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Steve Caddick and Rene Marion playing Avalon. This is a tune from 1920 that was introduced by Al Jolson. Very upbeat tune, played quickly with chord melody and improvisation on a tenor banjo and rythum provided by Rene on a tenor guitar. Tunings are standard CGDA for the tenor banjo and a slight variant for the TG, still CGDA, but, the high strings are replaced with heavy gauge wound strings so those 2 strings can be tuned an octave lower than normal to give the chord a closer harmony.
Saturday, December 29, 2007 @8:57:43 AM
This has got to be the best version I've ever heard of this great old town!
Saturday, December 29, 2007 @9:02:54 AM
Thanks John, It is one of my favorite tunes to play. I'd love to hear a 5-string version of it!
Saturday, December 29, 2007 @9:22:59 AM
"Great old town"? ...of course I meant "great old tune!"
Sunday, December 30, 2007 @2:44:10 PM
OHMYGOSH! This is FABULOUS!! What terrific timing and "feel!"
PLEASE post more!! MANY more!
PS - I LOVE the guitar backing you up, too.
Sunday, December 30, 2007 @3:51:43 PM
Wow! That's the cat's pajamas...
Monday, December 31, 2007 @10:07:05 AM
Thanks for the tip John, This is great!!!!!
Great job Steve, being new to the banjo, this is great to listen to. A style I don't hear much.
Monday, December 31, 2007 @10:53:14 AM
Hi Don, Thanks! The tenor can be a very challenging instrument.
Thursday, January 3, 2008 @1:47:52 PM
Awsome... I agree with "Banjoman" That was the "Bees knees"... (or some other phrase from the 20's that has fallen into disuse today.)
A Youtube search of "Banjo Bash" will result in a really interesting video of an impromptu jam of several tenor banjeans tossing some tunes back and forth in a really impressive performance.
Thursday, January 3, 2008 @3:16:50 PM
Thanks guys! I have seen many tenor banjo vids on Youtube. I have a couple there myself.
Saturday, January 5, 2008 @3:22:15 PM
As good as it gets! I've never heard anyone ever play it better. Coincidentally, I started foolin' around on this tune just a couple of days ago, before I heard this. I'm really inspired to get it down now! Wonderful playing, Steve...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 @5:00:58 PM
Thank you! It is one of my favorites and I have worked on it for a long time. I don't get tired of playing it. I enjoy improvising and this one is just a lot fun to do that on.
Thursday, May 8, 2008 @1:26:27 PM
I am moving to Avalon! That is fabolous playing right there!
5 BIG Stars!
Thursday, May 8, 2008 @2:43:29 PM
Thank you Darrell!
John M. Says:
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 @10:00:50 PM
Great piece. Fun from start to finish!
Thursday, May 29, 2008 @4:06:53 AM
Thank you John!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 @8:05:36 AM
Thanks for posting this one Steve! I don't hear this one recorded much if ever! So it is a treat to hear it played by someone as talented as you are!!
Friday, November 21, 2008 @4:31:23 AM
I had to listen to this again...one of my all-time favorites and no one does it better.
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