Hank Schwartz "Notes
Schwartz Design; HSD 001; 24 Tracks; Playing Time: 73.52 min
This one's strictly for banjo lovers only; 70+
of old-timey banjo tunes and songs with banjo accompaniment. It's a
recording, but the sound quality is surprisingly good. In the liner
Hank Schwartz is needlessly apologetic for his "untutored" voice - yes,
he's no virtuoso, but his singing is in fact perfectly adequate and
He's playing purely for the pleasure of it and
together a selection of his favourite traditional tunes and songs for
album. As you would expect, many are familiar - "Arkansas Traveler",
Joy", "Katy Cruel", "The Water Is Wide" and "I Once Loved A Lass" are
here - but he plays well (and fast!) and thus it's an enjoyable listen.
As long as you like the sound of the banjo, that is!
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