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Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton - Corrine, Corrina (+ two banjo players)

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Nov 11, 2019 - 12:34:58 PM
498 posts since 4/27/2009

I believe the first banjo player is Taj Mahal, and the second is Don Vappie

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:19:17 PM

R Buck


2691 posts since 9/5/2006

You re correct on the banjo players. Nice version.

Band listed as:

The band featured: Trumpet -- Wynton Marsalis Guitar, Vocals -- Eric Clapton Trumpet -- Marcus Printup Trombone -- Chris Crenshaw Clarinet -- Victor Goines Piano -- Dan Nimmer Bass -- Carlos Henriquez Drums -- Ali Jackson Keyboards -- Chris Stainton Banjo -- Don Vappie Special Guest Guitar, Vocals -- Taj Mahal

Edited by - R Buck on 11/11/2019 17:20:37

Nov 11, 2019 - 7:02:34 PM

12355 posts since 10/30/2008

So Taj Mahal plays a 5 string banjo capoed on the 9th fret? Shades of Ralph Stanley playing Rabbit in the Log.

Not being a particular "fan" of any of these performers, I can honestly say I found it unfulfilling. The star power failed to move me. I'd rather hear Tuba Skinny do Corinna.

I did notice the plectrum banjo was an Ome (I think).

Edited by - The Old Timer on 11/11/2019 19:05:06

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:20:08 AM

305 posts since 7/28/2016

I think this was quite a treat. I do like most of these guys. Some I never heard of. I have heard Taj Mahal play clawhammer and finger pick a 6 string and he is quite a talent on the banjo. I don't think I ever saw Eric Clapton have such a good time on stage. Even though he is a great guitar player he always looked bored. I'm glad I took the time to view this !

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:20:49 AM

794 posts since 3/23/2006

In 2016, Bela Fleck had a residency at Symphony Space in New York City. It included a great banjo show that included Don Vappie, who is a wonderful musician. Here's a rehearsal video

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:53:50 PM



9269 posts since 1/22/2003

Nice, thanks…

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:26:35 AM

Paul R


11866 posts since 1/28/2010

Thanks for this.

Chris Stainton is playing the electric piano, not the banjo. I saw him in Joe Cocker's band at the Atlantic City Pop Festival two weeks before Woodstock. He's all over Eric Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute DVD. He's been a keyboard fixture for several decades.

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