This month: From 1908, enjoy the super-fantastique banjo solo Dixie Medley played by Fred Van Epps.
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Performed by||Fred Van Epps|
|Announcement||"Banjo solo, Dixie Medley, played by Fred Van Epps. Edison record."|
A great banjo solo with vibrant tuba accompaniment.
Fred Van Epps (also spelled Eps) was, in a sense, a second-generation recording banjoist in that he acquired some of his skills through study of Vess L. Ossman's early recordings.
To hear an excerpt
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This particular recording is apparently a re-make of the original 1903 release.
If anyone knows the Dixie-related name to the 4th tune in the medley, please let
me know so
that we can complete the following table:
Interested in hearing a few other wax cylinder recordings featuring the banjo?
|09/2001||In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree (Medley)||Banjo solo||G. W. Kennedy||1906|
|04/2007||Make a Fuss Over Me||Banjo trio||Ossman Banjo Trio||1905|
|01/2016||The Mosquito Parade||Banjo duet||Vess L. Ossman & Bill Farmer||1901|
|08/2003||Saving Them All for Mary||Topical song with banjo||Al Reeves||1891-1893|
|07/1997||Stars and Stripes Forever March||Banjo solo||Ruby Brooks||1902|
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