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Ephriam's Lament

An instrumental arrangement of a minstrel era standard, from Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855. Fretless banjo, tambourine, frame drum and bones. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 30, 2015 - 1 comment

Hi! Ho! The Charleston Gals

Usually heard as 'Charleston Gals' in old-time circles these days, this was originally a minstrel-era song. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 13, 2015 - 2 comments

New York March

One more 1865 banjo tune for the city songs challenge trifecta! This is another Frank B. Converse composition. Fretless banjo and tambourine, a bit of reverb for extra stateliness.
posted by usonian on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 comments

Lynchburg Town

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]
posted by usonian on Apr 19, 2014 - 1 comment

Old Joe

A popular 19th century minstrel tune with fretless banjo, tambourine and vocals. (Different from the old-time tune by the same name, and not related to Old Joe Clark either.) Lyrics as recorded are not offensive.* [more inside]
posted by usonian on Apr 16, 2014 - 0 comments

Power of Music

More fretless minstrel banjo, with tambourine and marginally played bones. This one is from Phil Rice's 1858 Method for Banjo With or Without A Master.
posted by usonian on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 comments

it's the same idea

Wrote and recorded this a couple of years ago. This is where I left it, a couple of notches or more away from perfect... but it's got some good things about it, including a really messed up (in a good way) guitar solo. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jan 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Buckley's, or Green Corn Jig

A quick multitrack with fretless tackhead banjo, tambourine and bones. From James Buckley's "Buckley's New Banjo Method", 1860. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 11, 2013 - 3 comments

Walk Into De Funeral Parlor Jig

Minor variation on an old minstrel tune. Fretless tackhead banjo, marginally played tambourine and bones. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 comments

Black Diamond Girls

My version of a pop song [more inside]
posted by pedmands on May 3, 2012 - 1 comment

Man in a Red Hat

This song, the start of a new series called Songs of the Mundane, was written and recorded specifically for this video.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 11, 2011 - 9 comments

Alabama Joe

Stroke style arrangement of an old minstrel tune, taken from "Briggs' Banjo Instructor" book of 1855. Tackhead banjo and tambourine.
posted by usonian on Sep 10, 2011 - 4 comments

a strange and mysterious adventure

This instrumental track was originally named "Em wrong" because it came out of absentmindedly playing my guitar while watching tv and accidentally strumming an E minor chord incorrectly on the 3rd fret. The resulting song has an uneasy, mysterious vibe. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Aug 10, 2011 - 1 comment

The Power of Alcohol

Sailor Martin sings about what he knows. Ukulele, toy accordion, tambourine, wooden fish that makes "clopping" noises, and, at one point, a duet between a tin whistle and a plastic ocarina. The 15th and final entry in the RPM challenge. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 28, 2009 - 2 comments

You're So Boring Here

A Sailor Martin song about discovering your lover is not who you expect her to be. Tambourine and ukulele. Entry 10 in the RPM challenge. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 23, 2009 - 1 comment

One Million Frogtown Whores

The fourth Sailor Martin song for the RPM Challenge. An out-of-tune concertina, a ukulele, a tambourine, and a sailor's fantasy. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 15, 2009 - 2 comments

Model World

Another demo I put together over the weekend. It's about that place we all go to escape the grind (no, not MetaFilter). [more inside]
posted by self on Jan 27, 2009 - 3 comments

Hot Rod Fever

The first complete song from a new collaboration of mine. The group is called Gentleman Robot and I've been working with one Rachel Rhodes, a transplanted Texan in France whose vocals ROCK. We decided to make something classic-rocky (across teh intarwebs, no less), and here it is.
posted by grubi on Jul 17, 2007 - 2 comments

Threshold (demo 5) by the Geese

I've been working on this song for 18 months -- sort of. I have had the whole thing essentially finished that whole time... except for the verse tune. Tonight, I finally got it. Power pop complete with organ solo!
posted by grubi on Apr 13, 2007 - 1 comment

Nothing Left to Apologize For (demo) by the Geese

This is a little something I did (obviously unfinished) that I'd liek to get some reaction for. Any thoughts? It's a pretty straightforward power pop/rock song, complete with ahhs, claps, shakers, and tambourines. Rawk.
posted by grubi on Apr 11, 2007 - 9 comments

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