustafa Merabet that you posted. It's been floating around the web for years and is clearly missing the F chord in measures 6, 14 & 38. You're playing a C chord for those measures which is fine if you like it that way but it's not what Bobby Thompson and the band are playing on the original soundtrack recording. youtube.com/watch?v=_mehbMnHWac
I'll check out those measures. That tab was sent to me several years ago and I cleaned it up and posted it. I'm not sure that Moustafa intended it to be an exact duplicate of the sound track of the movie.
It's really not a song I would have ever bothered with but it does seem to be very popular here .
Thanks again for the kind words Sean...Jack p.s. first time I've ever been called a gentleman and a scholar but thanks anyway--so funny...j.
Thanks from me as well, Jack. I meant to private message you yesterday to say the same.....as I have told you before, your tabs are incredibly good; obviously the product of very hard, careful work. You have offered a lifetime of banjo work for us to master (if ever).
Jack is from the 'old guard' of banjo pickers, those who would readily share their picking secrets with another banjoist without expectation of payment in return. I'm not putting down those who sell banjo tabs, mind you, because a well-written tab represents a huge amount of time and effort on the part of the tabber. It's just that in the old days (excluding private lessons) it was almost unheard of for one picker to charge another for info on a particular song or a certain lick.
Just go to the "newest additions" and you'll see a few of them there.
Also, be sure to check out Hans Holzherr's website. Hans has done some brilliant arranging as well as transcribing traditional b,grass music. He has many "free" tabs to have fun with and is worth anything he asks for his other "non gratis" tabs..Jack Baker
Always looking for new and interesting arrangements for music; wanted to take a look at what you've added. Have searched BHO for 'newest additions' and just can't seem to find it. Certainly appreciate your help in directing me to the right place and I join the others in thanking you for providing these to us. Best regards,
Just got home and what long day it has been. The NYU Music Dept. is getting ready for finals and the students are extremely nervous. Music Composition is very demanding and busy for students who keep a full load of credit hours.
I'll try to keep more tabs coming and I see that new people are now contributing to the BHO archive as well--good to see them in there helping out with different versions of songs already posted on there.
This exactly how this site should work. Thank you for the post Peter...Jack
Some one sent me your mp3 of East Bound and Down. Now I see what you were talking about in your earlier post here with regards to the F chord measures. I don't think Moustafa was trying to imitate Bobby Thompson's double banjo arrangement at all...
Maybe I should change the info page in the tab on my site.
The version posted on my site is an arrangement by Moustafa and not meant to be Bobby Thompson's arrangement at all...I've never given the banjo arrangement much thought but loved the Smokey movie and Jerry Reed
I check the BHO newest additions every time I get near my computer and listen to the new ones , Thank ya'll so much for the tabs , I download everything jbaker7 post ,I like traditional , but I listen to every thing posted and down load what catches my ear.