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Boogie Bogen - Posted - 03/17/2019:  16:55:17


I collect records and on thing I focus on is 4 string banjo music.
I'm wondering if there are any gems I should look for.

I already have
Harlem Banjo and
most of the Eddie Peabody

and some from:
Perry Bechtel
Harry Reser
Cynthia Sayer
Eddie Davis
Paul Martin
Jimmy Mazzey
Smokey Montgomery

Who else has stuff on vinyl?

jbalch - Posted - 03/17/2019:  17:02:40


You already mentioned my favorite: Perry Bechtel.

lapsteel - Posted - 03/17/2019:  17:08:02


Maurice Bolyer

BanjoSampler - Posted - 03/17/2019:  19:29:59


Did Buddy Wachter do an LPs? I have a CD of his that is excellent.



Found one on eBay ebay.com/itm/Buddy-Wachter-LP-...wUWtb4H~f


Edited by - BanjoSampler on 03/17/2019 19:32:13

Boogie Bogen - Posted - 03/17/2019:  23:05:23


Yeah I've got Perry Bechtel 's "Banjo Styles". There's also "Banjo Hall of Fame" and "Banjo: the Greatest of them All."

I forgot about Maurice, Canada's King of the Banjo. Yeah he's got a bunch of LP's thanks!

Buddy has 3 LP's that I can find. I also have one of them on CD "Banjo Special."

Great suggestions, keep 'em coming! I need more money now

Omeboy - Posted - 03/18/2019:  07:59:02


quote:

Originally posted by Boogie Bogen

Yeah I've got Perry Bechtel 's "Banjo Styles". There's also "Banjo Hall of Fame" and "Banjo: the Greatest of them All."



I forgot about Maurice, Canada's King of the Banjo. Yeah he's got a bunch of LP's thanks!



Buddy has 3 LP's that I can find. I also have one of them on CD "Banjo Special."



Great suggestions, keep 'em coming! I need more money now






Perry Bechtel only produced one solo album.  The title of that album changed over the years as the ownership rights to the album changed hands a few times, but it is the same landmark plectrum album.

jlmyers - Posted - 03/18/2019:  08:15:51


Don't forget The Banjo Kings {Roberts & Roundtree}. I have their CDs "Vol 1" and "Favorites" on the Good Time Jazz label. Great plectrum/tenor duets! Also, one from my old alma mater "Your Father's Mustache," a live recording. The LP was sold in the clubs back in the day, and was also released by RCA as an LP, which I also have. Check ebay, amazon, etc. If you can't find it let me know and I'll burn a CD for you. Happy listening!

Originally posted by Boogie Bogen

Yeah I've got Perry Bechtel 's "Banjo Styles". There's also "Banjo Hall of Fame" and "Banjo: the Greatest of them All."



I forgot about Maurice, Canada's King of the Banjo. Yeah he's got a bunch of LP's thanks!



Buddy has 3 LP's that I can find. I also have one of them on CD "Banjo Special."



Great suggestions, keep 'em coming! I need more money now






 

Boogie Bogen - Posted - 03/18/2019:  12:22:39


quote:

Originally posted by jlmyers

Don't forget The Banjo Kings {Roberts & Roundtree}. I have their CDs "Vol 1" and "Favorites" on the Good Time Jazz label. Great plectrum/tenor duets! Also, one from my old alma mater "Your Father's Mustache," a live recording. The LP was sold in the clubs back in the day, and was also released by RCA as an LP, which I also have. Check ebay, amazon, etc. If you can't find it let me know and I'll burn a CD for you. Happy listening!






Nice!  I realized I have "Banjos In the Gay 90's" which is by the Banjo Kings.  I'll have to check those others!  I also have a record by a tenor player who calls himself "banjo king" mostly ragtime stuff.  I actually have a "Your Father's Mustach" live recording.  I'm surprised there's only one.  Also, none of the musicians are named, what a shame.  I think there are a couple other records of similar banjo band venues.  I've got a couple from Micky Finn, but I know there's other more banjo oriented ones.

hobogal - Posted - 03/18/2019:  12:40:56


Leroy Larson is also worth checking out. I like anything ragtime and found an interesting album by The Banjo Ragtime Commission - three banjos playing ragtime together (bliss!). I am currently awaiting the arrival of an album by Don Obertone 'Banjo in Concert' and am still searching for his second album 'Banjo Jam'.

Omeboy - Posted - 03/18/2019:  13:03:59


ebay.com/itm/PRIVATE-LP-RECORD...tupt=true

pdinneen1 - Posted - 03/18/2019:  19:04:43


The McKinnleys
Brad Roth
Southern California Banjo Band
Jad Paul

pdinneen1 - Posted - 03/18/2019:  19:08:51


Bill Dendle & Carol Fehr
Freddy Morgan

jlmyers - Posted - 03/18/2019:  19:23:02


quote:

Originally posted by Boogie Bogen

quote:

Originally posted by jlmyers

Don't forget The Banjo Kings {Roberts & Roundtree}. I have their CDs "Vol 1" and "Favorites" on the Good Time Jazz label. Great plectrum/tenor duets! Also, one from my old alma mater "Your Father's Mustache," a live recording. The LP was sold in the clubs back in the day, and was also released by RCA as an LP, which I also have. Check ebay, amazon, etc. If you can't find it let me know and I'll burn a CD for you. Happy listening!


The version of the LP sold in the club in the 60s was a well decorated fold-out with pictures of many YFM musicians on the back cover and I still have mine. Same songs as on the later RCA commercial release. Owner Joel Schiavone played red-hot lead on most of the tunes. It was recorded live in the NYC club on 7th Avenue and 10th Street. Ronnie Beisel also played on it: he was the usual bandleader there. Also featured was Joe Terra on washboard...a complex one he accessorized to the max with a locomotive bell, a siren, big wooden clappping hands, etc. He had a regular fan club the sat in front just to dig his act. He was a real showman and added a lot to the music. All the musicians I met there were the greatest...a real honor to work with.






Nice!  I realized I have "Banjos In the Gay 90's" which is by the Banjo Kings.  I'll have to check those others!  I also have a record by a tenor player who calls himself "banjo king" mostly ragtime stuff.  I actually have a "Your Father's Mustach" live recording.  I'm surprised there's only one.  Also, none of the musicians are named, what a shame.  I think there are a couple other records of similar banjo band venues.  I've got a couple from Micky Finn, but I know there's other more banjo oriented ones.






 

BACONFAT - Posted - 04/06/2019:  06:55:58


Other albums and cd's to look for by great 4 string players

Jad Paul
Freddy Morgan
Don Van Palta
Tim Allen
Sandy Riner
Al Smith
The Mckinleys
Mike Hashem

majesty - Posted - 04/06/2019:  07:43:50


Tim "Allan", Big Ben's Banjo Band (with full orchestra", and don't forget Johnny Baier, one of the best tenor players alive.

mainejohn - Posted - 04/30/2019:  11:28:47


Joe Maphis' "Banjo Holiday" (or something like that). Recorded around 1960.

Current players:

Peter Mezoian

Kurt Abell

Steve Caddick


Edited by - mainejohn on 04/30/2019 11:30:11

trussrod - Posted - 05/01/2019:  11:38:09


I have collected banjo recordings for 40 years, have a dozen vinyls of individuals, another of groups and banjo bands, and dozens of tapes, and a few CD’s. These were my primary sources of instruction. Not yet mentioned here, Georgette Twain, Frank Vignola, Skip DeVol, and Art Todd. My most admired banjo hero is Dave Marty.

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 05/01/2019:  13:18:08


Just discovered: Lino Patruno, Italy's grandmaster of banjo. In the meanwhile, Jürgen Kulus, German expert on Harry Reser, occasionally contributes to BHO. Clips of him and grand old man of Dutch plectrum banjo Tom Stuip in duet available on YouTube.



Sorry I'm unable to provide links.



To Trussrod:



Would you know of any European banjo bands?



Veerstryngh Thynner



PS : the picture has been added accidentally. I can't remove it.


Edited by - Veerstryngh Thynner on 05/01/2019 13:31:58


trussrod - Posted - 05/01/2019:  17:03:42


I think I remember a banjo show about a decade ago in Dusseldorf. I believe there might have been a banjo group that area.

A very fine professional banjoist, Sean Moyses lives and performs in the U.K.

Do you know about the All Frets organization in the U.S? They have an annual convention and a bi-monthly magazine.

ldieckow - Posted - 05/09/2019:  09:51:33


I had the pleasure of spending time with Sean @ NAIBC in Dearborn the last weekend in April. We've known each other 4 yrs now and have had a blast jamming and performing together. He's a great guy and an even better player. As for All Frets, I've been a member since the late 70's and will be @ this yrs convention in July!

jazzbanjoman - Posted - 05/15/2019:  12:23:09


I have a jazz recording of tenor banjo called "Not Your Average Banjo" It has swing and modern jazz (e.g., Chick Corea tunes). It is offered on CD baby and iTunes.

Stephen DiBonaventura

Muskrat - Posted - 05/22/2019:  18:49:54


Perry Botkin (Sr.) was a hell of a banjo player.

jazzbanjo - Posted - 06/06/2019:  12:58:15


For 13 years I had an Internet radio station called "Jazz Banjo Radio." I have several hundred 4-string banjo LPs. The broadcasting laws changed and all the small radio stations went off the air. A banjo player that is being inducted into the banjo Hall of Fame, this year, is JImmy Mazzy. An outstaning tenor player from New England. Another Hall of Fame player to look for is John Becker from St Louis.

Boogie Bogen - Posted - 06/07/2019:  14:31:56


Thank for the excellent recommendations everyone.
I ordered an inexpensive Art Todd record, and some Jimmy Mazzy.
A lot of the other stuff was a bit pricey, or not actually available on vinyl (thanks anyway!).
I stop ordering records online during the summer because it's so hot in Phoenix.
But I don't mind adding to the list, keep em coming!

oh, and i have realized my "Banjo Kings" record IS NOT Roberts and Roundtree Banjo Kings, which a friend has since doubly recommended.

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