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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2009, 11:17:50 am »

Here's another site, it has recordings of old timers singing and playin all the old songs they knew.  I have a great uncle that is recorded on there. Fred High,  High, Arkansas.

a lot songs long forgotten.

http://maxhunter.missouristate.edu/singerfj.html#anchor3
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2009, 11:37:54 am »

Love the site! Cheesy

I wish there was some indication of the origin and date of the timeframe of the songs, in addition to the recording dates.
A lot of them have passed into 'folklore' status, I know, though many are associated with historical events, like sinking of the Maine or Casey Jones incident.




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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2009, 11:46:20 am »

I do enjoy listening to some of the songs, you know some of them old people learned those old songs from their grandparents and parents who lived before during and after the Civil War.  a lot of history to pass along,
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009, 03:34:31 pm »

If you want to do an interesting search, look up gourd banjo's. There are several craftsment making these old time instruments.
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« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2009, 10:56:22 pm »

I play in an 1860s band playing 1840s, 50s & '60s songs. I play fretless banjo and the rest of the band plays fiddle, bones, tambourine, guitar. All instruments are gut strung... no modern instrument or sound to us. Music comes from original banjo manuals and sheet music.

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