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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Do you like the use of banjos in music? I think it can be really good. My dad has a great CD of Wild West-like music with a lot of banjo use. It's very good.


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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

I love the sound of the banjo when it's being played with Irish music, along with the flute. My mates have an Irish band, and they make it sound soooo good.


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

I love the banjo personally. If you want a cool band to listen to, check out "The Chieftans". The best way I can describe it is bluegrass music with an Irish influence to it. Its great music.


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Wild West-like music

It's called bluegrass, you chav.  Wink

Banjo is great - Jerry Garcia and Bela Fleck are some of the more well-known names in banjo playing. The comedian Steve Martin is actually quite good as well (at least he used to be).

I've played in a few bluegrass bands over the years, but it tends to get a bit boring for the string bass, so I haven't done it in many years.


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Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1119 times:
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When I was on a ride along in Aspen once, we stopped at a bar (fight call...go figure). They had a bluegrass band playing, and we stayed there for probably fifteen minutes or so listening  Smile


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3818 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

I don't understand why we have to endure all these threads about banjos in music.

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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
I don't understand why we have to endure all these threads about banjos in music.

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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Pe@rson - check out:

The Grid - Swamp Thing

Tune. Big grin



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User currently offlineDrP From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 7):
The Grid - Swamp Thing

Tune.

Great tune Big grin



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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4275 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

The Eagles - Take It Easy

Love that tune, great banjo.

Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks is by far the best female banjo player I've ever heard and she can hold her own with just about anyone. Once you get into real bluegrass, though, stuff with Bill Monroe and Del McCoury, that's where you have the real solid banjo players. Great stuff!

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User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

i love the banjo!


Quoting Logan22L (Reply 3):
Banjo is great - Jerry Garcia and Bela Fleck are some of the more well-known names in banjo playing. The comedian Steve Martin is actually quite good as well (at least he used to be).

actor John Lithgow is quite an accomplished banjo player also.

for those of you who love this type of music, there is no better place to listen to it than the Telluride Bluegrass Festival which is done annually in June. Bela Fleck is there every year, and Del McCoury will be there this year too.


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

I am getting addicted to Feuding Banjos by Eric Weissberg with Marshall Brickman. Anyone else like this one?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

I play the five string banjo, in old time frailing and up picking styles, not the modern Scruggs bluegrass three finger picking. Unfortunately my old English made Essex & Sons banjo(from about 1920, with an open back, without resonator and natural skin, great sound for the style of music I play) tore it's skin a few days ago. Now I've got to look for a piece of goat skin to replace it. irked 

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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9325 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1054 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 9):
The Eagles - Take It Easy

Love that tune, great banjo.

i love the intermix of banjo with rock music.

another great band that mixes the banjo with their rock style is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.



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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

"Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed.
A poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed.
Then one day he was shootin for some food...
and up from the ground came a bubblin' crude".
"Oil that is, Black Gold, Texas Tea".

Can you hear the banjo yet?

NO? Then, sing along!

Well the first thing ya know......



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

The use of a banjo on "Sing" by Travis was an absolute sonic masterpiece.


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User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 976 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
The use of a banjo on "Sing" by Travis was an absolute sonic masterpiece



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 7):
The Grid - Swamp Thing

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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

How about anything by George Formby

signed

Skidmarks Big grin



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User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 976 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Just listened to Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits in the car on the way to work this morning.....there's a banjo at the beginning, right?

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User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in concert with Dave Matthews back in the winter of '00 or '01... somewhere around then.

Un-flecking-believable. What a great show.



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User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

"I'm leaning on a lamppost on the corner of the street............"

Springs to mind

Can't help being  old  but NOT that old !!!!

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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 20):
Can't help being  old  but NOT that old !!!!

Are you implying something?  Silly

James.  hissyfit 



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User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Blinkin' heck I'd be in my 70's if I could sing any of it other than the first line !! - but I do remember that banjo guy in the Fast Show (can't remember his name !)  silly 

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

REM - Electrolite

Peter Buck uses a banjo on that track (and hates playing the thing at concerts)


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 23):
REM - Electrolite

That's in my top 5 REM tracks. Damn good.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
25 PanHAM : Fully agree on all of that, Emily is not only great at playing Banjo, I love her Dobro play as well. Ever since I saw them first time playing at the
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27 Cosec59 : Got it on now
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