Posted by stanger, written by R.K.Works, 1864 P.D.
- Play count: 1167
Size: 664kb, uploaded 6/25/2007 3:15:43 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
I tweaked the recording to make it clearer after posting this tune the first time. Thanks to all of you who listened to and rated the first recording! Sorry I lost your comments- there was no way to replace the recording and keep them. The tune is one of Carl Works' works. C. Works was a songwriter during the Civil War, and wrote many tunes that are still being played today. I played it on my B&D Silver Bell with the resonator off the banjo in Open C tuning. I like the tone of this banjo openbacked so much that the resonator is going to stay off the banjo full time now. I always loved this tune- it's the one heard in a lot of old Western movies, played by the drunk piano player in the saloon, just before the Good Guy (or the Bad Guy) opens those swinging doors, 6-guns at the ready, and clears the joint out. The piano player always has just enough time to inish the shot of whiskey before he dives for cover...
Monday, June 25, 2007 @6:43:18 PM
Stanger, I love your Western movie description! And the tune too, of course!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @5:06:41 PM
I love this tune. I learned it years ago when I was playing around with the idea of learning clawhammer style. I have recently re-learned it in a three finger arrangement... it is not "Bluegrass" by any means... I don't think that would work, I mean some things are just meant to be played a certain way.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 @1:58:53 AM
Thanks, Folks! I appreciate the kind comments.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @3:00:02 PM
I have a B& D Silver Bell my dad bought in a pawn shop in 1962. It's still in very good condition. I had elderly check it out and set it up. I am learning BG but love to hear the B&D played. Thanks.
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