Bluegrass

 

Billy Strings & Don Julin – Full Performance (Live on KEXP @Pickathon)

KEXP
Published on Apr 10, 2016

KEXP.org presents Billy Strings & Don Julin performing live on the Logging Road at Pickathon. Recorded July 31, 2015.

Songs:

No More Paper Logs
Dust in a Baggie
Albino Skunk
Dealing Despair

Audio Engineer: Matt Ogaz
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Sam Kelly Jr., Luke Knecht & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Luke Knecht
Photo thumbnail by Amber Knecht
kexp.org
pickathon.com

Sweet!

 

 

1977 02 09 — John Hartford String Band w/ Sam Bush, Curtis Burch and John Cowan

arghdos
Published on Jul 1, 2014

John Hartford String Band w/ Sam Bush, Curtis Burch and John Cowan 2/9/77 (Weds) Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Source: SBD~?~DAT~CDR Recording by:??
CD Mastering by:??
CD Re-mastering and restoration by: Mike Wagner – [email protected]

It just may be the best thing in the history of newgrass

01 Blackberry Blossom ~ Skipping In The Mississippi Dew 00:00

02 On The Road ~ Sly Feel ~ Steam Boat Whistle Blues 11:27

03 No End Of Love ~ You Can Do Anything 24:28

04 Nobody Eats At Linebaugh’s Anymore 33:15

05 Listen To The Mockingbird 39:40

06 Vamp In The Middle 43:34

07 Golden Globe Award 47:24

08 The First Girl I Loved 52:35

09 Good Old Electric Washing Machine 56:52

10 Let The Church Roll On 01:00:06

11 Down 01:04:25

12 San Antonio Rose ~ Granny Woncha Smoke Some… 01:08:36

Stunning musicianship and real emotion. Superb.

 

 

1974/04/27-28 Marin County Bluegrass Festival (w/ Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Jerry Garcia and others)

arghdos
Published on May 13, 2014

Marin County Bluegrass Festival April 27-28, 1974 Golden State College, San Rafael, CA

4/27/1974:
==========

Cornbread:
01 Fire on the Mountain 00:00

Homestead Act:
02 Take Five 02:33

Emmylou Harris:
03 Jambalaya 04:28

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys:
04 Are You Missing Me 08:01
05 Maybelline (Why Can’t You Be True) 10:21
06 Johnny B. Goode 12:45
07 Duelling Banjos 15:10

Doc & Merle Watson:
08 Poor Boy Blues 17:41
09 Wabash Cannonball 20:22
10 Salt Creek 25:43
11 Tennessee Stud 28:43

Norman Blake & Tut Taylor:
12 Instrumental #1 32:38
13 Southern Railroad Blues (fades in) 37:00
14 Instrumental #2 39:15
15 Instrumental #3 41:30

Mac Wiseman w/Norman Blake & Tut Taylor:
16 Wreck of the Old 97 (fades in) 45:16
17 Catfish John 46:28
18 Love Letters In The Sand 48:34
19 Shackles And Chains 51:02
20 Prisoner Song 53:30
21 Jimmy Brown 56:21
22 I Wonder How the Old Folks are at Home 59:01
23 Man Walking On The Water 01:01:09
24 Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life 01:04:21

Great American String Band (Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Green, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern):
25 My Plastic Banana Isn’t Stupid 01:07:10
26 Dawg’s Rag 01:11:00
27 I’ll Be The Gambler If You’ll Deal The Cards 01:19:18
28 Sweet Georgia Brown (fades in) 01:22:54

Date Uncertain: 4/27 or 4/28
============================

Artist Uncertain – originally listed incorrectly as Doc & Merle Watson, see notes below:
29 Footprints in the Snow (fades in) 01:27:26
30 Wabash Cannonball 01:29:48
31 Keep on the Sunny Side (fades in) 01:31:50
32 Buckin’ Mule 01:34:49

4/28/1974
==========

The Hired Hands:
33 Ole Slew Foot (fades in) 01:37:03

Buck White & the Down Homers:
34 Standing Way Up High (fades in) 01:39:23

Doc & Merle Watson:
35 Doc Bogg’s Country Blues 01:41:11
36 Movin’ On (fades in) 01:44:41
37 Wabash Cannonball 01:46:40
38 Tennessee Stud 01:50:31

Frank Wakefield:
39 Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #1 01:55:32

Frank Wakefield & Friends (40 & 41 w/Garcia and others, 42 w/Doug Dillard and others):
40 Heartbreak Hotel 01:58:39
41 Orange Blossom Special (fades in) 02:01:42
42 Dixie Breakdown 02:04:16

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys:
43 Pick Away 02:07:36
44 Cotton Mill Man (fades in and out) 02:09:18
45 The River of Jordan 02:11:42

Old & In the Way:
46 High Lonesome Sound (fades in) 02:14:01
47 Pig in a Pen 02:17:47
48 Panama Red 02:19:57
49 Wild Horses 02:23:18
50 Hobo Song 02:28:23

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot:
51 Talkin’ Fishin’ Blues 02:33:33
52 Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright 02:37:16
53 Down the Line 02:40:46
54 Pretty Boy Floyd 02:47:06

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (with, at various points: Garcia, Vassar Clements, Doc & Merle Watson, David Nelson, John Hartford, & Jerry Mills):
55 Tulane and Johnny 02:51:47
56 Cosmic Cowboy 02:55:03
57 Jambalaya 02:59:04
58 Sally Goodin’ 03:04:38
59 Battle of New Orleans 03:05:38
60 Teardrops In My Eyes 03:08:20
61 Bonnie Maroney 03:13:00
62 Randy Lynn Rag 03:16:46
63 Flint Hill Special 03:21:09
64 Mr. Bojangles 03:24:41
65 Honky Tonkin’ 03:29:13
66 Diggy Liggy Lo 03:32:10
67 Will The Circle Be Unbroken 03:35:22
68 Way Downtown Fooling Around 03:40:15
69 Down Yonder 03:45:06

Notes: transfered by Rob Berger ’99 Around 2008 a small group of bluegrass fans worked to correct some of the errors in the setlist given for the above fileset and create a more coherent running order. The result is what you see here. The largest error was that 4 tracks attributed to Doc & Merle Watson are in fact someone else, though Doc and/or Merle may be onstage. The identity of the lead vocalist on these tracks has not been determined for certain at this time. There are strongly held but conflicting opinions on a couple sides of the issue. Googling the combination of songs played by this act gives two results: Mr. Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, and Clarence White/the White Brothers. It’s not Mr. Monroe and Clarence died tragically the year before this. So who knows? Two songs incorrectly attributed to the Great American String Band were part of Jim & Jesse McReynolds’ regular repertoire and are clearly performed by them. Based on conversation with an individual who convincingly claims attendance at most of the festival, some dates have been clarified. Note that some acts performed both days. A few song titles have also been corrected. A few songs by the groups Cornbread and the Homestead Act which are in the original fileset are omitted here. I’m not really sure how or why that happened but I’m not going to track them down at this point. There are numerous fade- and cut-ins and outs from a happy trigger finger on the pause button. Only those where a significant amount of music seems to be missing have been noted. Given that these are not from master reels, perhaps we can hope that eventually a more complete source will come into circulation! re-FLAC’d with corrected tags and new sequence by Mr. Completely, fall 2008.

Wow, talk about EPIC! And all so wonderfully delicious, too… Yum, yum, yummy.

 

 

Old & In The Way – Drifting Too Far From the Shore (unreleased)

lumaz71
Published on Dec 27, 2014

…da “Live At The Boarding House”, 01.10.1973… -uploaded in HD at TunesToTube

Ooh! Ooh! Unreleased! And it’s one I’ve never heard before, to boot… me happy boy.

 

 

Old And In The Way – 07/23/73 – The Boarding House, San Francisco, CA

arghdos
Published on Jun 21, 2013

Old And In The Way MON 07/23/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, CA

Recordings: SBD

Disc 1

01 – Cheyenne
02 – Down Where The River Bends
03 – Love Please Come Home
04 – Midnight Moonlight
05 – Fanny Hill
06 – Hard Hearted
07 – Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
08 – Pig In A Pen
09 – Panama Red
10 – Wild Horses
11 – White Dove

Disc 2

01 – Wicked Path Of Sin
02 – Blue Mule
03 – Orange Blossom Special
04 – Old & In The Way Breakdown
05 – On And On
06 – Lonesome Fiddle Blues
07 – The Fields Have Turned Brown
08 – Mule Skinner Blues
09 – Catfish John
10 – Land Of The Navajo
11 – Hobo Song

Comments: Wicked Path Of Sin, Blue Mule and Hobo Song are all cut and appear to be cut on the Master SBD Reel.

This is the best of the best. It is as simple as that!

 

 

Old & In The Way – Old & In The Way

Josh R.
Published on Feb 21, 2009

A David “Dawg” Grisman classic song from OAITW’s debut album from 1975, which was recorded at the Boarding House on October 8, 1973.

The lineup:

Peter Rowan – guitar and vocals
Jerry Garcia – banjo and vocals
David Grisman – mandolin and vocals
John Kahn – bass
Vassar Clements – violin

Owsley Stanley – Recording Engineer

HIGH QUALITY STEREO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYETHs… You’re listening to it!

Oh sweet joy. The best bluegrass band ever.

 

 

Dance of the Thistledown – Mean Mary

Mean Mary
Published on May 18, 2018

Flashback Friday video. This recording is from the original banjo & guitar tablature book and DVD – The Sparrow and the Hawk (available at meanmary.com and Amazon). Dance of the Thistledown – written and arranged by Mary James. Performed by: Mary James (Mean Mary), Frank James, and Norton T. Miller

Ooh, dear Lord, how I love this lady!

be well

 

 

New Riders of the Purple Sage – Truck Drivin’ Man

Beat-Club
Published on Jul 12, 2010

Alle Folgen des Beat Club als Download im iTunes Store erhältlich: itunes.apple.com Die New Rider of the Purple Sage, von denen viele Gründungsmitglieder zu den Grateful Dead abwanderten, live im Bremer Beat Club am 24.06.1972! New Riders of the Purple Sage is an American country rock band. In this video they play “Truck Drivin’ Man” live at the Beat Club in 1972.

Sweet! They are in my Soul, man, seriously.

be well

 

 

Mean Mary – Big Red Barn (banjo, fiddle and mandolin)

Mean Mary
Published on Sep 18, 2010

meanmary.com

Mean Mary on her (Deering Goodtime) banjo, plus fiddle and mandolin. Frank James on guitar and Tim Miller on spoons.

Song Big Red Barn from the album Walk a Little Ways With Me. Available at meanmary.com

This is a great song by my latest overriding obsession that happens to be an excellent companion to my sorrowful peal in the previous post. Funny how that works.

Jesus, this lady is just WOW!

be well

 

 

The Dead South – In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company [Official Music Video]

The Dead South
Published on Oct 8, 2016

Official video for “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company” by The Dead South.

THE DEAD SOUTH ARE ON TOUR! The Bastard Son Tour begins on January 30 in Dublin, Ireland. • Dates/Tickets: thedeadsouth.com • VIP Upgrades: www.musicglue.com/the-dead-so… Stream the full album, ‘Good Company’: • SixShooterRecords.lnk.to/Good… Connect with The Dead South: • FacebookInstagramTwitter

Directed by Zach Wilson of Two Brothers Films.

We recognize and thank Creative Saskatchewan for their financial support in the production of this video.

Very Nice! Me likey!

be well

 

 

New Riders of the Purple Sage – Glendale Train

HotRockinJohnny
Published on Sep 17, 2010

A joyous noise!

be well

 

 

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman – Shady Grove

Ultranothing
Published on Jan 29, 2008

From the studio album “Shady Grove.”

It’s Jerry and Dawg, together. No more need be said, eh.

be well

 

 

Old And In The Way – 07/23/73 – The Boarding House, San Francisco, CA

arghdos
Published on Jun 21, 2013

Old And In The Way

Mon 07/23/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, CA

Recordings: SBD

Disc 1

01 – Cheyenne
02 – Down Where The River Bends
03 – Love Please Come Home
04 – Midnight Moonlight
05 – Fanny Hill
06 – Hard Hearted
07 – Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
08 – Pig In A Pen
09 – Panama Red
10 – Wild Horses
11 – White Dove

Disc 2

01 – Wicked Path Of Sin
02 – Blue Mule
03 – Orange Blossom Special
04 – Old & In The Way Breakdown
05 – On And On
06 – Lonesome Fiddle Blues
07 – The Fields Have Turned Brown
08 – Mule Skinner Blues
09 – Catfish John
10 – Land Of The Navajo
11 – Hobo Song

Comments: Wicked Path Of Sin, Blue Mule and Hobo Song are all cut and appear to be cut on the Master SBD Reel.

Joy.

It’s that High, Lonesome Sound, don’tcha know.

 

 

Angel Band

Old And In The Way – Topic
Published on Nov 7, 2014

Provided to YouTube by Entertainment One Distribution US

Angel Band · Old & In The Way That High Lonesome Sound

℗ Acoustic Disc Released on: 1996-02-19

Auto-generated by YouTube.

I had been unaware of this record. Shocking! I need to get it post haste!

be well

 

 

Old & In The Way – Midnight Moonlight

lumaz71
Published on Dec 27, 2014

…da “Live At The Boarding House”, 01.10.1973… -uploaded in HD at www.TunesToTube.com

One of the most excellent songs ever written in the History of Songs… by the best gol dang band in the History of Bands!

be well

 

 

Old & In The Way – Land of the Navajo (unreleased)

lumaz71
Published on Dec 27, 2014

…da “Live At The Boarding House”, 01.10.1973… -uploaded in HD at www.TunesToTube.com

Oh wow, man… a wonderfully wonderful live recording!

=He swoons=

be well

 

 

Old & In The Way – Catfish John – Live 11.4.1973

Jimmie B
Published on Sep 12, 2011

Old & In The Way California State College Sonoma – Cotati, CA November 4, 1973 Unreleased Soundboard

Live! God, how I wish I could have seen them live. These are my Gods, you need to understand that. GODS!

be well

 

 

I Ain’t Broke, But I’m Badly Bent

accountabilityUSA
Published on Nov 17, 2009

Old and in the Way, That High Lonesome Sound — visit www.epochtrilogy.com — visit matters-of-the-day.blogspot.com

I love this. These men. This band. This song. The guy doing the recording. The deck he used. Everything about it.

With every cell in my body!

The best bluegrass band in History.

be well

 

 

Panama Red

BOMBAYBOB1
Published on Apr 15, 2010

“Panama Red” By New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Haven’t played this in a while! New Riders!

be well

 

 

Mean Mary on fast banjo – Iron Horse

Mean Mary
Published on Jul 12, 2013

Click the SUBSCRIBE button to get notified when new videos are posted. www.meanmary.com www.facebook.com/meanmarymusic/ www.instagram.com/meanmarymusic/ twitter.com/meanmarymusic

Artist: Mean Mary
Song: Iron Horse
Album: Year of the Sparrow

Mean Mary’s IMA Vox Populi winning banjo song, Iron Horse. Winner for best Americana Song. meanmary.com

Oh Good Christ I am IN LOVE!

With her, her playing and the film, as well!

be well

 

Mean Mary – Blazing

Mean Mary
Published on Mar 1, 2018

SUBSCRIBE and/or Follow Mean Mary on: FacebookInstagramTwitter

Blazing, banjo and guitar instrumental – Mean Mary with (brother) Frank James.

“Blazing” available now on: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc. http://meanmary.com

Wow!

be well

 

The Sharecropper’s Son

An excellent song and recording that I found hundreds of millions of years ago on tumblr. I will try to relocate it, to see if I can score come credits for it. I hope I can. I like posting credits and IDs. Sigh. Its all because of my workflow here, which is, um, not ideal.

be well

 

Mountain People

ozarkwaterpal
Published on Jul 14, 2018

This is a compilation of short interviews with Ozark folks.. some are “back to the landers” and some are “old timers”.. originally videotaped and produced in the 1980’s. Several of the profiles are of people living in Newton County, Arkansas.

This is quite nice. It is all rather close to idyllic, but the need for loot is always there. But they’re all doing just fine at it.

be well

 

Roy Clark – 12th Street Rag

When The Cowboy Sings
Published on Oct 31, 2017

The Jimmy Dean Show Roy Clark 12th Street Rag

Guitar Instrumental live on The Jimmy Dean Show

When The Cowboy Sings facebook www.facebook.com/WesternSwing… When The Cowboy Sings website whenthecowboysings.es/ KWC Americana Radio Station kwcamericanars.com/

There are few who are not reduced to awe-struck gibberish after hearing Roy rip one out of those strings.

rcagoo

Roy Clark’s joyful nature is on display as he plays one of his signature Heritage semi-hollowbody guitars onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. He became a member in 1987. Photo courtesy of GSPI, Inc.

Pics from Roy Clark: 1933–2018 in Premier Guitar.

rcabo

Roy Clark in a familiar pose, pickin’ and grinnin’ with his co-host Buck Owens, on the set of Hee Haw. Image courtesy of Time Life

be well

 

Doc Watson – Tennessee Stud

BluegrassLibrary
Published on Dec 29, 2007

Doc Watson performs “Tennessee Stud” in 1979.

Doc Watson is a God. And this song is on my list of miracle works. I do love it so. It’s perfect — and nobody can play it like Doc Watson. God rest his beautiful Soul.

be well

 

New Grass Revival – Barren County (Full Album)

mandobanjoguitar
Published on Apr 1, 2017

Barren County full album New Grass Revival. 1979

Sam Bush – mandolin, John Cowan – bass, Courtney Johnson – banjo, Curtis Burch – guitar, featuring: Kenny Smith, Kenny Malone, Bill Kenner.

1) Dancin’ With The Angels 0:00

2) In The Plan 4:02

3) How About You 7:08

4) Crazy In The Night 11:17

5) Don’t Look Back 14:53

6) Spring Peepers 19:37

7) Souvenir Bottles 23:03

8) Going To The Fair 28:54

9) Lee Highway Blues 34:07

Gosh, man, I haven’t heard these guys in ages!

Thank God for astute uploaders of excellent taste.

be well

 

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – Ragged But Right (Full Album)

theseventyseven
Published on Mar 26, 2014

1. Ragged But Right (00:30)

2. Short Life Of Trouble (04:55)

3. I Ain’t Never (08:44)

4. Trouble In Mind (12:43)

5. Drifting With The Tide (18:21)

6. Band Introductions (21:50)

7. Deep Elem Blues (23:37)

8. Rose Lee McFall (30:36)

9. Two Soldiers (33:58)

10. If I Lose (38:36)

11. Bright Morning Star (41:25)

12. Goodnight Irene (43:57)

13. It’s A Long, Long Way (To The Top Of The World) (51:15)

14. Drifting To Far From The Shore (55:08)

15. Turtle Dove (1:00:40)

Ragged but Right is the second live album by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. It was recorded in October and December 1987 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. It was released on November 16, 2010, twenty-two years after the band’s first album, Almost Acoustic.

Garcia on guitar and vocals, David Nelson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage on guitar and vocals, and Sandy Rothman on mandolin, dobro, banjo, and vocals — plus long-time Garcia collaborator John Kahn on acoustic bass, Kenny Kosek on fiddle, and David Kemper on snare drum.

Oh, dear Lord, my heart’s a-swingin’ and my Soul’s a-smilin.’

I miss this stuff so bad…

be well

 

David Grisman Quintet – 10.23.77 – Santa Cruz, CA

arghdos
Published on Apr 9, 2014

01 Opus 12 00:00

02 Japan 03:20

03 Dawg Patch 06:58

04 Pneumonia 10:54

05 Cedar Hill 17:57

06 Swing 51 22:01

07 Band Introductions 27:14

08 Minor Swing 29:48

09 Barkley’s Bug 33:52

10 Spain 37:09

11 Blue Midnight 44:22

12 Move 48:03

13 Thailand 52:34

14 Dawg’s Bull 01:05:05

15 Limehouse Blues 01:08:07

Oh the diversity! Oh the talent! Oh the Joy!

be well

 

David Grisman -Acousticity (Full Album)

mandobanjoguitar
Published on Oct 24, 2016

David Grisman Acousticity album 1985

1) Acousticity 0:00

2) Dancin’ 3:58

3) Brazillian Breeze 8:20

4) Blue Sky Bop 12:50

5) Dawgalypso 17:40

6) Tango For Django 21:35

7) Ricochet 24:42

8) New Monia 27:03

9) Pamela 33:30

The Quartet – David Grisman, Rob Wasserman, Jim Buchanan, Jon Sholle, Hal Blaine

Simply delicious! Dawg is just so good and this quartet is fantastic.

be well

 

Old & In The Way Reunion “Land of the Navajo”

Jerry
Published on Dec 31, 2008

Old & In The Way was a bluegrass super group of the 70’s (1973-1974)that included Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements and David Grisman. [And John Kahn! -Ed.] This reunion concert had Herb Pedersen replacing the late Jerry Garcia (banjo) and Bryn Bright on the bass. The reunion concert released the “Old and In The Gray” CD in 2002.

The original band is entwined so deeply in my Heart and Soul that it is one with it. Legendary musicians. And this reunion band is just super, the new guys fit like a glove and they really nail it. The long instrumental is gorgeous… and Vassar… OMG, the best violinist ever in the history of the world, man… he has passed now, too. Let’s just say that Vassar is deeply embedded within my Heart and Soul and I miss him so.

I need to seriously get back into this stuff … bluegrass … this music is where my Soul feels right.

Enjoy!

be well

 

Country Gentlemen – Bringing Mary Home

HEDGEHOGGAS
Published on Jan 6, 2009

Classic Country Gentlemen Reunion at Woodstock 1992

Tears streamin’ down my face… like always.A bit of Forteana in your bluegrass is a beautiful thing.

And my long-time heroes do it so well, don’t they? Man, they are good. Always have been.

be well

 

The Seldom Scene 1979 – Rider (Bluegrass)

BluegrassLibrary
Published on Dec 16, 2007

Members of the 1979 Seldom Scene: John Duffey (Mandolin), Ben Eldridge (Banjo), Mike Auldridge (Dobro), Phil Rosenthal (Guitar), & Tom Gray (Bass)

I am dedicating this post to my dear friends Barbara and the late John Bisset… who actually know these boys personally.

Seldom Scene – Wait a Minute – 1996

scene95
Published on Nov 16, 2008

John Duffey sings lead on this clip from 1996 at the Festival of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY

I have a special place in my heart for these boys… I don’t know, they can just reach right in there, you know?

Enjoy.

be well

 

NRPS – Glendale Train

Istofn
Published on May 30, 2011

song about a robbery of a train

I bet this uploader is very young. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t matter I think it’s wonderful to have new blood in the world of the Dead. I wonder if he or she knows the full name of the band? Not being awful, I am just enjoying the wonder of youthful disvoery. If my feeling is right, that is.

NRPS – Friend of The Devil

Istofn
Published on May 30, 2011

Good version of a good Grateful Dead song

I wonder too if he or she knows that this fantastic band is a direct spin off of the Dead and that Jerry Garcia played on stage and in the studio on many of the songs, usually on steel guitar? Oh, bless you, Istofn!

I salute you and thank you kindly for keeping the goodness alive!

be well

 

Stringbean – Cripple Creek (Grand Ole Opry)

OldTmye TunesFive
Published on Apr 7, 2015

Posting Country Music Videos downloaded from alt.binaries.mpeg.videos.country

FYI: John A. Brown, String Bean’s murderer, has been up for parole 4 times over the last 12 years & denied each time. Brown has spent 37 of his 60 years in prison & will not get another chance for parole until 2017. When Brown is tearfully pleading for freedom, I wonder if he remembers String’s wife Estelle begging him to spare her life & how he answered her pleas by putting a bullet in her head. Since he should have been executed anyway, he should never be granted his parole.

David Akeman (June 17, 1916 – November 10, 1973), better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), was an American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Akeman and his wife were murdered by burglars at their rural Tennessee home in 1973. Born in Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky, Akeman came from a musical family. He was taught to play the banjo by his father, James Roy Akemon. He got his first real banjo when he was 12 years old in exchange for a pair of prize bantam chickens. Akeman began playing at local dances and gained a reputation as a musician, but the income was not enough to live on. He joined the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, building roads and planting trees.

Eventually, he entered a talent contest judged by singer-guitarist-musical saw player Asa Martin. He won and was invited to join Martin’s band. During an early appearance, Martin forgot Akeman’s name and introduced him as “String Bean” because of his tall, thin build. Akeman used the nickname the rest of his life.

Akeman originally was only a musician, but when another performer failed to show up one night, he was used as a singer and comic. From then on, Akeman did both comedy and music. He appeared on WLAP-AM in Lexington, Kentucky, and played with a several groups in the late 1930s.

Akeman also played semi-professional baseball. It was as a ballplayer that he met bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, who fielded with another semi-pro team. From 1943 to 1945, Akeman played banjo for Monroe’s band, performing on recordings such as “Goodbye Old Pal”. He also teamed with Willie Egbert Westbrook as String Beans and Cousin Wilbur, a comedy duo who appeared on the same bill as Monroe’s band. When he left Monroe, he was replaced by Earl Scruggs, a banjoist with a very different style.

In 1945, Akeman married Estelle Stanfill. The same year, he formed a comedy duet with Willie Egbert Westbrook, and they were invited to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. The following year, Akeman began working with Grandpa Jones, a fellow old-time banjo player and comedian. Jones and Akeman worked together at the Opry and years later on the Hee Haw television series. They also became neighbors near Ridgetop, Tennessee. Akeman became a protégé of Uncle Dave Macon, one of the biggest Opry stars. Near the end of his life, Macon gave Akeman one of his prized banjos.

Another deep love from my youth, a love for both song and man.

I have posted this before, back in October 2017. Exactly the same if I recall…

Sosumi.

This is the only true rendition of the song, as well. On YouTube, anyway.

be well

 

Willow Osborne – SPBGMA 2013 Jamming

WillowOsborne
Published on Feb 6, 2013

Willow Osborne – SPBGMA 2013 Picking (with Isaac Moore, Danny Roberts, Lucas White, Monroeville and others) Nashville, Feb 2013. Video by John Matthews

A sure-fire gathering of talent featuring the future of bluegrass banjo, Willow Osborne picking away with a bunch of folks at what looks like a fine conference.

be well

 

Andy Griffith Show – 7 fantastic songs in a row

evenyten
Published on Apr 29, 2015

The Darlings Hillbilly Bluegrass, Boil Them Cabbage Down, There Is A Time, Dooley, Shady Grove, Picking In Jail & Whoa Mule

Oh, yeah, see, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

They can’t make this stuff now… so sad.

peace

be well

 

Best Bluegrass Clog Dancing Video Ever Made

David Hoffman
Published on Jul 14, 2009

To get this film visit https://www.createspace.com/204609.

Also. To see how and why I made this, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VFIl….

In this clip you will see one of the best old timey scenes ever filmed. It is part of my two hour program, Making Documentaries, which has been helpful to thousands of budding videographers, filmmakers, moviemakers, storytellers.

I was a very young filmmaker when I made it and learned a lot about editing in this process. I tell all in my program which can be found at my website, www.theHoffmancollection.com

I think it’s pretty spiffy. He captures the feel of it pretty well for us cultural outsiders. Wish there were more dancin’ feet shots, though, but I’m weird like that. To see how they were doing it. Looks kinda fun. I know in real life I’d surely die with my neuropathy, Ha!, but who knows, eh.

peace

 

war

157 years ago today, April 12th, 1861, the bombardment of Fort Sumter commenced.

The War Between the States had officially begun.

via scconfederate

peace

 

I Aint Broke But I’m Badly Bent

accountabilityUSA
Published on Nov 17, 2009

Old and in the Way, That High Lonesome Sound — visit http://www.epochtrilogy.com — visit http://matters-of-the-day.blogspot.com

Best damn bluegrass band ever.

peace

 

Grandpa Jones – The Banjo Am The Instrument For Me

OldTmye TunesFive
Published on Jul 19, 2014

Louis Marshall Jones (October 20, 1913 — February 19, 1998), known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and “old time” country and gospel music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Born in the farming community of Niagara in Henderson County, Kentucky, Jones spent his teenage years in Akron, Ohio, where he began singing country music tunes on a radio show on WJW. In 1931, Jones joined the Pine Ridge String Band, which provided the musical accompaniment for the very popular Lum and Abner show. By 1935 his pursuit of a musical career took him to WBZ (AM) radio in Boston, Massachusetts where he met musician/songwriter Bradley Kincaid, who gave him the nickname “Grandpa” because of his off-stage grumpiness at early-morning radio shows. Jones liked the name and decided to create a stage persona based around it. Performing as Grandpa Jones, he played the guitar, yodeled, and sang mostly old-time ballads. By 1937, Jones had made his way to West Virginia, where Cousin Emmy taught Jones the art of the clawhammer style of banjo playing, which gave a rough backwoods flavor to his performances. In 1942, Jones joined WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was there that he met fellow Kentuckian Merle Travis. In 1943, the pair made their recording debuts together for Syd Nathan’s upstart King Records. Jones was making records under his own name for King by 1944 and had his first hit with “It’s Raining Here This Morning”.

His recording career was briefly put on hold when he enlisted in the Army. Upon his discharge in 1946, he was back recording for King. In March 1946, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and started performing on the Grand Ole Opry. He also married Ramona Riggins on October 14, 1946. Ramona would not only remain his wife for the rest of his life, but, as an accomplished performer herself, would also be a part of his performances. Jones’ vaudevillian humor was a bridge to television entertainment. Some of his more famous songs include, “T For Texas”, “Are You From Dixie”, “Night Train To Memphis” and “Mountain Dew”. He also wrote the song “Eight More Miles To Louisville”.

In 1969, Jones became a charter cast member on the long-running television show Hee Haw, often responding to the show’s skits with his trademark phrase “Outrageous”. He also played banjo, either by himself or with fellow banjo player David “Stringbean” Akeman. Another musical segment featured in the early years of Hee Haw had Grandpa and “His lovely wife, Ramona” accompanying a song while ringing bells held in their hands and on Grandpa’s feet. A favorite skit had off-camera cast members asking “Hey Grandpa, what’s for supper?”, to which he would describe either a delicious, country-style meal (“Buttermilk biscuits smothered in chicken gravy, home-fried potatoes, collard greens and Grandmother’s fresh-baked blueberry pie à la mode!” and the cast would reply, “Yum, yum!”); or, occasionally, he would tell about something not so good, (“Because you were bad, thawed out TV dinners!” at which the cast would scoff, “Yuck!”); on one occasion, he said “I ain’t got nothing”, he was booed. A running gag was that the window he pretended to polish had no glass, and Jones would slip his fingers through the empty frame. He also joined cast mates Buck Owens, Roy Clark and Kenny Price in a gospel segment at the end of some shows.

Grandpa Jones!

Hee Haw!

Need I say more?

peace

 

 

Buck Owens – Rocky Top

OldTmye TunesFive
Published on Jul 11, 2014

Posting Country Music Videos downloaded from alt.binaries.mpeg.videos.country

Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. (August 12, 1929 — March 25, 2006), better known as Buck Owens, was an American singer and guitarist who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band, the Buckaroos. They pioneered what came to be called the Bakersfield sound—a reference to Bakersfield, California, the city Owens called home and from which he drew inspiration for what he preferred to call American music. While Owens originally used fiddle and retained pedal steel guitar into the 1970s, his sound on records and onstage was always more stripped-down and elemental, incorporating elements of rock and roll. His signature style was based on simple storylines, infectious choruses, a twangy electric guitar, an insistent rhythm supplied by a drum track placed forward in the mix, and high two-part harmonies featuring Owens and his guitarist Don Rich. Beginning in 1969, Owens co-hosted the TV series Hee Haw with Roy Clark. He left the cast in 1986. In 1974, the accidental death of Rich, his best friend, devastated him for years and abruptly halted his career until he performed with Dwight Yoakam in 1988. Owens died on March 25, 2006 shortly after performing at his Crystal Palace restaurant, club and museum in Bakersfield.

Buck Owens!

That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

What happened to BUCK OWENS?

Alpha 11
Published on Oct 11, 2017

Buck Owens was one of country music’s biggest stars. As a pioneer of the Bakersfield sound he defied the genre and revitalized country music.

Website http://www.buckowens.com/
Fan Site http://buckowensfan.webs.com/
Official YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/official…

An excellent little documentary… watch it if you dig Buck… I leaned a ton of stuff.

peace

 

 

WillowOsborne
Published on Nov 5, 2012

WOW! This lady is GOOD!

And lovely!

Like, to die for!

So pleased she’s so young and loves bluegrass… oh Lordy Lord…

YeeeHaw!

The most amazing thing to me is there were 428 dislikes on YouTube.

I ask you, “What in the name of God is WRONG with those people?” Seriously. WTactualF?

Well, F them and enjoy this new Hero!

peace

 

DUELING BANJOS ~ Guitar & Banjo Song ~ Deliverance

Z1DO4U
Published on Mar 30, 2014

The Dueling Banjos scene from the 1972 American thriller film “Deliverance” by John Boorman.

delicious. truly.

please note the Hollywood trickery, though… from that wiki place

Use in Deliverance

In Deliverance, a scene depicts Billy Redden playing it opposite Ronny Cox, who joins him on guitar. Redden plays “Lonnie,” a mentally challenged and inbred, but extremely gifted, banjo player. Redden could not actually play the banjo and the director thought his hand movements looked unconvincing. A local musician, Mike Addis, was brought in to depict the movement of the boy’s left hand. Addis hid behind Redden, with his left arm in Redden’s shirt sleeve. Careful camera angles kept Addis out of frame and completed the illusion, though anyone familiar with bluegrass banjo playing can see that the left-hand movements do not match up with the music produced, and that the banjo being used (an open-back instrument) could never produce the music one hears (clearly from a resonator banjo). The music itself was dubbed in from the recording made by Weissberg and Mandell and was not played by the actors themselves.[4] Two young musicians, Ron Brentano and Mike Russo, had originally been signed to play their adaptation for the film, but instead it was performed by Weissberg and Mandell.[5]

“Dueling Banjos” was arranged and performed for the film by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell, and was included on its soundtrack.[6] When Arthur “Boogie” Smith was not acknowledged as the composer by the filmmakers, he sued and eventually won, receiving songwriting credit as well as royalties.[7]

still yummy but I am very glad that the composer got paid!

peace

 

Stringbean – Cripple Creek (Grand Ole Opry)

OldTmye TunesFive
Published on Apr 7, 2015

Posting Country Music Videos downloaded from alt.binaries.mpeg.videos.country

FYI:

John A. Brown, String Bean’s murderer, has been up for parole 4 times over the last 12 years & denied each time. Brown has spent 37 of his 60 years in prison & will not get another chance for parole until 2017. When Brown is tearfully pleading for freedom, I wonder if he remembers String’s wife Estelle begging him to spare her life & how he answered her pleas by putting a bullet in her head. Since he should have been executed anyway, he should never be granted his parole.

David Akeman (June 17, 1916 – November 10, 1973), better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), was an American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Akeman and his wife were murdered by burglars at their rural Tennessee home in 1973. Born in Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky, Akeman came from a musical family. He was taught to play the banjo by his father, James Roy Akemon. He got his first real banjo when he was 12 years old in exchange for a pair of prize bantam chickens. Akeman began playing at local dances and gained a reputation as a musician, but the income was not enough to live on. He joined the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, building roads and planting trees.

Eventually, he entered a talent contest judged by singer-guitarist-musical saw player Asa Martin. He won and was invited to join Martin’s band. During an early appearance, Martin forgot Akeman’s name and introduced him as “String Bean” because of his tall, thin build. Akeman used the nickname the rest of his life.

Akeman originally was only a musician, but when another performer failed to show up one night, he was used as a singer and comic. From then on, Akeman did both comedy and music. He appeared on WLAP-AM in Lexington, Kentucky, and played with a several groups in the late 1930s.

Akeman also played semi-professional baseball. It was as a ballplayer that he met bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, who fielded with another semi-pro team. From 1943 to 1945, Akeman played banjo for Monroe’s band, performing on recordings such as “Goodbye Old Pal”. He also teamed with Willie Egbert Westbrook as String Beans and Cousin Wilbur, a comedy duo who appeared on the same bill as Monroe’s band. When he left Monroe, he was replaced by Earl Scruggs, a banjoist with a very different style.

In 1945, Akeman married Estelle Stanfill. The same year, he formed a comedy duet with Willie Egbert Westbrook, and they were invited to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. The following year, Akeman began working with Grandpa Jones, a fellow old-time banjo player and comedian. Jones and Akeman worked together at the Opry and years later on the Hee Haw television series. They also became neighbors near Ridgetop, Tennessee. Akeman became a protégé of Uncle Dave Macon, one of the biggest Opry stars. Near the end of his life, Macon gave Akeman one of his prized banjos.

They oughta wall up that sumnummabeechin’ murderer like the royals used to do. John Brown, huh… another John Brown started a whole raft of sh!t back in the day down Maryland way. Beware John Browns. This one destroyed an American treasure. Bastard.

Anyway… I was so happy to find this and I was even happier that it was by Stringbean. This is a favorite from my formative years and I sing it to this day. I sing it with the lyrics he uses here, because that is the way it was sung on HeeHaw, which in my youth was a staple. All the other ones I’ve ever found have the lyrics as they were written, which to my ear, is “wrong,” even though it might be “right.” This is the way it should be. Actually there is a tube of it from HeeHaw where they do sing the almost the original lyrics, but that was whatcha call an anomaly.

Sorry for the sparse postings, things are a bit nuts around here.

Oh Stringbean there will never be another like you, Sir.

peace

 

Old & In the Way – 11/04/1973

arghdos
Published on May 7, 2013

OLD AND IN THE WAY

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY GYM, ROHNERT PARK,CA.
NOVEMBER 4, 1973

Jerry Garcia – banjo, vocals
David Grisman – mandolin, vocals
Peter Rowan – vocals, guitar
Vassar Clements – fiddle
John Kahn – bass

01 GOIN’ TO THE RACES ( FADES IN ) 00:00

02 CATFISH JOHN 02:27

03 EATING OUT OF YOUR HAND 06:18

04 LONESOME FIDDLE BLUES 09:17

05 LAND OF THE NAVAJO 12:57

06 JERRY’S BREAKDOWN 20:40

07 PANAMA RED 25:21

08 PIG IN A PEN 28:19

09 FANNY HILL 31:19

10 HOBO SONG 35:10

11 WILD HORSES 40:26

12 WHITE DOVE 45:11

13 LONESOME L.A. COWBOY 50:08

14 DRIFTIN’ TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE 55:35

15 WICKED PATH OF SIN 01:00:28

16 KNOCKIN’ ON YOUR DOOR 01:02:47

17 UNCLE PEN 01:05:58

18 HIGH LONESOME SOUND 01:08:34

01 JUST A TRAMP ON THE STREET * 01:13:37

02 ALL AROUND THE WATERTANK * 01:20:39

03 MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT 01:24:36

04 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL 01:30:08

* W/ RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT

The thrill coursing through me knows no bounds.

peace

 

Old & In The Way – Old & In The Way (Album, Released February, 1975 Recorded -October, 1973)

JerrysKids
Published on Sep 7, 2013

“Pig in a Pen” (Traditional) — 0:00
“Midnight Moonlight” (Peter Rowan) — 2:51
“Old and in the Way” (David Grisman) — 9:03
“Knockin’ on Your Door” (trad.) — 12:08
“The Hobo Song” (Jack Bonus) — 15:46
“Panama Red” (Rowan) — 20:58
“Wild Horses” (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) — 23:51
“Kissimmee Kid” (Vassar Clements) — 28:11
“Land of the Navajo” (Rowan) — 31:42

White Dove

Credits
Old and in the Way
Vassar Clements — fiddle
Jerry Garcia — banjo, vocals
David Grisman — mandolin, vocals
John Kahn — acoustic bass
Peter Rowan — guitar, vocals

Production
Recording engineers — Owsley Stanley, Vickie Babcock
Producer, mixing — David Grisman
Editing — David Grisman, Owsley Stanley
Sleeve illustration — Greg Irons
Sleeve layout — Raymond Simone

All lyrics and music are the intellectual property of those listed. If you enjoy the music, please honor the rights of the owners to receive compensation for their gifts and effort – purchase their work.

This, dear readers, is my favorite album.

It has it all… bluegrass legends, Dead legends, a perfect track selection… and it was recorded on a stereo Nagra by Owsley Stanley and Ms Babcock.

What more could one possibly ask for?

The only thing I could think of is a second disc, but I have been utterly loving this for forty two years straight.

Perfection!

 

peace

 

Sneak Peek: “Tennessee Jed” from Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989. Catch the whole show in theaters May 11. http://bit.ly/1UIQY8R

Sweet.

Ever so sweet.

These folks were the integrators, they managed to mesh my loves of blues, bluegrass, country and rock into something wonderful and unique.

N joi

Peace

 

Mark O’Connor and Chet Atkins – “Pickin’ in the Wind”

Mr O’Connor is quite simply remarkable!

And Chet… well… Chet is legend personified.

I saw and heard him play two songs at once once.

Jaw dropped.

Peace