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Thursday, 10 September 2009
Ring, Ring De Banjo - Banjo Showpieces
01.Blaze Away - Raymonde and his Band of Banjoes 02.Minstral Medley - Raymonde and his Band of Banjoes 03.The Mosquito's Parade - Vess L. Ossman 04.Persiflage - Fred Van Eps 05.Queen Of The Burlesque - Olly Oakly 06.Heebie Jeebies - Harry Reser 07.Crackerjax - Harry Reser 08.Get Goin' - Peter Mandell 09.Keyboard Kapers - Mario De Pietro 10.Frivilous Joe - Mario De Pietro 11.Tune Tonic - Emile Grimshaw and his banjo Quartet 12.Swanny Sing Song - Emile Grimshaw and his banjo Quartet 13.Lollipops - Mike Ortuso 14.Teasin' The Frets - Mike Ortuso 15.The Blackthorns - George Morris 16.Take Your Pick - Joe Brannelly 17.Eccentric - Joe Brannelly 18.A Rag-Time Episode - Ernestine Jones 19.Rhapsody In Blue - Eddie Peabody 20.St. Louis Blues - Eddie Peabody 21.On A Southern Plantation - Ken Harvey 22.Melodies Of Yesterday - Ken Harvey 23.Vodka - Cardiff Banjo, Mandoline and Guitar Band 24.March Medley - Tarrant Bailey Junior 25.Snakes And Ladders - Tarrant Bailey junior 26.That Banjo Rag - The Banjo Kings
There's maybe a few too many minstrel-esque medly performances on this album, but that aside, what you are left with is some unbelievably strange and downright excting banjo wrangling. Eddie Peabody's take on 'St. Louis Blues' is quite the showstopper and how one guy can play 'rhapsody In Blue' on his banjo lonesome is anybodys guess! Harry Reser and Fred Van Eps jog in with some million fingered fret noodling, and from the Banjo Kings come what must be the finest four string ragging ever put to disc with 'That Banjo Rag'.