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Going Down South

Written/Posted by Bob Buckingham

 

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- Play count: 1866

Size: 3,925kb, uploaded 6/25/2008 3:29:38 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Imagine playing barrelhouse piano on a clawhammer banjo. Blues time!!!



14 comments on “Going Down South”

BrittDLD1 Says:
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @8:39:14 PM

Great blues, Robert! 
(I hope Tony Thomas is paying attention... ;-)

I knew that was an OME, as soon as I heard it.   Nice clear playing. Nice up-the-neck work, too.

Ed Britt

Bob Buckingham Says:
Monday, June 30, 2008 @5:43:55 AM

Thanks Ed,

Actually, that cut comes from a CD I made in 1998 or so called My Friend is a Mule in the Mines.  It was on a Vega but the Ome and Vega both have that great sound.  I put three cuts on Jerry Correll's new fiddle CD Headin' Up Elk Creek using the Ome and they sound real good.  I have thumpy banjos but as my friend John Kelly in Atlanta says, "The old song goes ring ring the banjo, not plunk plunk."

Bob

Don Borchelt Says:
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 @7:02:34 PM

Just wonderful.  I was going to send the link to Britt, but I see he has already found it.  The notes sound right, the rhythm feels right, the singing sounds right.   This is all right.

chip arnold Says:
Friday, July 4, 2008 @6:10:08 PM

I know them yankees miss you but I'm glad you're down here where the watermelons grow as big as a Roadmaster and all the wimmins are perty.

mark vann Says:
Saturday, July 5, 2008 @8:15:41 AM

Great Job Robert!!!!!  Think Ill get one of my harps out and play along. I see your in Greer, Summerville here. Thanks for the music!

GSCarson Says:
Saturday, July 5, 2008 @9:34:53 AM

Yeah, we miss you Bobby, but we do love Miss Amy and can't blame ya!  Good thing my daughter moved 10 miles from you and I have a legitimate excuse to come visit and pick!

Glenn

Ottawa Says:
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 @7:16:35 PM

Really good stuff, I like how you pulled the blues out of the banjo.  Good job, it sounds great.  You should post some more!

Solo Says:
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @4:34:15 AM

It doesn't get much better than this. Thanks for posting ... and don't be shy about posting some more!!

robertsart Says:
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @10:16:07 AM

Love the whole "Friend is a Mule.." CD but this song is a particular favorite!!!

See you at Clifftop!

Scott (Old Groove)

Bob Peelstrom Says:
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @8:01:22 PM

Now that's "pushing the envelope" without making waves. Your picking is just right for the song. It SEEMS simple, but as one who could never master double-thumb clawhammer, I KNOW it's high-level stuff.
Nice Job!
Bob Peelstrom

Tom Berghan Says:
Friday, March 19, 2010 @1:26:38 PM

I have to admit that when I saw your comment about barrelhouse piano I thought "No Way," but after listening i believe you HAVE spent a good amount of time listening to Roosevelt Sykes, Sunnyland Slim, Cow Cow Davenport, Henry Townsend (his piano recordings), Little Brother Montgomery, and on and on (sorry if I left out one of your favorites).

Great blues Robert. You are the only banjoist I have heard hitting that specific groove. I am a fan.
Best Wishes,
Tom

dustinTN Says:
Thursday, May 27, 2010 @1:42:15 PM

Wow. I love this. I might have to try to learn clawhammer.

maddogonbanjo Says:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 @6:01:21 AM

Pretty cool Buck, is that you singin'?

Bob Buckingham Says:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 @6:13:53 AM

Yeah Tommy it is.

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