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Bones Fest XXI
Aug 24 to 27, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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Play 'Dat' Banjar
Twenty-two minstrel tunes performed by Martin Liebschner, Jr. using four uniquely original 19th century banjos.
22 Eminently bone-able tunes
Running Time: 34:07
All instrumental (banjo and guitar only, no bones)
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Play 'Dat' Banjar
Martin "Banjo Man" Liebschner, Jr.
You can't help but rattle along with this collection of 22 eminently bone-able tunes from the 18th and 19th century.
Vintage Tunes Played on Vintage Instruments
This CD represents music from the 18th and 19th century using four uniquely original 19th century banjos. "I don't use any modern recording method," says Marty.
Sticklers for detail can tell you that although
was a pop hit in the 20th century (1907) by Kerry Mills, he adapted the tune from
The Happy Farmer,
The Merry Peasant,
originally written by Robert Schumann in 1848. (Mills also wrote
Meet Me In Saint Louis, Louis
which was a pop tune in 1904 and a hit with the release of its movie namesake in 1944.
You Won't Find this Rare CD at the Local Music Store
These hard-to-find CDs are the same ones sold by the National Park Service, state agencies and private historical preservation organizations at historic sites around the country.
The tunes are performed by Martin Liebschner, Jr. Marty is known as "Banjoman" in the reenacting community and works as a professional musician who specializes in 19th century instruments. He holds an academic degree in Early American History and has dedicated himself to living history, preservation and education.
Marty appears in TV and documentaries as a performer and music consultant in well over a dozen historical film productions. His historical film production credits include
Spotsylvania Court House.
Excellent Play-Along CD
Shooting Star Mexican Kingwood demo video. Musical segment features
Play Dat Banjar
If you want to rattle along with vintage American banjo tunes played on authentic instruments by a musician steeped in the 19th century traditional style, then this CD is for you.
Contains 22 tunes.
Look what's on the CD:
John Brown's March
Marching through Georgia
Coon Hunt Walk Around
Martin Liebschner, Jr.,
four uniquely original 19th century banjos
Minstrel Show FAQs...
Recording Type: Audio CD
Tracks: 22. All instrumental (banjo and guitar only, no bones)
Running Time: 34:07
Label: Mud-Hut Studios (Sharon, PA)
Weight: 3.1 oz
Convenient Audio CD. Listen to audio disc on CD player or your computer.
Historically Accurate Instruments: Four uniquely original 19th century banjos.
22 Play-along Tunes: Fun to play along on bones.
Plastic Jewel Case: Protects your CD.
Accessories or Related Products:
Songs From the Parlor: 19th Century Banjo Melodies
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