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Ring, Ring De Banjo - Banjo Showpieces

Release Date: 09/20/2005 
Label:  Living Era   Catalog #: 5560  
Composer:  Various
Performer:  Mario De PietroHarry ReserFred Van EpsVess Ossman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Banjo Kings
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since the 19th century days of Negro Minstrels, the banjo has always enjoyed a strong following, especially in fields of Traditional Jazz and Country Music. Yet while Country greats such as Uncle Dave Macon and Earl Scruggs are familiar, the names of so many virtuosi of the instrument are nowadays largely forgotten. 'Ring, Ring De Banjo' is intended to put that right by turning the spotlight onto a series of remarkable musicians, all of whom excelled at the banjo. Here is a panoramic overview of banjo soloists from both sides of the Atlantic. There are American early groundbreakers Vess Ossman (whose 'Mosquitos' Parade' dates from 1902!), Fred Van Eps and Olly Oakley, followed by a string of great artists such as harry Reser (Crackerjax...) Read more and Eddie Peabody (an amazing 'Rhapsody in Blue'...). British artists also feature, with Mike Ortuso, Tarrant Bailey Jr. and Emile Grimshaw among the talents on show. Included too are bands such as The Banjo Kings and 'Raymonde' Band of Banjoes'. The repertoire covers the plantation songs of such as Stephen Foster, ragtime and popular and novelty numbers.

Track Listing
1. Blaze Away - Raymonde & His Band Of Banjoes
2. Minstrel Medley: So Early In The Morning / De Camptown Races / Poor Old Joe / Polly Wolly Doodle / Turkey In The Straw / Oh! Dem Golden Slippers - Raymonde & His Band Of Banjoes
3. Mosquitos' Parade, The - Vess Ossman
4. Persiflage - Fred Van Eps
5. Queen of the Burlesque - Olly Oakley
6. Heebie Jeebies - Harry Reser
7. Crackerjax - Harry Reser
8. Get Goin' - Pete Mandell
9. Keyboard Kapers - Mario De Pietro
10. Frivolous Joe - Mario De Pietro
11. Tune Tonic - Emile Grimshaw & His Banjo Quartet
12. A Swanee Sing Song: Oh! Susanna / Ring, Ring De Banjo / Who's That A-Calling? - Emile Grimshaw & His Banjo Quartet
13. Lollipops - Mike Ortuso
14. Teasin' the Frets - Mike Ortuso
15. Blackthorns, The - George Morris
16. Take Your Pick - Joe Brannelly
17. Eccentric - Joe Brannelly
18. Ragtime Episode, A - Ernest Jones
19. Rhapsody in Blue - Eddie Peabody
20. St. Louis Blues - Eddie Peabody
21. On a Southern Plantation: Old Black Joe / Oh! Susanna / My Old Kentucky Home / Dixie / Swanee River / Waiting For The Robert E. Lee - Ken Harvey
22. Melodies of Yesterday: Nobody's Sweetheart / Whispering / Avalon / Margie / Chinatown, My Chinatown / I'll See You In My Dreams / Indiana / Somebody Stole My Gal
23. Vodka - Edward McGrath/The Cardiff Banjo, Mandoline & Guitar Band
24. March Medley: Marche Militaire / El Capitan / Blaze Away / Marche Lorraine / The Washington Post - Tarrant Bailey Jr.
25. Snakes & Ladders / All's Well
26. That Banjo Rag - The Banjo Kings
27. Stephen Foster Medley No. 1: My Old Kentucky Home / Old Folks At Home / Camptown Races / Oh! Susanna - The Banjo Kings
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Mario De Pietro (Banjo), Harry Reser (Banjo), Fred Van Eps (Banjo),
Vess Ossman (Banjo), Olly Oakley (Banjo), Pete Mandell (Banjo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Banjo Kings

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