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Thursday, September 30, 2021

When You And I Were Young - Howard Wallace


Little Maggie

When You And I Were Young
Old Time 5 String Banjo
Clawhammer Style
Howard Wallace
Produced by Rusty York
Jewel Recording Studios - Cincinnati, Ohio

Musical Accompaniment:

Rusty York
Kenny Bussell
Chuck Litterll

From the back cover: The tremendous response to the 1st album of clawhammer style banjo by Howard Wallace has brought about this 2nd album which retains the authenticity and the enthusiasm of Howard Wallace's unique style of playing.

Although the chord progression seems different from what you would expect to hear from a normal rendition of these old time songs, this is the way Howard Wallace learned most of these songs from his mother in the hills of North Carolina where he was born. Live music was a major source of entertainment when he was a boy and most of his friends could play some sort of stringed instrument. Howard's choice was the 5 string banjo. (A homemade one his mother used).

Some one once said, "If you want to get somebody in the mood for dancing or tapping their feet, the ring of the 5 string banjo will do it." Howard Wallace has that ring in this album.

As you spin this album the old time banjo tunes, let your memories return to yesteryear and beautiful mountain scenes, sunset valleys, and the familiar ring of the 5 string at the old barn dances that were held every Saturday night.

If you enjoyed the 1st Howard Wallace album as I certainly did (and according to the mail I received, so did a lot of my radio listeners) I'm sure you are going to enjoy this one. – Pappy Tipton (Pappy Tipton is a radio disc jockey and was voted Mr. Opry Dee Jay in 1964).

When You And I Were Young
Train 45
John Hardy
Wildwood Flower
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
Shotenin' Bread
Pretty Polly
Maple On The Hill
Foggy Mountain Top
Turkey In The Straw
Little Maggie
When They Cut Down The Old Pint Tree

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