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Sally Ann

Posted by JanetB


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Size: 867kb, uploaded 3/31/2012 12:35:44 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's Sally Ann. The first part is from J.P. Fraley. The second is Scruggs. Oh, how he blessed us. The third is simple chording. The other version, Wistful Sally Ann, comes from Pete Wernick.

9 comments on “Sally Ann”

Laurence Diehl Says:
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @10:35:26 PM

Nice one Janet, that's a great idea to combine instances from different versions, and adding your own touch as you always do. This tune doesn't seem to get as much exposure as some others, but I guess these things go in cycles. Is your 3rd string a little sharp? (I'm turning into such a critic these days)

JanetB Says:
Sunday, April 1, 2012 @6:38:03 AM

Thanks Laurence. Perhaps the banjo strings reacted to the heater off and on by my feet as I played this for a long while when recording yesterday. I'm using a snark tuner, but you know how banjos can act....I remember Danny Barnes saying, as he tuned his banjo more than once while in concert with Tim O'Brien, "It's because we care."

VancePants Says:
Sunday, April 1, 2012 @7:18:43 PM

Love the absolute delicacy of high up the neck notes (Scruggs i would guess)... and good to hear the influence of Dr. Banjo... Pete Wernick.
Funny you mentioned Danny Barnes... i'll be postin' one of his tunes later tonight. Anyway... your "hybrid" rendition is very finely woven fare indeed.

JanetB Says:
Sunday, April 1, 2012 @7:41:56 PM

Thanks Ken. Those are really nice words to read. I'm just now thinking of Earl Scruggs, with deep reverence. I really enjoyed his Sally Ann, especially those slides up the neck, and I studied his book and tabs. Danny Barnes is a certainly unique and plays great 3-finger and clawhammer styles. I'll be looking forward to that post of yours.

hudie Says:
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @7:53:39 AM

Nice blend of bluegrass and old time licks. Inspiring.

sport Says:
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @12:15:52 AM

This is defintely one of my favorite version of Sally ann!
I love how you bring out those minor tones and a soft -delicate playing style. (and its not an open back, right?!)

JanetB Says:
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @7:11:29 AM

Actually, Kevin, it's a Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie openback. I get the best recording tone with it and the least pick noise. Thanks for the nice comment. I really liked how J.P. Fraley did the song with his wife, Annadeene's, guitar bringing out that Em.

Feo Says:
Thursday, December 22, 2016 @9:28:01 PM

Always nice to hear a banjo played in a way that can have a calming and relaxing effect to the mind .... instead of the stereotypical blang blang blang that is usually associated with our instrument .

JanetB Says:
Thursday, December 22, 2016 @9:43:57 PM

Thanks, Feo. That's nice of you to say. If I blanged away on banjo my husband might ban me from the living room!

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