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Title: Oldest surviving banjo recording
Post by: eric on July 16, 2018, 10:02:30 AM
This is pretty cool.  Astounding that this survived 120+ years and turned up.  I've been offline quite a bit so sorry if this is a repost.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/the-oldest-surviving-banjo-recording/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.900f495a7f3d (https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/the-oldest-surviving-banjo-recording/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.900f495a7f3d)


Title: Re: Oldest surviving banjo recording
Post by: Mike Billo on July 17, 2018, 06:46:12 AM
Would have loved to hear more than 15 seconds his actual banjo playing, instead of these guys talking about him and discussing race with his great-grand daughter
Title: Re: Oldest surviving banjo recording
Post by: Lastfirstface on July 17, 2018, 09:56:21 AM
https://youtu.be/sqc4jI2I52I
Title: Re: Oldest surviving banjo recording
Post by: Mike Billo on July 18, 2018, 07:29:39 AM

 Thank you, Lastfirstface. That's more like it
Title: Re: Oldest surviving banjo recording
Post by: bnemerov on July 18, 2018, 08:18:23 AM
Echoing Mike B, LastFF. Thanks for the track.
Uncle Dave ( a generation younger) certainly echoed Asbury.
Perhaps (??) Asbury, a pro, stayed at Dave's father's theatrical hotel in Nashville.
best,
bruce
Title: Re: Oldest surviving banjo recording
Post by: oddenda on August 19, 2018, 07:32:19 PM
Bruce -

          Unlikely in those days, if Asbury was black! That's some fine banjo playing.

Peter B.
Title: Re: Oldest surviving banjo recording
Post by: Lignite on August 20, 2018, 11:59:21 AM
I think that the notes included with this fine collection finally concluded according to his death certificate that he was white!
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