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The Year of Jubilo

Posted by stanger, written by R.K.Works, 1864 P.D.


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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...

4 comments on “The Year of Jubilo”

brokenstrings Says:
Monday, June 25, 2007 @6:43:18 PM

Stanger, I love your Western movie description! And the tune too, of course!

Nelson Says:
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. 


Nicely done.

stanger Says:
Thursday, June 28, 2007 @1:58:53 AM

Thanks, Folks! I appreciate the kind comments.

svmpaul Says:
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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