Friday, September 28, 2007

Looking for banjo music

Wherein no, really


But not just any banjo. I'm looking for songs you wouldn't expect using banjo. So no Earl Scruggs. No bluegrass or country for that matter. Any sort of folk is probably out.

Examples:

That's the only three I can think of. Gotta be a lot more--I'd like to make the banjo the new cowbell.

"Come On, Eileen" might be pushing the limits of the folk restrictions, though it was such a huge pop hit I think it makes it. As opposed to Dolly Parton's "Stairway to Heaven." Excellent banjo use for a nonbanjo song. But it is Dolly Parton and that type of arrangement is to be expected. I'm looking for atypical uses, but send in whatever you have and we'll sort it out.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mobius Soul said...

Well, of course there's Shipping Up to Boston from the Depaaaahted--might have expected it in the folk, but not the Dropkick Murphys.

9/28/2007 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger Ahistoricality said...

Mostly I could contribute bluegrass covers of pop/rock songs.

There's always Bela Fleck....

9/28/2007 07:22:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Shipping up to Boston (youtube). Dropkick Murphy's are less traditional than Dexy's, so they should make the cut.

9/29/2007 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Now if Bela Fleck showed up in a hip-hop video we'll talk.

9/29/2007 11:39:00 AM  

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