The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11769   Message #281092
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
20-Aug-00 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: Info: Greenbriar Boys
Subject: RE: greenbriar boys
What a fascinating thread! It's been waved under my nose a few times now, and I did keep meaning to look in. So thanks to those who have kept reviving it, I've finally made it.

The first time I saw the term "bluegrass" was on that Joan Baez album that Tommy Mooney has. The banjo solo on "Pal of Mine" has stayed in my head ever since (seem like note of it), and the Baez/Greenbriar version of "Banks of the Ohio" is still the best I've heard.

Can someone tell me when this album was issued? It's called Joan Baez Volume Two, issued on Vanguard. I saw a copy recently, prominently labelled Vanguard front and back. But in tiny print on the back, there was also the Pye imprint, and "copyright 1975" - so this is obviously a reissue, probably UK only.

And is there any way of knowing who was playing banjo on that album? I'm really curious to know, just like I keep meaning to find out who played sax on "Still crazy after all these years."

Bluegrass never featured much in the 60s folk clubs I frequented, though I well remember a banjo player called Pete Stanley, who was still going strong on the London pub scene quite recently.