Dueling Banjos (Bluegrass Style)

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13 Responses to Dueling Banjos (Bluegrass Style)

  1. Pat Lang says:

    Blue Grass. One of our people’s great contributions to music along with Jazz, and the Blues.

  2. Eric Newhill says:

    Good stuff. Fun!

    The sound quality is great too. It’s really challenging to capture a full acoustic guitar sound on recording and have it be like the live instrument. Banjos I don’t know about, but I imagine just as hard to do.

    Popular music all over the world has sought to emulate American roots music since at least the early 1960s.

    • scott s. says:

      Korea has a genre of popular music known as “trot” (트로트) which in some sense takes its form from traditional or “roots” music of the Korean people. With the development of a recorded music industry in the 1930s, a popular music form was created within the general framework of Japanese empire popular music. This music was influenced by American and European popular music styles of the time, such as “foxtrot” from which is derived the Korean name “trot”. After liberation, this popular music began an evolution that tended to more “nationalize” it which increasingly became identified as a genre of trot. This was not without controversy, though, as its history being entwined with the colonial period led to arguments that trot was “too Japanese” or derivative of a similar Japanese popular music form, enka.

      In response trot seems to have moved to more traditional and rural themed music. This has kept trot as a distinct genre from what now is known as k-pop, which might be considered a more urban style. Trot hasn’t remained locked into the past, just like bluegrass isn’t just a Bill Monroe style any more.

  3. Hal Rounds says:

    Always brings a smile to my heart

  4. mcohen says:

    the horse was into it.absolutely.stamped his leg along with it just at the same time.
    then he watched nearer to the end.bluegrass horse tales.

    thanks for post

  5. Valissa says:

    The kids are alright… the young banjo player is amazing

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