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Colored Aristocracy

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- Play count: 1427

Size: 1,735kb, uploaded 3/4/2009 9:18:34 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

My first song post. This is the song that inspired me to banjo, per Taj Mahal. I hope i've done it some justice here. 12" Ramsey Student gCGCE w/ a Snowball Blue mic into Audacity. Sorry, when I recorded this I didn't know about "Normalize" so the level is relatively low. Turn it up some.

8 comments on “Colored Aristocracy”

vintagewells Says:
Thursday, March 5, 2009 @1:56:23 PM

Lovely song and you definately do justice to it.

Please post some more as you have a nice easy style that I love.

darryl k. Says:
Friday, March 6, 2009 @1:09:20 PM

NIce playing ! Nice sound on the banjo too. Interesting tuning...never tried that one.



f#dead Says:
Sunday, March 8, 2009 @10:41:42 PM

Lorna, darryl, thnx for the comments. More songs coming soon.

Ottawa Says:
Saturday, March 14, 2009 @7:37:36 PM

That was great!  Makes me want to pick up and play clawhammer some more.  Very well done.

Don Borchelt Says:
Sunday, March 15, 2009 @4:35:16 AM

Well done, Greg.  I remember when the Taj Mahal album came out in 1969, his rendition of Colored Aristocracy really knocked me over.  Another recording from that time was David Lindley's Johnson Boys.  Both had a lot of understated but still prominent brush stroke that gave the performances a pronounced pulsating rhythm.  That sound has been abandoned by most clawhammer pickers today, in favor of a more elegant but ultimately thinner approach.   I think it is too bad, because there was more than enough room for both.   Very lush playing.

Greg Galbreath Says:
Friday, March 27, 2009 @6:52:34 AM

Beautiful tune Greg!

My Golden Says:
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @9:58:24 PM

Neat tune with great pickin melody notes!

inniepie Says:
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 @8:03:30 PM

Always liked this tune and you play it real purty :^)

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