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BS: DANG that's a Big'un

Anahootz 28 Oct 02 - 08:55 PM
khandu 28 Oct 02 - 09:18 PM
raredance 28 Oct 02 - 11:19 PM
Little Hawk 29 Oct 02 - 04:49 PM
masato sakurai 29 Oct 02 - 06:38 PM
raredance 29 Oct 02 - 08:14 PM
Art Thieme 29 Oct 02 - 08:23 PM
wysiwyg 29 Oct 02 - 08:28 PM
raredance 29 Oct 02 - 08:29 PM
masato sakurai 29 Oct 02 - 08:34 PM
Genie 30 Oct 02 - 02:54 PM

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Subject: BS: BanjoKiller Apprehended!
From: Anahootz
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 08:55 PM

Fairly self-explanatory, in a bluegrass sorta way...btw, if you backtrack to the "post a picture" page, one of my minions is there... the silver angel.


Big Honkin' Mando


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: khandu
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 09:18 PM

Biggest'un ever I did see!

k


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: raredance
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 11:19 PM

I recently saw an old newsreel clip that had a "bass banjo" about that size. The obvious next step is to get them together in a band with a giant harmonica and one of them big stand up fiddles.

rich r


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 04:49 PM

That has simply gotta be the smallest woman in the history of folk music!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 06:38 PM

The newsreel clip rich r saw, I suppose, is the one featuring Duke Davis Banjo Band, filmed in 1929. It's on Time Ain't Like Tey Used To Be: Early American Rural & Popular Music (Yazoo 521) [Video/DVD]. Note says: "Henry 'Duke' Davis' Banjo Band was a working band in the Boston area, playing on local radio and college functions. Duke demonstrates his version of the world's largest banjo and leads the boys in a hot but brief renditions of 'Ida.'"

~Masato


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: raredance
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:14 PM

You are correct Masato. I didn't have it here and I couldn't remember the title but yougot it.

rich r


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:23 PM

Masato,

That is the one with the only films of
Jimmie Rodgers singin' and pickin', is it not??

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:28 PM

Real Bass Banjoes:

CLICK

CLICK

CLICK

FRETLESS

WITH SOUNDCLIP!

previous thread

A really big'un:
ANOTHER OLD THREAD. This one had a link to a pic of a HUGE basss banjo, but the link appears to be dead.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: raredance
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:29 PM

Yeah there's a clip on there of him doing three songs interspersed with some pretty stiff dialog. And a great clip of an old black banjo player, pickin and singin, surrounded by a handful of dancing grandchildren.

rich r


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:34 PM

Art, yes, you're right. His only appearance on film. In this 9-minute-long film (1929) titled "The Singing Brakeman" Jimmy sang "Waiting for the Train," "Daddy and Home" and "Blue Yodel."
~Masato


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Subject: RE: BS: DANG that's a Big'un
From: Genie
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 02:54 PM

Ah, a "stand-up mando!" Gotta have one!


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