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The Kilties

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Emile Grimshaw

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Size: 4,683kb, uploaded 2/4/2013 6:41:04 AM
Genre: Ragtime / Playing Style: Classic

A fun solo by Emile Grimshaw which includes the Scottish classics "Highland Laddie" and "Annie Laurie". I've only heard two recordings of this one -- one by Olly Oakley, who played the entire thing very fast and with his typical rhythmic flair, and another by Charles Mansell, who slowed down for the Annie Laurie part. I play it "Oakley style" throughout and at full speed -- even though "Annie Laurie" does sound a bit comical played fast! This style of playing is known as Classic Banjo. For more information visit: http://classic-banjo.ning.com/

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The London Club Parade

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Joe Morley

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Size: 5,559kb, uploaded 4/1/2013 5:17:18 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Classic

Some of you noticed the quality of the sound in my recordings has declined, lately. I took the microphone apart and found that one of the pins in the XLR connector had come loose. Fortunately, after rebuilding it, the sound has gone back to normal, as you can hear in this recording. This solo was written by Joe Morley when he was the president of the London Banjo Club, where he often played during the inter-war years hoping to stimulate sales of his compositions. This implied a considerable effort on his part as he lacked money for the return bus fare and he had to walk a long way home. The Club closed during WWII and re-opened in the 1950s. It has since closed for good, like most other banjo clubs, due to dwindling membership figures. I have recorded this solo on a Weaver banjo similar to the one Joe Morley used to play (pictured, centre).

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The Palladium March

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Joe Morley

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Size: 1,452kb, uploaded 6/20/2012 9:42:35 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Classic

According to the late, great William J. Ball, "one of the best marches ever written for the banjo." I concur.

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The Palladium March (Weaver banjo)

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Joe Morley

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Size: 5,479kb, uploaded 4/3/2013 3:11:53 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Classic

As with the "Palladium Rag", the title of this piece reminds us of when Joe Morley led a troupe of 34 banjoists in the "London Palladium Minstrel Show" when the minstrel show was revived in the London Palladium in 1912, eight years after the closing of St James's Hall in 1904. During this time which harkened to the halcyon days when Morley played with the Moore and Burgess (former Christy) Minstrels, Joe featured as a soloist and dazzled audiences with some of his most impressive showpieces. The show eventually disbanded and Morley entertained the troops during the war in Alec Huber's concert party, "The Jesters". You can hear the piece played by the master himself (recorded after the war, as a duet with Olly Oakley) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIi4W-kZmaM

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The Policeman's Holiday

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Montague Ewing

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Size: 8,207kb, uploaded 3/30/2013 6:01:01 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Classic

So here I am, playing Olly Oakley's arrangement of the classic tune "The Policeman's Holiday" in honour of our resident Banjo Bobby and arranger extraordinaire on Classic-Banjo.Ning, Steve Harrison. You can also listen to the "genuine article" -- played by Oakley himself on his zither-banjo, one hundred years ago -- here on Youtube. Oakley was one of the most prolific and popular banjoists of his time. He cut countless records during the early days of sound recording and his skill in spontaneously improvising on solos or making up "variations" on the fly -- some would say making mistakes! -- means that he hardly recorded a solo in the same way twice. He played the zither-banjo in a brash, strident fashion and pulled a brilliant tone from it, in contrast to the popular perception of the ZB as a soft, subdued instrument. Unlike Oakley, I have recorded this on a regular (nylon-strung) banjo similar to the one Joe Morley would have played. This style of playing is known as Classic Banjo. For more information visit: http://classic-banjo.ning.com/

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The Sports Parade

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Joe Morley

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Size: 1,421kb, uploaded 6/20/2012 9:37:49 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Classic

A lively march by Joe Morley for Classic style banjo.

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The Sunflower Dance (Backup track)

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Vess L Ossman

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Size: 4,305kb, uploaded 5/10/2013 11:49:32 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Classic

I have recorded this backup track at the tempo I usually play the piece. Feel free to use it for your practice sessions, recordings or live performances -- and if you have found this useful, please let me know! I'm always glad to be of service.

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The Syncopatin' Shuffle

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Frank Lawes

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Size: 1,762kb, uploaded 6/20/2012 9:40:20 AM
Genre: Ragtime / Playing Style: Classic

A hot syncopated solo written for Classic style banjo by Frank Lawes.

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The Syncopatin' Shuffle - New Weaver Banjo

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Frank Lawes

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Size: 6,889kb, uploaded 3/9/2013 4:28:42 AM
Genre: Jazz / Playing Style: Classic

A more modern composition in the Classic banjo repertoire, The Syncopatin' Shuffle is also one of the most popular and has been recorded countless times. Frank Lawes, also known as "Fifthless Frank" because he liked to play a 4-string banjo fingerstyle, was an outstanding player and composer with a characteristic foot-tapping, furiously syncopated style. He kept on composing pieces into the 1960s and was well known by banjoists on both sides of the Atlantic. I have chosen this as the second piece to showcase the musical capabilities of my new Weaver banjo, a 12" Classic-style cannon based on the banjo perhaps most famously played by Joe Morley. The tone has a piercing, nasal quality and has plenty of cut, with a fat, round bass on the fourth string, and "Syncopatin' Shuffle" called for both. This style of playing is known as Classic Banjo. For more information visit: http://classic-banjo.ning.com/

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Variations on "The Mocking Bird"

Posted by Mike Moss, written by Parke Hunter

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Size: 6,434kb, uploaded 9/11/2012 10:42:51 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Classic

Here's a typical Parke Hunter showpiece based upon Septimus Winner's famous tune, which was also a staple of minstrel shows. George W. Johnson, the first African American phonograph recording star, famously recorded a whistled version of this tune. This style of playing is known as Classic Banjo. For more information visit: http://classic-banjo.ning.com/

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