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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour, Episode 3: Old-Time Banjo Styles

Dock Boggs
Yesterday on the Bang & Jangle Radio Hour I featured Old-Time Banjo Styles. I played some of the greats of the genre, and here they are again in case you missed it:

Roscoe Holcomb – Hills of Mexico
Hobart Smith – Banging Breakdown
Hobart Smith – John Greer’s Two-Step
Dock Boggs – New Prisoner’s Song
Dink Roberts – Coo Coo
Buell Kazee – Yellow Pups (Fox Chase)
Tommy Jarrell – As Time Draws Near
Chubby Parker – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie

I worried I might be casting too wide a net featuring experimental instruments one week and old-time banjo the next, but hey, I like ‘em both, and I can’t be the only one. Next week we’ll focus on Narrative Songs, if I can dig up the right material in time for the show.

The Bang & Jangle Radio Hour airs Tuesdays 9:00-9:30 on Trent Radio, 92.7 in Peterborough, online at

Season 1, Episode 3

1 comment:

  1. I missed the show last week because I was out. Is there any way to hear it? I'm looking forward to this evening's edition.

    YDM in the Burg