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Bonaparte's Retreat with Wry Whiskey

Posted by Don Borchelt


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- Play count: 1711

Size: 2,556kb, uploaded 12/19/2009 7:08:24 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

After hearing Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo1930) play a terrific version of this the other night on the Chat, I remembered I had a Wry Whiskey recording of this around somewhere. This was recorded in 1998, with Brian Clancey on guitar. The banjo is tuned to open D (aDF#AD). I liked Gabe's version better, but I still like this one, too.

8 comments on “Bonaparte's Retreat with Wry Whiskey”

BlueBanjo28 Says:
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @8:34:59 AM

Another high-quality recording. Great version! thanks

Saturday, December 19, 2009 @10:51:57 AM

Wow, you slid me me right into the snow bank Bonaparte's just plain swings, That is rare and sweet!

Saturday, December 19, 2009 @10:55:43 AM

Oh , I see where all that sliding comes from, Paramont Brass slidey banjo necks ,Very cool

g3zdm Says:
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @8:15:31 AM

Excellent version of 1 of my favourites, thanks for uploading it.

Dsus2 Says:
Thursday, January 6, 2011 @11:20:33 AM

how do you record so well? it's like always perfect, you remind me very much of Tony Rice in the ways you play

chip arnold Says:
Thursday, October 4, 2012 @12:01:59 PM

Don, I just found this ... hands down the best I've ever heard this tune played. Just perfect!

Don Borchelt Says:
Thursday, October 4, 2012 @6:13:37 PM

Thanks, Chip, I appreciate it.

stanjmullaney Says:
Saturday, July 15, 2017 @10:58:34 AM

Don GREAT.... I play this on my computer about daily these your style.I'm trying to learn it 'its a challange.... I'm hoping for a reasonable approximation.....your timing!!!!! stan

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