Bruce Molsky, Mike Seeger, Brad Leftwich, Cathy Fink and 19 More | Banjo Gathering - 100% Pure Old Time Banjo

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Banjo Gathering - 100% Pure Old Time Banjo

by Bruce Molsky, Mike Seeger, Brad Leftwich, Cathy Fink and 19 More

Banjo Gathering is a collection of 50 unaccompanied old time banjo tunes recorded by 23 of the best old time players on the scene. Bluegrass Unlimited calls it "a momentous undertaking and a must addition to any serious collection of old-time music."
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1. Cumberland Gap (Pete Sutherland)
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2. Sail Away Ladies (Dan Gellert)
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3. Hammons Piece (Scott Ainslie)
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4. Old Man Can Your Dog Catch a Rabbitt? (John Herrmann)
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3:52 album only
5. Billy Wilson (Cathy Fink)
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3:07 album only
6. Liza Jane (Bob Thornburg)
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2:32 album only
7. Rolling Mills (Bruce Molsky)
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3:57 album only
8. Sally Gooden (Mike Seeger)
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1:54 album only
9. Fish and Line (Alice Gerrard)
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10. Brushy Fork (Paul Brown)
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11. Reuben (Rafe Stefanini)
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12. Jack Wilson (David Winston)
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13. Bony Crossing the Alps (Steve Baughman)
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14. John Henry (Terry McMurray)
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15. Shortening Bread (Brad Leftwich)
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16. King's March (Tom Sauber)
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17. Arkansas Traveller (Gordy Hinners)
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18. Last Chance (Joe Newberry)
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19. Shady Grove (John McCutcheon)
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20. Twin Sisters (John Cohen)
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21. Mrs. McLeod's (Phil Jamison)
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22. Will There Be Any Stars in my Crown? (Gail Gillespie)
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23. Hello Coon (Brett Riggs)
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24. A Fiddle or a Dram (Bruce Molsky)
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25. Gray Eagle (Dan Gellert) END OF CD # 1
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26. CD # 2 STARTS HERE: Hook and Line (Brad Leftwich)
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27. Tempe (Gorde Hinners)
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28. Chilly Winds (John Herrmann)
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29. Indian Squaw (David Winston)
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30. Mole in the Ground (John McCutcheon)
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31. Walking in the Parlor (Scott Ainslie)
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32. Hand on the Plough (Bob Thornburg)
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33. Piney Ridge (Tom Sauber)
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34. Little Doctor who Fell in the Well (Gail Gillespie)
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35. Norm's Tune (Bruce Molsky)
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36. Protect the Innocent (Steve Baughman)
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37. Sally Ann (Brett Riggs)
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38. French Waltz (Mike Seeger)
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39. New River Train (Cathy Fink)
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40. Sally Gooden (Dan Gellert)
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41. Mississippi Sawyer (Phil Jamison)
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42. Jenny Get Around (Pete Sutherland)
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43. The Boatman (Rafe Stefanini)
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44. Lost Gander (Joe Newberry)
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45. Sugar Babe (Scott Ainslie)
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46. Sail Away Ladies (Terri McMurray)
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47. Sally Brown (Paul Brown) (no relation, hee hee :-)
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48. Lonesome John on Clinch Mountain (Alice Gerrard)
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49. Last Chance (John Cohen)
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50. Sandy Boys (Bob Thornburg)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
HERE'S THE LATEST FROM BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED ABOUT OUR PROJECT. VARIOUS ARTISTS — BANJO GATHERING — [December 2007 Issue]
No Label, No Number

Banjo Gathering is exactly what it claims to be: "100% pure old-time banjo, unobscured, unaccompanied & unadulterated." This two-disc set contains a whopping fifty selections played by an assortment of old-time banjo pickers including Mike Seeger, John Cohen, Cathy Fink, Bruce Molsky, and many others. It would be impossibile to mention all the noteworthy performances featured herein. However, they include plenty of both well-known and less familiar pieces like "Arkansas Traveler," "Miss McLeod's Reel," "Fish On A Hook," "Mole In The Ground," "French Waltz," and many others. "Banjo Gathering" is a momentous undertaking and a must addition to any serious collection of old-time music. (Steve Baughman, 111 Pine St., Ste. 1350, San Francisco, CA 94111,


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Brad Smith

Love it
Steve did a really great job putting this together, thanks!

Anthony

Everybody should own this album
These musicians do for the banjo what Chopin did for the pianoforte, what Stan Kenton did for the mellophonium, what Jimi Hendrix did for the electric guitar and what Michala Petri does for the humble recorder - raise its profile way above the strumming trad bands, way above the high-speed scruggs picking and way above any jokes about its right to be viewed as a serious quality musical instrument.
Long may these master musicians keep this sound alive and continue make the world a better sounding place.

Gaetano Bevilacqua

an excellent compilation of tunes capturing the music of the pickers
For guitarists who would like to know about the tunings of the banjo and the repertoire that exists in this field of instrumental music,this collection is essential.The first CD is truly outstanding.I like the tunes like Cumberland Gap,Shortening Bread,as well as, the other more traditional tunes in the double CD package.The second CD contains a second tune, by the same performers, appearing on the first CD.These tunes expose the vast and different techniques of the banjo,including frailin the banjo! I will include the recording of two or three of these gem tunes on my website `On American day,A tribute`.It should be fun to work these compositions out in different tunings on the guitar.You will love the creativity and the inspiration from the Banjo Gathering.

Tanino,

singer/songriter/instrumentalist

Downunder.

Rich Parker

All the tracks are top notch...
but that thumper of a banjo on "Bony Crossing the Alps" is worth the price of admission!

Libby McLaren

Banjo Gathering
This is the album of the year for me. The choice of players, the selections they chose to play, the outstanding production work of Steve Baughman and Derek Bianchi pull the whole album together in the finest banjo compilation ever created. I am so happy to listen to these tunes everyday. Thank you for making it happen! 10 stars to this double CD!

Gloria

Great CD
This is a great collection of old time banjo songs, it is impossible to choose a favorite song. What's not to like?

Yann, France.

Banjo Magnificat.
This double CD compilation is a masterpiece, essential to any traditional American music aficionado. Wonderful tunes and arrangements played in various styles and tunings by skillful and experienced instrumentalists on different types of banjos. These musical gems are of the highest interest to the connoisseur, though they might seem somewhat esoteric and repetitive to uninitiated ears. The CD leaflet provides detailed information on each participant (musical background, instruments...) and on each tune (source, style, banjo tuning...) To conclude this review, I would like to congratulate and thank all the persons who contributed to this very well-crafted compilation, BRAVO! ENCORE! Please Mr. Executive Producer, what about a second opus? Thanks to CD Baby for the great service.

Hans-Jürgen Schwitkowski

einzigartig, noteworthy
i think i am the First to write a review in german Language,because my English is to badly for write a Review.

Diese CD ist einzigartig, vor 60 Jahren gab es kaum noch Clawhammerbanjospieler, nun erfährt diese Spielweise eine neue Hochblüte, diese CD ist der Beweis daß die Tradition weiterlebt.

David Frenzel

A fine recording!
I found this recording to be more than "just a banjo CD". I have been playing it frequently, and even my kids (who don't like old-time) seem to enjoy it. At least there's not the usual complaints. I find it very musical and tasteful, and more diverse than I would have expected. A real pleasure. A must-own if you play banjo.

John

Must-have for clawhammer players
Absolutely wonderful. A treasure trove of exemplary playing in a variety of styles. Although most non-banjo players would get bored, after a few tunes, every budding clawhammer player should own this CD. If you don't get inspired to learn at least a dozen of these tunes, you might as well hang up your banjo.
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