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Mississippi Sawyer (the other version)

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Size: 7,124kb, uploaded 6/18/2013 8:26:18 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

All of us have heard the commonly played version of "Mississippi Sawyer" in the key of D. A less common version is one played by groups such as the Foghorn Stringband or The Tallboys and in the key of A; it's a whole different tune with an extra 2/4 measure thrown into the A part. In this multitrack recording I made of myself playing, I used two fiddles, clawhammer banjo, a bass, and a "simulated banjo uke," which involved muting and strumming a 5 string banjo. If anyone should like any details about how I muted the 5-string banjo to obtain that "banjo uke sound" when strumming, send me a private message and I'll email details and a couple of photographs.

1 comment on “Mississippi Sawyer (the other version)”

JanetB Says:
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @9:55:11 AM

Outstanding effort and result! Thanks for sharing this.

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