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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Roger Sprung Banjo youtube

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Jack Baker - Posted - 11/14/2020:  13:12:09

Check out this Roger Sprung Video on youtube. It is excellent. Roger is truly a Master player and arranger....Jack

Roger Sprung Video

Jimmy Sutton - Posted - 11/15/2020:  02:50:31

I have been misled, that isn't a video it's an audio track.

Jack Baker - Posted - 11/15/2020:  05:42:54

Yes, it is a recorded track but we are using video to hear the sound track by Roger. This is how it usually workds...J

Edited by - Jack Baker on 11/15/2020 05:43:52

janolov - Posted - 11/15/2020:  10:44:40

I bought this record, and I think it was Progressive Bluegrass #1, back in the 70's, and I have enjoyed these a lot during the years. 

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Don Borchelt - Posted - 11/17/2020:  14:51:02

Roger made three of those albums for Folkways, between 1963 and 1965. He was way ahead of his time, but I don't think he ever got the recognition that came later to Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, or Bela Fleck. The player today who most reminds me of Roger's style is Jens Kruger, and I would give anything to hear the two of them jam together.

The first four or five years I attended Clifftop, Roger had a big camp on Geezer Hill just down the path from my little Banjo Hell. He was generous with his music, sharing it with whoever came by. He would host a big jam every day, all were welcome, no matter what level a player you were. Besides being a brilliant musician, he is quite a character, with an outrageous sense of humor. When the last days of Clifftop neared, he would pack his gear and head to Galax, where I understand he also reigned supreme. Eventually, he stopped coming to Clifftop, and just went directly to Galax, and I can tell you he was sorely missed. I understand from a mutual friend that he has had some medical problems in recent years, but is still picking the banjo. I hope he lives forever.

Edited by - Don Borchelt on 11/17/2020 14:52:04

vthokie7227 - Posted - 11/18/2020:  13:15:46

There was no missing Roger at Galax. All you had to do is look for the banner, "SPRUNG IS HERE"

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