Jim Bottorff's Banjo Page
THE BANJO STYLE COLLAGE
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Click on pictures, words and dots below to hear sound clips (mp3).
 
 
Video #1                Video #2                 Video #3
 

 
LP ALBUMS STARTING FROM TOP CLOCKWISE:
Click album titles below to see record album covers.  Click on song names for music pages.
 
BLUEGRASS BANJO PICKIN' - THE MOUNTAINEERS
"John Henry"
"Cripple Creek"
 
THE ORIGINAL SOUND FLATT & SCRUGGS
"Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
"My Cabin In Caroline"
 
FOLK BANJO STYLES - TOM PALEY BANJO
"Eighth Of January" aka "Battle of New Orleans"
"John Henry"
 
EDDIE PEABODY MR. BANJO'S BACK IN TOWN
"For Me And My Gal"
"Bells of St. Mary's"
"When You Wore A Tulip"
 
MORE WACKY DOODLIN'S DOOWACKADOODLERS
"Doo Wacka Doo"
"Five Foot Two"
"Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight"
 
THE MICKEY FINN THEME AND OTHER FAVORITES - THE RAGTIMERS
"Mame"
"My Gal Sal"
"When The Saints Go Marching In"
 
BLUEGRASS BANJO WITH STRINGS - BILL McELHINEY ORCH. & BOB JOHNSON
"Feelin' Bad" (Lonesome Road Blues)
"Wildwood Flower"
"Londonderry Air" (Danny Boy)
 
BLUEGRASS BANJOS ON FIRE - HOMER AND THE BARNSTORMERS
"Camptown Races"
"Cumberland Gap"
"Old Dan Tucker"
 
MICKEY FINN'S AMERICA'S NO.1 SPEAKEASY - DON VAN PALTHA BANJO
"Beer Barrel Polka"
"Liebestraum"
"Side By Side"
 
THE BANJO STYLE OF PERRY BECHTEL
"Bells of St. Mary's"
"Ain't We Got Fun"
"Kentucky Babe"
"Shortnin' Bread"
 

SHAKEY'S PIZZA PARLOR DAYS
 
                                              
       Jim with plectrum banjo                   Shakey's Songbook (pdf)                  Jim with 5-string banjo
 
The Banjo Style Collage at the top of this page was made in 1967 from some of my LP record album covers.
I was playing seven nights a week with a piano player at Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Knoxville, Tennessee (7355 Kingston Pike).
This webpage includes some of the songs I listened to and learned from during that time.
Wow! What an assortment of different ways to play the banjo.
 
Following are some YouTube videos that may be of interest:
 
                                      
1970's Shakey's Commercial                                   Shakey's Memory Lane
 

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