This week’s TOTW is “Jonah in the Windstorm”. The title is presumably based upon the bible story where Jonah attempted to flee the Lord by escaping on a ship. God brought a great storm down on the ship. Jonah was eventually thrown into the sea where he was swallowed by a great fish.
A new one for me, Pat. Thanks, and nice version on your video. I listened to your two oldest sources -- the Orpheus Supertones were a group I missed out on. Glen Fannin sure plays fast, as does Dean Barber, so that got me in the spirit of the windy storm to play it faster than I might normally do.
I haven't learned much about Glen Fannin other than his birth and death dates (1901 - 1978) and that he knew John Salyer and was influenced by Jeff Gipson, who was part Cherokee. We had a past TOTW with one of Fannin's tunes, Stump Tailed Dolly, and can find some of his 1977 recordings by Bruce Greene in the Digital Library of Appalachia, a year before he died: Glen Fannin digital collection. Both Jonah in the Windstorm and Stump Tailed Dolly have a higher A part rather than the B part being the "fine" one.
Thanks for the comments. I must have missed that session with clawdan. It would have been interesting to see how he plays it. I was also unaware of Glenn Fannin until I started doing some research. Janet, I enjoyed your version. I liked the way you went up an octave in the B part to grab those low notes we can't get to on the banjo. (instead of ignoring them like I did.)