A lovely little early fingerstyle composition for the banjo by Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 New and Complete Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master.
With all due respect to Steve Martin, you can play a sad song on the banjo. [more inside]
Another Frank Converse tune on fretless banjo - this one from 1865. [more inside]
Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
Not the old-time tune you may be thinking of. Fretless banjo with a percussion loop. (As it happens, Garageband's Jazz drum kit instrument has a rattle that sounds a lot like a jawbone.) [more inside]
A short but stately exercise from Frank Converse's 1872 The Banjo and How to Play It.