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Banjo Hangout Top 100 Popular Songs

Another member-generated podcast of great banjo tunes.
 Banjo Hangout Top 100 Popular Songs

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Top 100 Popular Songs banjo songs which Banjo Hangout members have uploaded to the website.

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Episodes

''Clair''

Sep 13, 2017

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One of the many popular hit songs, written by Irishman Gilgert O'Sullivan from the early 70's. In all his songs, he had a gifted way with words,, and the true story behind this tune's, worth listening to. This was a lovely tune to work on, and hope you enjoy my banjo version. Thaks f'tunin' in .... Don. Key Bb, tuning CGBD.

''Clair''

Sep 13, 2017

Description:

One of the many popular hit songs, written by Irishman Gilgert O'Sullivan from the early 70's. In all his songs, he had a gifted way with words,, and the true story behind this tune's, worth listening to. This was a lovely tune to work on, and hope you enjoy my banjo version. Thaks f'tunin' in .... Don. Key Bb, tuning CGBD.

''How Deep Is Your Love''

Mar 9, 2017

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The Gibb brothers were just kids, when they regularly appeared on an afternoon TV show here in Brisbane back in late 50', this was their start .... and the big time, was soon to follow. They sure wrote wonderful music, here's ''How Deep Is Your Love,'' done on my Vega plectrum. Thanks for tunin' in. ... Don. ... Key Eb, tuning, CGBD.

''How Deep Is Your Love''

Mar 9, 2017

Description:

The Gibb brothers were just kids, when they regularly appeared on an afternoon TV show here in Brisbane back in late 50', this was their start .... and the big time, was soon to follow. They sure wrote wonderful music, here's ''How Deep Is Your Love,'' done on my Vega plectrum. Thanks for tunin' in. ... Don. ... Key Eb, tuning, CGBD.

Lara's Theme

Jan 29, 2017

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hillbilly music for lovers

Lara's Theme

Jan 29, 2017

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hillbilly music for lovers

'' From Me To You ''

Jul 8, 2016

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The first number 1 hit for the Beatles in 1963, hopin' this one brings back some fond memories from back then!. Thanks for tunin' in, Don.

'' From Me To You ''

Jul 8, 2016

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The first number 1 hit for the Beatles in 1963, hopin' this one brings back some fond memories from back then!. Thanks for tunin' in, Don.

"The Gypsy" ...... Don Lewers, ... Banjo.

Jun 23, 2015

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A lovely tune this one, recorded by many headliners, If you like this tune, you'll just have to go to YouTube and check out ''Louis Armstrong And The All Stars'' 1956 Live version in Chicargo, it's a beaty! .... Don. ''In A Quaint Caravan There's A Lady They Call The Gypsy She Can Look In The Future And Drive Away All Your Fears '' ..... Key C, Tuning CGBD.

"The Gypsy" ...... Don Lewers, ... Banjo.

Jun 23, 2015

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A lovely tune this one, recorded by many headliners, If you like this tune, you'll just have to go to YouTube and check out ''Louis Armstrong And The All Stars'' 1956 Live version in Chicargo, it's a beaty! .... Don. ''In A Quaint Caravan There's A Lady They Call The Gypsy She Can Look In The Future And Drive Away All Your Fears '' ..... Key C, Tuning CGBD.

" I'm Happy Just To Dance With You."

Feb 3, 2015

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This early Beatles tune was featured in the film soundtrack to ''A Hard Days Night,'' with George Harrison featured on lead vocals. and it's one of my favorites - - - here it is on banjo. Key C, tuning CGBD. ''Before this dance is through, I think I'll love you too, I'm so happy when you dance with me . . . .''

" I'm Happy Just To Dance With You."

Feb 3, 2015

Description:

This early Beatles tune was featured in the film soundtrack to ''A Hard Days Night,'' with George Harrison featured on lead vocals. and it's one of my favorites - - - here it is on banjo. Key C, tuning CGBD. ''Before this dance is through, I think I'll love you too, I'm so happy when you dance with me . . . .''

Georgia

Feb 3, 2015

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A standard from the American Songbook

Georgia

Feb 3, 2015

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A standard from the American Songbook

Bye Bye Blues

Sep 20, 2014

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Bye Bye Blues

Sep 20, 2014

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Dream a little dream....

Aug 24, 2014

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Dan Eaves Plectrum Banjo and Chuck Morrill Piano 1983

Dream a little dream....

Aug 24, 2014

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Dan Eaves Plectrum Banjo and Chuck Morrill Piano 1983

"We'll Meet Again"

Jul 11, 2014

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Supporting the 4 String Forum Topic, "We'll Meet Again." - - - ''Compass 56.'' I called on the style of legendary country pianist, Mr "Floyd Cramer" to help me out with this one. Courtesy off Band In A Box. Key G, tuning CGBD., - - - hopin' you enjoy.

"We'll Meet Again"

Jul 11, 2014

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Supporting the 4 String Forum Topic, "We'll Meet Again." - - - ''Compass 56.'' I called on the style of legendary country pianist, Mr "Floyd Cramer" to help me out with this one. Courtesy off Band In A Box. Key G, tuning CGBD., - - - hopin' you enjoy.

I Will

Jul 7, 2014

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Banjo arrangement by Tony Furtado and Rob Bishline, guitar accompaniment by Rob Bishline.

I Will

Jul 7, 2014

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Banjo arrangement by Tony Furtado and Rob Bishline, guitar accompaniment by Rob Bishline.

Someone to Watch Over Me

Apr 25, 2014

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Someone to Watch Over Me

Apr 25, 2014

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Putin' On The Ritz

Aug 30, 2013

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What better tune to play after watching "Young Frankenstein"? Another of my "you can't play that on the banjo" tunes; played out of Open Gm tuning on my Vega Tubaphone. (Yes, I know it's properly spelled "Puttin' On The Ritz". This is merely an a-political Transylvanian joke at the expense of the Russian dictato......er, sorry: President-For-Life.)

Putin' On The Ritz

Aug 30, 2013

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What better tune to play after watching "Young Frankenstein"? Another of my "you can't play that on the banjo" tunes; played out of Open Gm tuning on my Vega Tubaphone. (Yes, I know it's properly spelled "Puttin' On The Ritz". This is merely an a-political Transylvanian joke at the expense of the Russian dictato......er, sorry: President-For-Life.)

Washington Post March

Nov 30, 2012

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Just the tune for July 4th.......or tailgating at a football game. Kevin Chaffee (who used to play tuba in his high school marching band) on banjo, Pete Roehling on guitar.

Washington Post March

Nov 30, 2012

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Just the tune for July 4th.......or tailgating at a football game. Kevin Chaffee (who used to play tuba in his high school marching band) on banjo, Pete Roehling on guitar.

Silver Bells

Nov 30, 2012

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I just found this on my computer. It's an early (2009) collaboration with - ahem...somebody else. You can't have too many Christmas tunes though - right?

Silver Bells

Nov 30, 2012

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I just found this on my computer. It's an early (2009) collaboration with - ahem...somebody else. You can't have too many Christmas tunes though - right?

Scarborough Fair

Jun 4, 2012

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Ric Hollander - Based on the recording by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel - Played on the Singletree - Arrangement and performance copyright 2012 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved

Scarborough Fair

Jun 4, 2012

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Ric Hollander - Based on the recording by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel - Played on the Singletree - Arrangement and performance copyright 2012 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Mar 17, 2012

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Arranged to demonstrate that slow, pretty tunes (even show tunes) can be played on clawhammer banjo...

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Mar 17, 2012

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Arranged to demonstrate that slow, pretty tunes (even show tunes) can be played on clawhammer banjo...

Jingle Bell Rock

Dec 18, 2011

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Thought I'd try a Christmas tune. Hope you like it.

Jingle Bell Rock

Dec 18, 2011

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Thought I'd try a Christmas tune. Hope you like it.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Dec 16, 2011

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I love this song

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Dec 16, 2011

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I love this song

JanetB's Chipmunks

Dec 15, 2011

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Here's my first grade bunch getting ready for our performance that evening.

JanetB's Chipmunks

Dec 15, 2011

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Here's my first grade bunch getting ready for our performance that evening.

Christmas song--The Little Drummer Boy

Dec 9, 2011

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The first graders like to play the drums on this one.

Christmas song--The Little Drummer Boy

Dec 9, 2011

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The first graders like to play the drums on this one.

Desperado

Oct 3, 2011

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Ric Hollander - My arrangement of the Eagles' Desperado. Arrangement and performance copyright 2011 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved

Desperado

Oct 3, 2011

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Ric Hollander - My arrangement of the Eagles' Desperado. Arrangement and performance copyright 2011 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved

Over The Rainbow

Sep 1, 2011

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Dedicated to IZ. A great voice and a gentle man. Check out his You Tube Video. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Over The Rainbow

Sep 1, 2011

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Dedicated to IZ. A great voice and a gentle man. Check out his You Tube Video. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Dark as a Dungeon

Jul 27, 2011

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This song reminds me of my dad who grew up in the coal mining town of Ashville, PA.

Dark as a Dungeon

Jul 27, 2011

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This song reminds me of my dad who grew up in the coal mining town of Ashville, PA.

Here Comes the Sun

Feb 22, 2011

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Ric Hollander - My arrangement of this great song. Double C tuning, capo 7th fret, 5th string uncapoed (tuned to "g") Arrangement and performance copyright 2011 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved

Here Comes the Sun

Feb 22, 2011

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Ric Hollander - My arrangement of this great song. Double C tuning, capo 7th fret, 5th string uncapoed (tuned to "g") Arrangement and performance copyright 2011 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved

Music for a Found Harmonium

Dec 14, 2010

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CH. Double D tuning.

Music for a Found Harmonium

Dec 14, 2010

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CH. Double D tuning.

18 - Sone Son (Hand In Hand)

Sep 25, 2010

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18 - Sone Son (Hand In Hand)

Sep 25, 2010

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Pick Up The Pieces

Mar 20, 2010

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Average White Band. This was a colab with The Kidd

Pick Up The Pieces

Mar 20, 2010

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Average White Band. This was a colab with The Kidd

Here There and Everywhere

Feb 21, 2010

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My little tribute...

Here There and Everywhere

Feb 21, 2010

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My little tribute...

Pancho And Lefty - Bill Breen

Jul 28, 2009

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Our version of Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho And Lefty." My wife, Lynn, on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Pancho And Lefty - Bill Breen

Jul 28, 2009

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Our version of Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho And Lefty." My wife, Lynn, on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Dust In The Wind - Bill Breen

Jul 27, 2009

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Great tune from "Kansas," and inspired by hearing Bill Knopf play it on the banjo. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar. Thank you, Bill Knopf!

Dust In The Wind - Bill Breen

Jul 27, 2009

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Great tune from "Kansas," and inspired by hearing Bill Knopf play it on the banjo. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar. Thank you, Bill Knopf!

Only Time (2 Violins and Banjo)

Jun 24, 2009

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So you still think that a banjo can only play fast and happy stuff? Here is something to bring you some tears in your eyes! Yeah thats pop banjo! Actually I do not listen to pop music that much but this is just one of the most touching melodies I have ever heard in my life. I came across this song on youtube and I was so amazed its beauty that I immediately cancelled all plans for this day and I started to write my own arrangement of this piece. It works so well on banjo and violin! After 3 hours it was done. The next day I recorded it. Everything is played by myself including the mistakes LOL! Please get me some comments. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

Only Time (2 Violins and Banjo)

Jun 24, 2009

Description:

So you still think that a banjo can only play fast and happy stuff? Here is something to bring you some tears in your eyes! Yeah thats pop banjo! Actually I do not listen to pop music that much but this is just one of the most touching melodies I have ever heard in my life. I came across this song on youtube and I was so amazed its beauty that I immediately cancelled all plans for this day and I started to write my own arrangement of this piece. It works so well on banjo and violin! After 3 hours it was done. The next day I recorded it. Everything is played by myself including the mistakes LOL! Please get me some comments. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

Eastbound And Down - Bill Breen

Sep 12, 2008

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Jerry Reed's popular tune from the movie, "Smokey And The Bandit." I put this arrangement together in response to an email request I received from fellow BHO member, "Furman's Student," Monty from Greenville, SC. I couldn't think of a better tune to post in remembrance of Jerry Reed and Bobby Thompson. Thanks for the inspiration, Monty! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm struggling along on the banjo and guitar.

Eastbound And Down - Bill Breen

Sep 12, 2008

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Jerry Reed's popular tune from the movie, "Smokey And The Bandit." I put this arrangement together in response to an email request I received from fellow BHO member, "Furman's Student," Monty from Greenville, SC. I couldn't think of a better tune to post in remembrance of Jerry Reed and Bobby Thompson. Thanks for the inspiration, Monty! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm struggling along on the banjo and guitar.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Bill Breen

Jun 1, 2008

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Ennio Morricone's great theme to the movie, "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" done on banjo...complete with the whistling and "Hoo-Hah's." ;^) I was inspired to come up with this arrangement by my guitar picking buddy, Wyatt Troxell, and (believe it or not) "The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain!" This tune was a big challenge. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and "Hoo-Hah's;" I'm on banjo, guitar, whistling and "Hoo-Hah's." :^D I hope you enjoy it!

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Bill Breen

Jun 1, 2008

Description:

Ennio Morricone's great theme to the movie, "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" done on banjo...complete with the whistling and "Hoo-Hah's." ;^) I was inspired to come up with this arrangement by my guitar picking buddy, Wyatt Troxell, and (believe it or not) "The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain!" This tune was a big challenge. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and "Hoo-Hah's;" I'm on banjo, guitar, whistling and "Hoo-Hah's." :^D I hope you enjoy it!

Caravan - Bill Breen

Jun 1, 2008

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Caravan redux. It may not be what Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington or even the Ventures would have expected, but it was a fun tune to do. Here is my version of the tune, "Caravan." My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Caravan - Bill Breen

Jun 1, 2008

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Caravan redux. It may not be what Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington or even the Ventures would have expected, but it was a fun tune to do. Here is my version of the tune, "Caravan." My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Lonely Bull - Bill Breen

May 9, 2008

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Herb Alpert's great tune from his Tijuana Brass days. I love his music! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar. (No, I didn't modulate to Bb at the end...) ;^)

Lonely Bull - Bill Breen

May 9, 2008

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Herb Alpert's great tune from his Tijuana Brass days. I love his music! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar. (No, I didn't modulate to Bb at the end...) ;^)

When You Wish Upon A Star - Bill Breen

May 9, 2008

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One of my all-time favorite songs. My favorite bass player in the world, my wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

When You Wish Upon A Star - Bill Breen

May 9, 2008

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One of my all-time favorite songs. My favorite bass player in the world, my wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Sound of Silence - Bill Breen

Aug 28, 2007

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My arrangement of Paul Simon's wonderful tune. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Sound of Silence - Bill Breen

Aug 28, 2007

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My arrangement of Paul Simon's wonderful tune. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

House of the Rising Sun - Bill Breen

Aug 23, 2007

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This arrangement is by my good friend, Howard Anderson (aka "Handy 13" on the BHO), of Tempe, Arizona. Irv Wright is on the Dobro, the late Ray Peterson on guitar and my wife, Lynn Breen on bass. There's a little "James Bond" theme thrown in between each verse...

House of the Rising Sun - Bill Breen

Aug 23, 2007

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This arrangement is by my good friend, Howard Anderson (aka "Handy 13" on the BHO), of Tempe, Arizona. Irv Wright is on the Dobro, the late Ray Peterson on guitar and my wife, Lynn Breen on bass. There's a little "James Bond" theme thrown in between each verse...

Last Date - Bill Breen

Jul 13, 2007

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Inspired by Tom Adams, this is Floyd Cramer's "Last Date." My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Last Date - Bill Breen

Jul 13, 2007

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Inspired by Tom Adams, this is Floyd Cramer's "Last Date." My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Ghost Riders - Bill Breen

Jul 13, 2007

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One of my favorite instrumental arrangements. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Ghost Riders - Bill Breen

Jul 13, 2007

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One of my favorite instrumental arrangements. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Here Comes The Sun - Bill Breen

Jul 8, 2007

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This version of the Beatles' song, "Here Comes the Sun," was inspired by Tom Adams' June 2007 column in the "Banjo Newsletter." I always enjoy his music, his articles and his selection of tunes for the "Banjo Newsletter." Thank you, Mr. Adams. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Here Comes The Sun - Bill Breen

Jul 8, 2007

Description:

This version of the Beatles' song, "Here Comes the Sun," was inspired by Tom Adams' June 2007 column in the "Banjo Newsletter." I always enjoy his music, his articles and his selection of tunes for the "Banjo Newsletter." Thank you, Mr. Adams. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Classical Grass - Bill Breen

Jul 8, 2007

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My interpretation and arrangement of Mason Williams' great guitar tune. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Classical Grass - Bill Breen

Jul 8, 2007

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My interpretation and arrangement of Mason Williams' great guitar tune. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.

Brazil

Jan 3, 2007

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A classic old samba. I recorded it on an old tape multi-track, and the tape stretched, so it's slower than recorded, but I still like the groove. I used my Ibanez Bi-Centennial banjo, an Ibanez AE100 jazz guitar run through a phaser, a Gibson AJ, and an old drum machine.

Brazil

Jan 3, 2007

Description:

A classic old samba. I recorded it on an old tape multi-track, and the tape stretched, so it's slower than recorded, but I still like the groove. I used my Ibanez Bi-Centennial banjo, an Ibanez AE100 jazz guitar run through a phaser, a Gibson AJ, and an old drum machine.