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May 24, 2020 - 10:41:11 PM
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595 posts since 6/8/2005

This is a 50's jazz standard performed on five-string Banjola.

I like the sustain of five-string Banjola for chord solo tunes.

Pat-

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May 24, 2020 - 10:49:16 PM

chuckv97

Canada

50113 posts since 10/5/2013
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Very sophisticated and lush, Pat. Nice to hear those voicings. Wonderful !

Edited by - chuckv97 on 05/24/2020 22:49:32

May 24, 2020 - 11:01:16 PM

595 posts since 6/8/2005

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Originally posted by chuckv97

Very sophisticated and lush, Pat. Nice to hear those voicings. Wonderful !


Thanks, Chuck - 

Glad you liked it.

May 24, 2020 - 11:03:59 PM

Jim Yates

Canada

6657 posts since 2/21/2007

I love it. One of my mom's (and my) favourite songs. Is that one of Ed Dick's banjolas?

May 24, 2020 - 11:10:21 PM
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Originally posted by Jim Yates

I love it. One of my mom's (and my) favourite songs. Is that one of Ed Dick's banjolas?


Hi Jim,

Yes, he makes beautiful looking and beautiful sounding instruments. It's an acoustic tear-drop with a five-string neck.

Sometimes, it's just perfect on a quiet night...

Pat-

May 25, 2020 - 4:48:17 AM

Jim Yates

Canada

6657 posts since 2/21/2007

I first met Ed about 40 some years ago when he was running Ed's Music Workshop in Peterborough, Ontario. He sold me my D-21 soon after and my wife bought a D-18 from him before we were married. I tried a 5-string guitar that he had made from a regular six string by putting an HO spike in the neck at the 5th fret. (Maybe the predecessor of the banjola?) He also converted my brother's 1958 J-50 bridge from a adj. saddle to a fixed saddle and put the spikes in the neck of my banjo.
I later ran into him at the Ottawa Folklore Center where he was working.

May 25, 2020 - 5:02:32 AM

5 posts since 10/27/2014

Pat:

This is just terrific. A favorite vocal version, worth checking out, is Carmen McRae on her album Bittersweet (1964). It's the opening cut.

Steve

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