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Poor Ellen Smith

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Size: 1,763kb, uploaded 2/15/2011 6:14:48 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is the first thing I recorded on my new banjo... a 1926 TB1 conversion by Arthur Hatfield. This thing has got a real gutsy low end that doesn't quite come through on the recording. Oh well... this recording is the best I can do with what I have.

The middle part is supposed to be backup, not a high break. I read something recently that the late Al Osteen said: "always practice the whole song including the backup". So that's what I try to do now.



3 comments on “Poor Ellen Smith”

DGEBanjo Says:
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @3:13:43 PM

Matt: I like it has a bluesy kick to it and the Banjo sounds great!

David M Says:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @1:38:45 AM

Melody coming through really well along with the great tone of your banjo Matt.

Best wishes....David

rickhayes Says:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @8:35:35 AM

Fine tone and playing.

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