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Lox 23 Jan 01 - 10:05 AM
Gary T 23 Jan 01 - 10:13 AM
Sorcha 23 Jan 01 - 10:24 AM
Lox 23 Jan 01 - 10:27 AM
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Mrs.Duck 23 Jan 01 - 05:29 PM
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Mark Ross 04 Aug 08 - 10:45 PM
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Subject: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Lox
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 10:05 AM

I watched the movie "Deliverance" the other night, and the question came up; "what are its origins?".

I assured those involved, in the most definite terms, that I would be able to return to them in a couple of days with a full and comprehensive breakdown of its history.

It's up to you now folks, I know you won't let me down.

"Squeal piggies!" (heh heh)

lox


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Gary T
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 10:13 AM

Lox, I remember this being discussed before, and the info you want should be in some previous threads. Try typing "dueling banjos" in the "Digitrad and Forum Search" box at the top left.

I recall that there are two stories here--the history of the tune, and the history of its title. Apparently the title came from a caption used in a window display of banjos, and was applied to the tune when the movie was made. I found it pretty interesting, and I hope I'm remembering that correctly. The archived threads will expound and clarify.


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 10:24 AM

I think this is the thread Gary is thinking of......I always thought the tune itsself was just a fancy Yankee Doodle.......


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Lox
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 10:27 AM

Found it. Cheers folks.

Now I get to make out like I am an expert in the field and thus impress and amaze all and sundry for whom it is a matter of interest.

NYA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAA!

lox


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 10:41 AM

And if you want to hear the definitive version ask Geoff the Duck to bring his banjo and kazoo along to a PalTalk session ('nuf said....)

DtG


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 05:28 PM

Soon to appear on the mudcat calendar!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 05:29 PM

Soon to appear on the mudcat calendar!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 05:32 PM

oops!


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 08:48 PM

Wasn't it originally named "feuding banjos"?


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: Mark Ross
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 10:45 PM

FEUDING BANJO'S was recorded by Don Reno (on 5-string) and Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith( on tenor banjo), I think in the mid '50's. The tune was renamed DUELING BANJOS for the film, recorded by Eric Weissberg on banjo and Steve Mandell on guitar. The album release with that as the lead cut was actually NEW DIMENSIONS IN BLUEGRASS, which was originally released in the '60's with Weissberg and Marshall Brickman(who went on to write films for Woody Allen) on banjos, and I believe Clarence White played guitar.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: duelling/feuding banjos - the history
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 11:28 PM

It was known as Duelin(g) Banjo as early as the 1963 Dillards recording on their "Live!!! Almost!!!" LP. On that, it was also subtitled "Hootin' Banjo."


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