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Alonzo Janes

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Size: 3,398kb, uploaded 12/30/2009 1:22:45 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Great fiddle tune from one of my favorite OT fiddlers, Mr. Mel Durham...

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Alonzo Janes (fiddle)

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Size: 3,956kb, uploaded 12/30/2009 1:25:36 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's my take on Mr. Durham's "Alonzo Janes" on fiddle for the TOTW folks...please be kind, have only been playing since March of this year...

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Backstep Cindy

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Size: 4,017kb, uploaded 5/17/2010 11:50:20 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

One of my favorite dance tunes, of course based on the playing of the one and only Tommy Jarrell...

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Barlow Knife

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Size: 3,299kb, uploaded 5/17/2010 11:54:11 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Don't quite know where I heard this first...in fCFCD...

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Barlow Knife?

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Size: 1,921kb, uploaded 4/26/2018 10:38:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Can't quite remember where I first heard this tune, but I've played it for years...not even sure it's Barlow Knife, but that's what someone told me it was when I played it years ago...so its Barlow Knife from here on out. Have an older version on my page, but decided to funk this one up a bit...In fCFCD again...

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Bear Creek Sally Goodin'

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Size: 3,913kb, uploaded 6/4/2010 12:08:08 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A cool Ozark breakdown in "A" from the late Bob Holt...trying to play it up to his speed on fiddle...whew!!!

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Billy in The Low Ground performed by Earl Scruggs & Fiddlin' Arthur Smith

Posted by RG, written by Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & Earl Scruggs

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Size: 2,223kb, uploaded 11/4/2013 7:10:40 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Fiddlin' Arthur Smith and Earl Scruggs home recording circa 1957...

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Charleston Girls performed by Melvin Wine

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Size: 1,267kb, uploaded 3/20/2013 11:07:15 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Other

Melvin Wine playing "Charleston Girls"...now THAT'S Old Time...

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Cripple Buckbee

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Size: 670kb, uploaded 2/15/2020 10:30:21 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

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Yet another thread on string advice..

1890's Buckbee strung with LaBella nylon strings, two foot bridge, skin head

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Davenport

Posted by RG, written by Dock Boggs

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Size: 3,458kb, uploaded 9/14/2011 10:57:52 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Pete Seeger's banjo playing has been overlooked for far too long.

A great Dock Boggs tune, 3 bare fingers and a RB250 clone...love this song, very idiosyncratic yet so awesome...

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Dent Wimmer's "Half Shaved"

Posted by RG, written by Dent Wimmer

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Size: 2,378kb, uploaded 9/13/2018 10:29:17 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Dent Wimmer's version of "Half Shaved" banjo tuned eC#F#BE

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Down the Buckbee

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Size: 860kb, uploaded 2/15/2020 10:30:48 PM
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Yet another thread on string advice..

1890's Buckbee strung with LaBella nylon strings, two foot bridge, skin head

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Down the Road

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Size: 1,939kb, uploaded 9/14/2011 11:02:00 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Noodling around on my latest formica fretboard fretless build...2 finger thumb lead...

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Drunken Hiccups (Rye Whiskey)

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Size: 2,685kb, uploaded 11/22/2011 1:39:54 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This, along with "Rock of Ages", was one of my Papa's favorite songs...true Southern dichotomy...

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Fall of Richmond

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Size: 4,682kb, uploaded 5/17/2010 11:51:48 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

My favorite modal tune...

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Flying Indian

Posted by RG, written by Based on the version played by the Shelor Family

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Size: 2,919kb, uploaded 9/22/2017 1:17:11 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Flying Indian as based on the playing of Bruce Molsky and the Shelor Family, banjo tuned to fCFCD...

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Gunboat (fiddle)

Posted by RG, written by Ernie Carpenter

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Size: 4,938kb, uploaded 11/1/2019 8:33:50 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Other

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Gunboat (fiddle/banjo)

Posted by RG, written by Ernie Carpenter

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Size: 5,055kb, uploaded 11/1/2019 8:34:41 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Hills of Mexico

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Size: 3,030kb, uploaded 8/15/2019 7:48:17 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Hills of Mexico - mix of Rosko Halcomb and Bye Hutchins lyrics, banjo tuned eC#F#BC# (fDGCD tuned down a step)

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Jingle At the Window Tidy-O

Posted by RG, written by Mel Durham

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Size: 3,224kb, uploaded 7/13/2010 4:34:35 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Other

3 part fiddle tune played AAAABBCCBB

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