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Masters of the Banjo

Various Artists
Masters of the Banjo

Recorded in 1993 during a national tour, this collection features seven masters of the banjo. Although the banjo is thought to have evolved from the African banza, the banjo has developed into a uniquely American musical instrument. On this recording the players range from Ethiopian Seleshe Damessae playing a six-string krar to the legendary Appalachian banjo player and singer Ralph Stanley. Using a variety of traditional playing methods—clawhammer, and the two- and three-finger picking style—each player performs several selections.

Track Listing

101
The Eldest Of All (The Nile) Seleshe Damessae 3:37
102
A Family Quarrel On Sunday Seleshe Damessae 3:19
103
If You Come, Come (If You Go, Go) Seleshe Damessae 2:13
104
John Brown's Dream Kirk Sutphin 1:40
105
Let Me Fall Kirk Sutphin 2:26
106
Yellow Rose Of Texas Kirk Sutphin 1:58
107
Oh My Little Darling Kirk Sutphin 2:42
108
The Wild Fox Tony Ellis 1:55
109
Wind Chimes And Nursery Rhymes Tony Ellis 2:32
110
Cherry Blossom Waltz Tony Ellis 2:44
111
Hand In Hand Tony Ellis 4:14
112
Bird In The Tree Seamus Egan 2:32
113
Charleston / Mason's Apron Seamus Egan 6:08
114
Lark In The Morning Medley Seamus Egan 5:48
115
The Lover's Return Laurie Lewis and Dudley Connell 4:30
116
The Johnson Boys Carroll Best 1:59
117
Mcmitchen's Reel Carroll Best 2:07
118
Say Old Man, Can You Play The Fiddle? Carroll Best 1:35
119
Mississippi Sawyer Will Keys 2:22
120
Sweet Fern Will Keys 3:30
121
On My Mind Will Keys 3:05
122
Evergreen Will Keys 2:43
123
Nobody's Love Is Like Mine Ralph Stanley 2:11
124
I Just Think I'll Go Away Ralph Stanley 2:53
125
Children, Go Where I Send Thee Ralph Stanley 2:35
126
Frailing Medley Ralph Stanley 4:23

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