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Obama's March to the White House (CB) (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB, written by Greg Canote

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Size: 2,202kb, uploaded 5/6/2017 12:05:09 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 5/5/17, Obama's March to the White House is a stately, but lively tune composed by the fiddling Canote twin, Greg. I heard Adam Hurt's beautiful playing of it before this TOTW made me aware of the Canote Brothers own version.

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Off to California

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Size: 926kb, uploaded 11/27/2011 5:57:45 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

First played in waltz time, then as a hornpipe.

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Off to California (CH)

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Size: 530kb, uploaded 5/11/2012 5:22:58 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

By researching this song I've learned about the history of the Irish people. I've known the song since the 70's, but didn't know then I'd be living on the land of Irish immigrants. They came to California seeking to escape harsh conditions and ended up working hard in the mines and on farms, just like in my once-thriving community of Smartsville. For more information about this happy, hopeful tune see this week's Tune of the Week .

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Oh Death (CB) (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB, written by Lloyd Chandler

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Size: 1,198kb, uploaded 10/24/2016 12:08:56 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 10-22-16. Dock Boggs and Ralph Stanley are the two seminal examples of this song. Dock Boggs played it picking style and gave us the common verses we hear and Ralph Stanley's best version was a capapella heard in Oh Brothers, Where Art Thou. I've attempted Oh Death in clawhammer style here on cello banjo, tuned in sawmill, thinking Dock Boggs' words as I play. Its lyrics are an icy portrait of death that could help lead a personal to repentance, as it did the original writer, Lloyd Chandler, a Free Will Baptist minister in the 1920's, after he dreamed it. Check out this week's TOTW for more info.

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Oh Susannah

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Size: 1,304kb, uploaded 4/3/2015 8:51:13 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

It's interesting that William Sydney Mount, the famous painter of The Banjo Player, had in his notes and diary this version of Oh Susannah in 1848, the same year that Stephen Foster published the song, too. I'm enjoying studying the great painter who was also a dedicated fiddler.

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Oh Take Me Back

Posted by JanetB, written by A.P. Carter

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Size: 1,965kb, uploaded 8/27/2011 11:43:36 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

One of the Carter family songs Kit and I worked up for our duet performances.

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Oh, Silent Solitude (TOTW)

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Size: 1,197kb, uploaded 4/9/2016 7:44:08 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This old-time Tune of the Week is quite old -- from the 1700's -- and comes from Sweden (and has a Swedish name if you check it out here: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/317105. I liked the fact that the lyrics describe the lonely but important work of the Swedish "cowgirl" who had to move and keep watch on the herds of cattle and goats at certain times of the year to allow the fields to be used for crop growing. I'm playing in open G in the key of Am.

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Old Aunt Adkins

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Size: 1,053kb, uploaded 5/1/2013 12:10:01 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Kentucky fiddler Owen 'Snake' Chapman learned this from his father, 'Doc.' Played on a Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie.

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Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On

Posted by JanetB, written by Noah Bingham

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Size: 507kb, uploaded 6/30/2012 2:42:55 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Estill Bingham (1899 - 1990) learned this from his father, Noah, in southeastern Kentucky. I had learned another one of his songs for last week's Tune of the Week and it was recommended I also listen to this nice crooked tune.

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Old Beech Leaves (CB) - TOTW

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Size: 1,220kb, uploaded 8/26/2016 5:02:13 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For this week's old time Tune of the Week (8/26/16) one of my favorite tunes learned from my lessons with Adam Hurt has been chosen. I've already recorded Old Beech Leaves a couple of times, so I thought I'd listen to the source recording and try arranging it in another tuning. This one is worked out in open G tuning, played on my cello banjo (so actually tuned down to an open C). It was recorded from the rather rough playing of a Kentucky fiddler from Logan County, Sid Hudnall, who lived with his family pretty much isolated from the rest of the world. Check out the TOTW for more info and tab of Adam's version (with his permission).

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Old Billy Hell

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Size: 885kb, uploaded 6/8/2013 5:39:59 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week 6-7-13. Something about this tune makes me play faster than usual.

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Old Christmas

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Size: 1,484kb, uploaded 12/26/2015 3:05:02 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 12-25-15, luckily Old Christmas refers to the continuation of the Christmas celebration until January 6, the day of Epiphany, so I'm not late in posting this. :) I found out more speaking with my sister living in Spain. January 6th celebrates the day the Three Wise Men brought gifts to baby Jesus. It took them 12 days to walk there after His birth, therefore the January date. Those 12 days in Spain mean much to the people and the tourists who enjoy the many festivities. In the recent past most presents for Christmas weren't delivered until Jan. 6th, though that's changing these days to make room for Santa Claus and school vacation schedules. This arrangement comes from Bruce Greene, who recorded Kentucky fiddler Manon Campbell and also listened to the Lomax LOC 1937 recording of another Kentucky fiddler, Uncle George Custer Nicholson (1854 - 1941).

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Old Christmas Morning (French Carpenter) (TOTW)

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Size: 1,448kb, uploaded 12/2/2017 10:41:52 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This archaic tune has more than one related version, but this week's old-time Tune of the Week for 12/1/17 focuses on West Virginian fiddler French Carpenter (1905 -1965). I now know why January 6 is also celebrated as Christmas, or "Old Christmas," as the English calendar was changed in 1752 and 12 days were left out, bringing December 25th to January 6th. Learn something new every day....

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Old Drake (TOTW)

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Size: 849kb, uploaded 4/10/2015 11:20:29 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, this comes mostly from Burl Hammons, then Dwight Diller and Jimmy Tripplett, then David Margolin and Yigal Zan. That makes it 4th generation here! It's in modal tuning (gDGCD), but if you check out the current TOTW you'll learn of another beautiful tuning to try it in: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/302159

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Old Granny Rattletrap/Rattletrap medley (CB)

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Size: 1,903kb, uploaded 9/22/2015 7:23:45 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Since the current old-time Tune of the Week, Rattletrap, is said to be related to Old Granny Rattletrap I thought it would be interesting to compare the two. I discovered that within the first part of the Granny version is the second part of the Rattletrap tune. Old Granny Rattletrap was recorded in the 40's by a fiddler, Bill Hensley, originally from eastern Tennessee, born in 1873. Rattletrap was recorded much later by the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, a group from eastern Tennessee begun by the Birchfield family in the 70's (though the founder, Joe Birchfield, born in 1912, had learned fiddling with his family as a youngster). I'd conclude Bill's Old Granny Rattletrap influenced Joe's Rattletrap, a tune said to be the group's theme song.

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Old Grey Eagle (TOTW)

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Size: 1,304kb, uploaded 10/14/2017 10:20:30 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

As played by Ozark fiddler, Cecil Snow, this is the old-time Tune of the Week for October 13, 2017. It's called a hoedown and its style is compared to Texas swing style with slurred notes. I found it was easy to play because it only used open strings and the second fret. It also has a neat ascending melody in the B part.

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Old Jake Gillie

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Size: 1,160kb, uploaded 4/18/2015 4:34:32 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This version of the old-time Tune of the Week, 4/17/15, comes from the Kessinger Brothers. It has more of a swinging beat. I haven't listened a lot yet to Clark Kessinger, but in Jake Gillie I hear the skill and smoothness in his fiddling that's highly regarded.

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Old Joe

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Size: 1,508kb, uploaded 4/28/2015 6:03:15 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A second tune I've learned from the playing of Missouri fiddler Lonnie Robertson (1908 - 1981). Old Joe was also played on the Opry and possibly has some links (in its "odd metric patterns") to a minstrel tune of the same name.

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Old Kentucky Whiskey (CB)

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Size: 1,041kb, uploaded 8/8/2015 3:14:43 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 8-7-15, this comes mostly from the original source, fiddler Noah Beavers who recorded for Gerald Harrison on the Dear Old Illinois collection. I also listened to the Indian Creek Delta Boys. I'm playing on a Gold Tone cello banjo just re-strung with nylgut minstrel strings.

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Old Kentucky Whiskey (TOTW)

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Size: 1,065kb, uploaded 8/9/2015 1:17:11 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here is a second rendition of this old-time Tune of the Week for 8/7/15 played on a Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie. The first recording was on a Gold Tone cello banjo, an octave lower. Here's the link to the current discussion: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/307438.

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