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A younger Eddy Davis with banjo that I would sell.

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Nov 17, 2019 - 4:39:19 PM
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1241 posts since 4/8/2009

Banjo World Camp with the Benkó Dixieland Band.
Recorded live at the Budapest Congress Center in 1992.
This is from that Banjo Camp -- it's a solo by me. there is more if you look for it. Tony Triska was there as well as Cynthia Sayer, Tom Stuip and Buddy Wachter.
I have always loved soloing on beautiful ballads. This is type of thing I want to be remembered for. After my time look for the young Jack Ray to show you some of my style. He's "THE MAN" in my way of thinking. Remember this is from 1992 in Budapest Hungary. I hope you enjoy it. Eddy (A Balladeer.)


Nov 17, 2019 - 7:26:31 PM
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Wow! Such musicianship! So smooth! Wonderful! Thanks! banjered

Nov 17, 2019 - 8:17:48 PM
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6 posts since 12/24/2017

Solid. And good taste never goes out of style...

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:56:28 AM

Lew H

USA

2317 posts since 3/10/2008

Sweet! And a beautiful banjo.

Nov 18, 2019 - 10:05:51 AM
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52799 posts since 12/14/2005

Thank you for another cannonball in the arsenal for defending the banjo against those who IMAGINE that it's only good for rapid, raucous loud stuff.

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:56:56 PM

CGDA

Italy

1958 posts since 1/4/2009


Wonderful song in a masterful banjo/vocal rendition! heart

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:11:34 PM

26 posts since 1/20/2015

Thanks for sharing that Eddy! Was that done in Chicago tuning? I tried to watch but your finger move so fast!

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:20:26 PM

1241 posts since 4/8/2009

I always play Viola tuning CGDA -- Also known as Tenor Banjo tuning or Tango Banjo tuning. This tuning is built for Modern or more advanced Harmonies. Eddy (The Manhattan Minstrel) Davis

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:00:15 AM

26 posts since 1/20/2015

Thanks for the info Eddy, I was (somehow) under the impression you tuned DGBE. Probably explains why I could not figure out what chords you were playing.

Either way, a lovely tune!

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:23:37 AM

Jbo1

USA

848 posts since 5/19/2007

Really sweet song, beautiful playing and singing.

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:26:32 AM

Jbo1

USA

848 posts since 5/19/2007

I just noticed you have a mute on the bridge? If so, what type is it? It still lets the banjo sound like a banjo. Again, really well done. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:45:41 AM
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1241 posts since 4/8/2009

Hey Jim, that bridge was the old metal type practice bridge. It cut the sound down quite a bit. In this day of age I use a rubber bridge which is a violin type which fits over the the whole bridge. It normally likes to slip or pop up and off while you are playing -- I use a small bit of double stick tape on the outside shoulder at each end of the bridge and it is just enough to hold it on while playing. That way I can put it on and off at will. I like to mellow out the banjo sound just a bit -- mostly on ballads. I haven't used a metal bridge like this since those days which was in the 80's and 90's. Please notice my today video's on my youtube channels: mrgreenmeat or themanhattanminstrel

Eddy Davis

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:41:02 AM

23 posts since 1/21/2016

Eddie, that was outstanding.

Denny McMahon

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:11:38 AM

170 posts since 9/6/2016

As always, thanks, Eddy!

Dec 3, 2019 - 9:41 PM

35 posts since 2/22/2019

Never heard of ya before!

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