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''Home'' .... Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band.

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Size: 5,480kb, uploaded 8/14/2017 9:25:44 PM
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Supporting Dan Eaves 4st. forum topic ''Home''

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''How Deep Is Your Love''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by the Bee Gees

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Size: 3,201kb, uploaded 3/8/2017 11:53:23 PM
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The Gibb brothers were just kids, when they regularly appeared on an afternoon TV show here in Brisbane back in late 50', this was their start .... and the big time, was soon to follow. They sure wrote wonderful music, here's ''How Deep Is Your Love,'' done on my Vega plectrum. Thanks for tunin' in. ... Don. ... Key Eb, tuning, CGBD.

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''I Love You, Samantha'' ...... Don and Marco

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Cole Porter

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Size: 2,601kb, uploaded 1/5/2018 2:59:30 PM
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Musical comedy movie ''High Society,'' was a big hit in 1956, featuring cast toppers Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, and Louis Armstrong And His All Stars. This song was sung by Bing Crosby, telling of his love for ''Samantha'' who was played by Grace Kelly .... it was her last movie appearance, .... as she was soon to be '' Princess Of Monaco.'' In 1961, ''Kenny Ball and his Jazmen,'' also had a no.1 hit in the UK with their trad version of ''Samantha.'' I'd like to thank my friend Marco, for collaborating with me, in making our audio clip a reality!. And thanks f' tunin' in. ps. Marcos on tenor banjo, and yours truly on plectrum banjo.

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''Invercargill March''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Allex Lithgow

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Size: 2,938kb, uploaded 1/13/2019 10:31:28 PM
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I've always had a soft spot for Marches, and this classic's up there with the best o'them I reckon. Thanks for steppin' up!. .... Don.

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''Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Antonio Jobim

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Size: 3,818kb, uploaded 6/21/2017 8:57:28 PM
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This beaut song was chosen by Sir Eddy Davis as the ''Tune Of The summer'' on the B.H.Out 4st. forum. Eddy's recently played other great tunes written by Antonio Jobim, thanks Eddy ... well done!. I've used a Frank Sinatra back up track, to help me lay this track down. Thanks for tunin' in. ... Don. Supporting Eddy Davis' forum topic ... A Tutorial For '' Tune Of The Summer''

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''September In The Rain''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Warren / Dubin

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Size: 2,775kb, uploaded 4/26/2017 12:15:48 AM
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I was fortunate to find the original ''Dinah Washington'' back up track, from her wonderful recording of this song, back in 1960. Here's my karaoke plectrum banjo effort, using her back up. keys, Eb/E , tuning CGBD. Thanks for tunin' in!. ... Don.

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''That's What Friends Are For''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Bacharach / Bayer Saga

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Size: 5,077kb, uploaded 2/3/2017 11:26:32 PM
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Friends, I don't usually discuss personal issues on the Hangout, but I've got to make an exception in this case. Banjo Hang Out member Trevor Fielder, sadly and suddenly passed away on the 5th of December last year. He was my best mate, and will always remain so. My computer know how is hopeless, so thankfully, Trev posted all my videos and Mp3's, from day one, for me, here on the Hangout. Trev was one of the toughest blokes I've ever met, as strong as a mallee bull, but behind his huge frame, stood the most compassionate, caring, gentle giant of a man imaginable!. R.I.P. Trevor. Hopefully all of you out there, have similar dear friends in your lives, past and present ... so I'd like to dedicate this song, to simply ''Friendship.'' As Burt Bacharach wrote it, and Carole Bayer Sager put it .... ''IN GOOD TIMES, IN BAD TIMES, I"LL BE ON YOUR SIDE FOREVER MORE, THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR." that's for sure. Key F, tuning CGBD. Thanks for your interest, ... Don.

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''The Banjo Pickers Ball.''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by ''Freddy Morgan'' ... ''Jad Paul.''

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Off an L.P. ""THe Banjo Pickers Ball.'' by the ''Sunnysiders,'' in 1957.

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''The Happy Banjo Polka.''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by ''Freddy Morgan''... ''Jad Paul.''

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Size: 2,143kb, uploaded 3/1/2014 11:38:56 PM
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Off an L.P. ''The Banjo Pickers Ball,'' by the ''Sunnysiders,'' in 1957.

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''The Last Waltz''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Mason ... Reed.

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Size: 3,758kb, uploaded 11/24/2016 9:01:37 PM
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A memorable hit for Inglelbert Humperdinck, back in 1967 - - - hope you enjoy this waltz, played on my Vega Whyte Laydie plectrum banjo. Key C, tuning, CGBD. Thanks for tunin'in!. ... Don. In support of 4st. forum topic, TOTW November 23 -30.

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''The Lonesome Banjo,''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by ''Freddy Morgan'' . . ''Jad Paul.''

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Size: 2,573kb, uploaded 3/1/2014 11:49:38 PM
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Off the L.P., ''The Banjo Pickers Ball,'' by the ''Sunnysiders,'' back in 1957.

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''This Is My Song''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Sir Charles Chaplin

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Size: 3,152kb, uploaded 9/30/2018 12:15:27 AM
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Charlie Chaplin chose Petula Clark to record this song for him, back in 1967 ..... it was a massive hit worldwide. I've always loved it from day one, so here it is, played on my ''Vega White Laydie.'' Thanks for'a tunin' in, Don. Key F, tuning CGBD.

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''Whispering''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Vincent Rose

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Size: 1,058kb, uploaded 4/9/2018 11:22:54 PM
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The chords in the second and third bars of this great tune, are currently under discussion on the 4st. forum ..... so I thought I'd record a version, using a couple of combinations, so players can hear how they each sound on plectrum banjo. Thanks for'a tunin' in'. ..... Don. Key C, tuning CGBD. Supporting Dave Cavage's 4st. forum topic .... '' Eddy Davis, Paul Whiteman Question, Whispering.''

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''You're My World'' .... Don Lewers, banjo.

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Umberto Bindi , Gino Paoli

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Size: 6,080kb, uploaded 5/3/2016 11:58:38 PM
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I posted a video clip of this ''Cilla Black'' chart stopper just last week here on B.Haangout, but since I've found another track, that's a wee bit different ..... so here it is, as an mp3. ... Key AM, tuning CGBD. ... Don.

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Black Bottom Stomp

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Jelly Roll Morton

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Eddy, I've just borrowed an LP trad jazz record, of a very popular group from Brisbane called ''The Vintage Jazz @ Blues Band.'' Here's their take of ''Black Bottom Stomp,'' the lucky last tune on that album. [1982.] Supporting Eddy Davis' 4 String Forum Topic.

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Climax Rag

Posted by Don Lewers, written by James Scott

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Size: 7,040kb, uploaded 9/30/2014 11:33:50 PM
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Acker Bilk & The Paramount Jazz Band, recorded this back in 1963. This is in support of a forum topic posted by sethb, some months ago, for the chord changes to Climax Rag. At that time I didn't have this recording, but thanks to the wonder of the internet, here it is, and it's hot!. Don.

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Slow Blues

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Harry Reser

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Size: 3,453kb, uploaded 5/19/2014 7:20:26 PM
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''Lance Maquire,'' a good tenor banjo playin' old mate of mine, had a copy of this tune, played by ''Harry.' I'd never heard it before, and liked it a lot, so I'm posting it here, so you can have a listen. 21/5/14 I'm sorry for misleading you! but this is ''Lance Maquire'' playin' this, and not ''Harry Reser.'' Take a bow ''Lance,'' well played.

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The Red Garter Down Under "Alabamy Bound"

Posted by Don Lewers, written by DeSylva-Green-Henderson

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During The Vietnam War, The ''Red Garter ''at The'' Texas Tavern in Sydney,'' was set up to entertain U.S troops on R&R leave, Down Under . With a foot tappin' banjo band , lots to drink, and wild wild women , it was all a bloke could ask for. Here's a couple of tracks off an LP, I aranged back in 1970 called ''The Red Garter Revue''-- They were wild times !!!

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The Red Garter Down Under '' Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Cannon.

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During The Vietnam War, The ''Red Garter ''at'' The Texas Tavern in Sydney,'' was set up to entertain U.S troops on R&R leave, Down Under . With a foot tappin' banjo band , lots to drink, and wild wild women , it was all a bloke could ask for. Here's a couple of tracks off an LP, I aranged back in 1970 called ''The Red Garter Revue''-- They were wild times !!!

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When You Smile

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Size: 8,064kb, uploaded 9/30/2014 11:50:57 PM
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Acker Bilk & The Paramount Jazz Band, recorded this back in 1963. This is in support of a forum topic posted by sethb, some months ago, for the chord changes to Climax Rag. At that time I didn't have this recording, but thanks to the wonder of the internet, here it is, and it's hot!. Don. This is another fine track off this album. Hope you enjoy.

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