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Jan 25, 2021 - 1:04:38 AM
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banjo roo

Australia

35 posts since 5/12/2010

Does anyone know of any recordings/albums featuring the cello and old time banjo?
The low bowing cello and the cracking notes of the banjo is a match made in heaven.
There is a couple of jams with Cameron DeWhitt on Get up in the cool. Anyone know of others?

https://getupinthecool.fireside.fm/98

https://getupinthecool.fireside.fm/24
getupinthecool.fireside.fm/151

getupinthecool.fireside.fm/142

Edited by - banjo roo on 01/25/2021 01:09:20

Jan 25, 2021 - 2:16:29 AM

banjopaolo

Italy

1329 posts since 11/6/2008

me and my friend Andyrhydycreuau did this video some weeks ago

https://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/videos.asp?m=d&catID=&id=39239

I play clawhammer and some cello (actually I'm a viola player) but usually I don't play old time music


Jan 25, 2021 - 3:27:14 AM

1730 posts since 6/2/2010

Here is a good one.

youtube.com/watch?v=m3XKthImI7g

Actually any video with Rushad Engleston playing cello is well worth watching.

Jan 25, 2021 - 4:29:24 AM

40 posts since 9/4/2012


Rhiannon Giddens
Carolina chocolate drops

https://youtu.be/EmPf1CJaF5s

Jan 25, 2021 - 8:23:41 AM

KCJones

USA

1356 posts since 8/30/2012

So it might not be exactly what you're looking, but the stuff Yo-Yo Ma did with Edgar Meyer is pretty good.

Goat Rodeo Sessions
Appalachian Waltz
Appalachian Journey

Edgar Meyer also put out an album called "Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology" which featured both Yo-Yo Ma and Bela Fleck on the same album, but unfortunately there isn't a track that features them both at the same time.

Edited by - KCJones on 01/25/2021 08:24:05

Jan 25, 2021 - 8:45:20 AM
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dbrooks

USA

3968 posts since 3/11/2004

The Sparrow Quartet may suit your needs: Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, Ben Sollee (cello) and Casey Driessen (fiddle). In addition, there are recordings on the Sugarmegs site of Abigail and Ben when they played as a duo back in 2005 or so. I download quite a few live sets back then.

David

Jan 25, 2021 - 8:46 AM
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There was a band back in the 1970’s, Plank Road. Some excellent banjo and ‘Cello work on that. I think Brad Leftwich may have headed them up on fiddle.

David Winston on Banjo, Micheal James Kott on ‘Cello.

I have no idea as to where you can find a recording of them, most likely all of them out of pressings, but if you can find one, certainly worth a listen. I have one record of theirs buried with other LP’s and 78’s. A classic recording. Have not listened to it in years, so should dig it out.

Maybe a youtube out there of them. They had some sound. Unique and powerful.

OK, just found this: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeoCfvTS5pQ

 

another one:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZmqC0M1V-k

 

That's the album, so maybe there is some more out there. 
 

Edited by - Alvin Conder on 01/25/2021 08:53:53

Jan 25, 2021 - 9:30:55 AM

10870 posts since 4/23/2004

Seems I recall "Ace Weems and the Fat Meat Boys" featured a cello player who had a strap that allowed it to be played like a bass guitar. That's a memory from the late 1970's though. I saw them at "Horse Pens 40"...but at the time, it kinda followed the old joke: If you can remember Horse Pens 40, then you weren't there... laugh

Jan 25, 2021 - 10:13:40 AM

923 posts since 1/30/2019

Try this too
youtu.be/Z2dUg53L-3c
"The Littlest Birds" playing Elk River Blues. These guys are really good.
I love cello and plonky rhythmic clawhammer like this. A really nice combination.

Jan 25, 2021 - 11:36:48 AM

jwold

USA

1186 posts since 7/21/2004

This isn’t clawhammer banjo, but is a fine banjo/cello duet:

m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkuPIOez8Gw

Jan 26, 2021 - 12:07:14 PM

banjo roo

Australia

35 posts since 5/12/2010

Thanks, there is a few things to explore. The elk river blues on cello/banjo is a sweet sound. It was that song, only by Cameron DeWhitt and co, that peaked my interest in old time cello.
Nice work Paolo, that song is on my to learn list.

Edited by - banjo roo on 01/26/2021 12:07:48

Jan 31, 2021 - 1:55:19 PM

Hunter Robertson

Switzerland

901 posts since 5/19/2006

John Balch's CD, Carry on John, has some cello on it. It's a beautiful album.

Hunter

Feb 1, 2021 - 8:15:09 AM

1545 posts since 4/25/2007

youtube.com/watch?v=cw7VwFOj3o0

Check out the wonderful Sharon Martinson she did some lovely stuff with David Huebner as the Littlest Birds.

Feb 9, 2021 - 7:17:18 PM
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162 posts since 12/15/2005

Hey Mr. Roo,

 I totally agree....the combination of banjo and cello is really nice. I recorded 'Sail Away Ladies' on my 2015 album, 12x2(+/-1) with Emma Beaton (Joy Kills Sorrow) on cello and Miriam Sonstenes (Old Paint Duo, the Sweet Lowdown) on fiddle and their contributions raise the tune to a whole new level...IMHO! 

Sail Away Ladies  

https://nickhornbuckle.com/

Feb 10, 2021 - 9:40:43 PM

HERMES

USA

540 posts since 2/7/2006
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Ti Ti Chickapea

Richie Stearns - banjo
Eric Aceto - Violin
Hank Roberts - cello

youtube.com/watch?v=dfi0DvuMijk

Richie Stearns & Hank Roberts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cluU8GqiVmQ

they have an album, but it may be out of print

Edited by - HERMES on 02/10/2021 21:45:02

Feb 11, 2021 - 4:07:49 PM
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6597 posts since 6/27/2009

When I record with cello banjo and regular banjo I usually write CB with the title. If you search my site you’ll find several mp3s.  Try this link: My Banjo World CB search

Feb 11, 2021 - 10:28:09 PM

1541 posts since 2/4/2013

Sarah Jarosz - Annabelle Lee with Nathaniel Smith on cello.

youtube.com/watch?v=O-SLSZ-9748

and Fuel the Fire

youtu.be/VxpuB10FaSE?t=466

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