Yet another musical treat, written by legendary immortal ''Fats Waller.'' To me, this ever popular song recorded by both Bing Crosby, and Louis Armstrong, was well worth a try on plectrum banjo ...... hope you enjoy ''Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now.'' ...... Don.
Key C, tuning CGBD. Here's the link ....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6lLIcYXKxU
At 3.03 on my clip, I wrongly named Eb as the chord in the first two bars of the tag ending, the chord is actually an Eb diminished .... sorry. .... Don
You can check out the Capitol banjo I played on this clip, on Derricks site ..... Vintagebanjosaustralia. http://www.vintagebanjosaustralia.com/
ps. Lookin' forward to hearing some clips from you four string cats!, use my backing track if you want.
Edited by - Don Lewers on 07/30/2018 14:57:45
Thanks Don! I'll use your backing track when I've got it under my fingers, and can explore more of the harmonies. Hope all is well on the other side of the World.
I'm so Humbled -- this is one of the great times of my life -- to be spoken of in that list of Jazz Greats and by one of my Banjo Hero's!! Don you old "Jazz Dog". For me the reason you are one of the Jazz Greats is the fact that you have created a banjo style all your own -- and so beautiful it is. There has been a lot said about me -- good and bad -- but you speaking of me in this way -- brought tears to my eyes. You so "Humble Me" -- I love you man. (A Minstrel)
Hey old buddy -- I hope you don't mind my getting in on this one -- I love it. Eddy
Dave and Eddy, thanks for your very kind support and encouragement on my effort, and for sharing your own clips ........ sure enjoyed'em. Never let a chance go by, to post your video clips right here with mine, and that goes for everybody here on our Hang Out, 'cause I love hearing them, and lap it all up.
Eddy, as I stated on my clip, the wonderful arrangements and banjo playing generated by ''The New York Banjo Ensemble,'' was a major game changer for me big time!, so thanks once again, to you fab four banjo players, for bringin' such musical joy to our world. .... Don.
Great tune. One of the standards that doesn’t have a 16 bar or 32 bar form. Can anyone think of any other tunes that are 20 bars in length?
Don and Eddy,
As far as I'm concerned, NYBE is an ongoing inspiration still. I know there have been huge orchestras made up of every type in the banjo family, for a brief period in history, and a few contemporary ones modelled on these are still in operation, it seems, in Germany and the US. But I'm quite sure that NYBE's lone magnificence has never been replicated, after disbanding. Nothing the like seen or heard ever since.
NYBE is also reason for attempting to create a banjo quartet of my own. This, though, to be one-man as well as one-quarter digital. I have been working towards it for some time now. Experimentations so far encouraging. Final conclusions not yet reached, but one big surprise anyway was that relatively simple adaptations may well turn tenor into cello, sound-wise. On the other hand: purchasing a Gold Tone banjo bass, or having a bass banjo purposely built locally is financially way out of my league. Therefore I'll have to make do with digital recreation. That said, though, the other three are to be real instruments.
Another thing is that in my personal life enormous changes are afoot, not too long from now. Furthermore, recording my own instruments won't be possible for the remainder of 2018. However, 2019 is looking rosier, in the latter respect, so I expect that further work on my one-man banjo quartet will continue sometime 2019.
Edited by - Veerstryngh Thynner on 08/18/2018 01:49:31
'Gibson Style Parts Banjo' 17 min