REED MARTIN 'Old Time Banjo'

REED MARTIN 'Old Time Banjo'

  • $13.50


Reed Martin has been playing old-time banjo at least since the early or mid-1960s but has never before chosen to record. He has attained near legendary status as a master of old-time banjo styles and it is wonderful to have, at last, a disc to document his playing. And there certainly is a wealth of it here—a total of 37 great old tunes, many learned from old timers like Wade Ward, Kyle Creed, and Pete Steele; others were picked up from an early generation of song collectors like Peter Hoover. His playing is crisp & clean, marked by superb tone and perfect tempos, and tunings are supplied for each tune. Most of the pieces range in length from a minute and a half to slightly over two minutes, but they do not seem short or rushed; there are no vocals. This is a wonderful collection that we recommend highly!

Track Listing:

  • BARBARA'S TUNE
  • TWIN SISTERS
  • TATER PATCH
  • JOHNSON BOYS
  • ROSETREE
  • LAST PAYDAY AT COAL CREEK
  • CLUCK OLD HEN
  • CACKLIN' HEN
  • NEW RIVER TRAIN
  • LITTLE PINK
  • PRINCE WILLIAM
  • CHARLIE'S NEAT
  • FLOP EARED MULE
  • NANCY
  • LAST CHANCE
  • HALF SHAVED
  • DARLING NELLIE GRAY
  • SPEED THE PLOW
  • THE OLD STILLHOUSE
  • CHILLY WINDS/JUNE APPLE
  • BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM
  • MARCHING JAYBIRD
  • COAL CREEK MARCH
  • OLD MOLLY HARE
  • MY OLD HOME IN BALTIMORE
  • GOIN' AROUND THIS WORLD BABY MINE
  • DUCKS ON THE MILLPOND
  • DRUNKEN FIDDLER
  • SYLVESTER POOLE MARCH
  • LONE PRAIRIE
  • REDWING
  • CHINQUAPIN
  • JENNY LIND POLKA
  • SALLY IN THE GARDEN
  • FAREWELL MY BONNIE BLUE EYES