Jim Along Jocie (Hammons) gourd banjo, fiddle
Lisa on gourd banjo, Brian on fiddle.I learned this banjo tune from listening to a recording of Burl Hammons of West Virginia (1908-1993). This version bears almost no resemblance to the more familiar versions of "Jim Along Josie". I like it because it is spare but has a lot going on under the surface.I'm playing in F, 'sawmill tuning', on my pig-head gourd banjo. Brian plays fiddle tuned down.The tune starts out a bit rough, but warms up nicely by the hearth. Sorry about the dark fireside lighting. A little home made music, right before Christmas 2011.Now with Ultra-wide Low Drive!
Hi Sue, glad you liked it!
I primarily use thumb and index finger, but sometimes the middle finger gets used on the middle string or in brushes.
i see your claw hammer..is that thumb and middle finger?
this is great!
Great to hear you & Brian playing the tune Lisa! Brian has such good tone w/fiddle...f'sure..... He oughta be famous... & rich... : ).... & your banjo playing is just clear as a bell. I don't have the BH recording...did he play Jim Along at this tempo?
This is lovely
Love it! Great Christmas present on this quiet Christmas Eve!
Great setting and wonderful playing...just as neat as it can be!
Well your banjo sounds great, but I can't really see it in the low light. Your playing kind of lopes along like a slow ride downhill on a mule. And kind of surprising how the songs doesn't end on the tonic, if my ears are hearing correctly today.