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Masters of the Banjo

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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

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