Pat Conte | American Songs with Fiddle and Banjo

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American Songs with Fiddle and Banjo

by Pat Conte

The record spans old-time, primitive blues and archaic songs to celebrate the harmonious and traditional pairing of the fiddle and banjo in American music.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Primrose Hill
2:19 $0.99
2. Half Shaved
1:26 $0.99
3. Come on Buddy, Don't You Want To Go
3:32 $0.99
4. Burned a White Man's Barn
7:29 $0.99
5. Fair and Tender Ladies
3:10 $0.99
6. Zolly's Retreat/ Piney Ridge/ Sunrise at Pine Ridge
3:42 $0.99
7. Jawbone, Walk
1:12 $0.99
8. Colored Aristocracy
1:46 $0.99
9. Make Your Belly Grow
3:43 $0.99
10. Rat Cliff Hollow
5:23 $0.99
11. Young Moore
2:44 $0.99
12. Delia's Gone
3:43 $0.99
13. Ain't a Bit Drunk
2:56 $0.99
14. I've Been All Around this World
2:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music proudly presents Pat Conte in the release of “American Songs with Fiddle and Banjo,” the debut album of the brand new label, Jalopy Records. Pat Conte, a longtime musician and collector of world folk music (producer of The Secret Museum of Mankind series on Yazoo Records) has put together fourteen tunes, specifically arranged for the fiddle and banjo. The record spans old-time, primitive blues and archaic songs to celebrate the harmonious and traditional pairing of these instruments in American music.

“American Songs with Fiddle and Banjo” was recorded by Conte at The Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY using instruments dating back to the 19th Century. “Make Your Belly Grow” and “Half Shaved”, (played on a pre-Civil War Minstrel Banjo) showcase Conte’s lifelong understanding of the sound and nature of early American music.

The Jalopy Theatre, a hub of folk music in the North East, intends this record label to further the preservation of folk traditions and to showcase the world’s ever thriving folk culture. Jalopy Records has chosen to release all recorded material on 12” red vinyl LPs.

Pat Conte was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1956, grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens and now lives on Long Island, NY. Conte is best known for his 8 volume collection of rare ethnic recordings, The Secret Museum of Mankind. This music became the basis of his long-running radio show The Secret Museum of the Airwaves, co-hosted by the late Citizen Kafka. Conte has performed with dozens of bands, most notably The Otis Brothers, Major Contay and the Canebrake Rattlers and The Empire State String Ticklers. As a painter, Conte’s work can be seen on the cover of Washington Phillips “The Key to the Kingdom” album on Yazoo Records. Conte has also provided liner notes for multiple projects.



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