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Blues Banjo Players

This is a group for those of us who like to play blues on the banjo.

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Created 1/28/2011
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Baby Please Don't Go

I am posting my version of an old blues song that I mentioned on BHO a time or two.  Most every blues artist of note has recorded it, so there are many variations in instrumentation, lyrics, and... Read More
From Lew H 5 months ago
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Rollin' and Tumblin'

I've uploaded an mp3 of Muddy Waters's Rollin' and Tumblin' to BHO. You can hear it on my homepage, in the mp3 archive, or in the forum on  Anyone playing blues.  I... Read More
From Lew H 7 months ago
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New to blues

Hi everyone, Can anyone recommend a good method book for learning blues banjo? I'm fairly new to banjo in general and could use some guidance in this area.  I mostly play bluegrass and a... Read More
From mshipman 7 months ago
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I Need Lyrics to "Baby Please Don't Go" 1935, Big Joe Williams

I'm trying to learn the song "Baby Please Don't Go," but I discovered that the early versions such as that recorded in 1935 by Big Joe Williams have more coherent lyrics (as well as... Read More
From Lew H 7 months ago
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No frills 12 Bar Blues

Pretty bare bones but works nice in a blues jam if you know the key. Here's a simple 12 bar blues in the Nashville Numbering System: I   IV   I   I IV IV ... Read More
From Mary Schons 1 year ago
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Linked Content -

Forum Post: Good Morning Blues
Linked by Marc Nerenberg 2 months ago: This old blues song, learned from the singing of Lead Belly, was the closing song of the evening at Montreal's Yellow Door Coffeehouse Friday Night Open Stage of 17 June 2016, which I host.

Forum Post: (untitled)
Linked by raharris 3 months ago: Bryan Sophia performs a version of Country Blues - a blues-ish tune! - popularized by Dock Boggs

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Linked by Marc Nerenberg 4 months ago

MP3: 'Crossroad Blues' - Produced by Tony Trischka
Linked by Tom Hanway 4 months ago: Okay, this was the first tune I recorded, having crossed over from being a country blues guitarist to a banjo player.

I hear all my mistakes, but I was swinging my best.

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Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Linked by Marc Nerenberg 5 months ago

MP3: Baby Please Don't Go: Clawblues
Linked by Lew H 5 months ago: An old blues standard.

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Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Linked by Marc Nerenberg 5 months ago: Diverse distinctive versions and variations on this song under various titles have been attributed to, among others, Reverend Gary Davis, The State Street Boys, Blind Boy Fuller, Eric Von Schmidt, etc

Tablature: Steel Guitar Rag (Scruggs-1953)
Linked by Tom Hanway 6 months ago: Notice the bluesy chokes!

MP3: Rollin' & Tumblin'
Linked by Marc Nerenberg 7 months ago

Forum Post: (untitled)
Linked by raharris 8 months ago

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