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With My Banjo On My Knee, book w/cd
With My Banjo On My Knee
Complete with historical notes, original lyrics, musical notation & tablature - plus a 28-track CD featuring authentic bone rattlin' by Edwin J. Sims.

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Includes 28-track CD featuring authentic bone rattlin' by banjoist and minstrel scholar Edwin J. Sims.

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With My Banjo On My Knee Banjo The Minstrel Songs of Stephen Foster
Arranged for minstrel banjo by Daniel Partner. Historical notes by Edwin J. Sims

This historically important collection of tunes represents some of the first and most popular songs ever written for banjo.

The True Roots of American Music
In this book are sixteen Steven Foster songs written for the raucous blackface minstrel stage during the pre-Civil War era. They are arranged for the minstrel banjo, the instrument of choice for America's first pop musicians.

More than a Collection of Stephen Foster Tunes
You will discover the meaning of the songs, their place in history and the significance of the musicians who first performed them. You will also see intriguing details about the tunes and Foster himself, America's first professional songwriter.

Authoritative Resource for Banjoists, Vocalists, Living History Interpreters and Educators
Banjo players will learn
authentic playing techniques. Vocalists will learn original lyrics and dialect of the blackface minstrels. History professionals will gain insights that enrich your presentations or academic curriculum with authoritative notes, sources and recordings.

So if you are looking to play popular antebellum minstrel style banjo tunes from the 1840s through the early 1860s - those hot tunes that became all the rage before and during the Civil War, then this book is for you.

Contains 15 tunes with musical notation, tablature and complete lyrics.

Stephen Foster and the Banjo
The American Songwriter
Dreaming of Minstrels
The Story And Spirit of the Antebellum Banjo
I Like Dat Good Old Song
A song Like No Other
The Second-Prize Winner
Two Cents A Copy
The Celebratory Slave
A Dulcem Melody
The Enrichment of Doo-dah
The sold-Away Slave
Death Up North
The Master Storyteller
The Beginning Of Melancholy
A Catching, Melodic Itch
An Enduring Stereotype
The Intolerable Burden
The Yearning Of A Freedman
The Last Minstrel Song
Complete Lyrics
Works Cited

Look what's on the CD (28 tracks):

1. Oh! Susanna
2. Oh! Susanna - w/Bones
3. Away Down Souf
4. Away Down Souf - w/Bones
5. My Brodder Gum

My Brodder Gum
- w/Bones
7. Oh! Lemuel!
8. Oh! Lemuel!
- w/Bones
9. Nelly Bly
10. Nelly Bly - w/Bones
11. Gwine To Run All Night or De Camptown Races
12. Gwine To Run All Night or De Camptown Races - w/Bones
13. Angelina Baker
14. Angelina Baker - w/Bones
15. Way Down In Ca-i-ro
16. Way Down In Ca-i-ro - w/Bones
17. Ring, Ring De Banjo!
18. Ring, Ring De Banjo! - w/Bones
19. Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long
20. Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long - w/Bones
21. Old Folks At Home
22. Massa's In De Cold Ground
23. My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!
24. The Glendy Burk
25. The Glendy Burk - w/Bones
26. Don't Bet Your Money On De Shanghai
27. Don't Bet Your Money On De Shanghai - w/Bones
28. Dolcy Jones

Daniel Partner, Banjo
Edwin J. Sims,

  • Large Format: Big 9" by 12" pages make musical notation and tablature easy to see.
  • Includes Performance Notes and Transcriptions: Makes banjo technique easier to learn.
  • Features 15 Authentic Antebellum Tunes: Includes bonus track.
  • Illustrated: Vintage photographs throughout.

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