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31 Banjo Favorites
Raymond Fairchild
31 Banjo Favorites
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Raymond Fairchild
Title: 31 Banjo Favorites
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rural Rhythm
Original Release Date: 7/3/1997
Re-Release Date: 7/22/1997
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 732351025424, 732351025448, 732351025462

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A must for banjo pickers
surfandsand | Florida USA | 11/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're into bluegrass banjo, this cd is a great sampling of some old time bluegrass standards as well as some unusual tunes. There are no vocals on this CD. The song renditions are not squeeky clean. There are imperfections in the way they are performed and I think this human element gives the music more power. It's is not mixed, overdubbed, synthisized or pasturized. It's a great collection of bluegrass instrumentals the way bluegrass was meant to be performed. By human musicians with traditional mountain instruments. Simply fantastic."
For banjo history buffs...
surfandsand | 01/20/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Raymon Fairchild belongs to an exclusive group of super pickers that Bela Fleck has credited with providing inspiration for his own work. Fairchild's picking is raw and fast, and his sound is straight from the mountains. Listening to Fairchild and his unique 3-fingered style is a little like watching a Ken Burns documentary- like finding a missing piece of a puzzle- you'll begin to see the whole picture in the history of the 5 string banjo.
These recordings vary in quality from poor to fair, but each seems faithful to the original."
Banjo lovers: Get it now, you will not be sorry | Maryland, United States | 02/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As i've heard, this man is over 50 years old. He lives in Fancy Gap, North Carolina, and has a restaurant with entertainment. This is one of the best banjo players I've ever heard. He plays exceptionally clean, and is one of the fastest pickers I've ever heard. He ranks right up with Earl Scruggs, Douglas Dilliard and all the other super pickers. Just listen to the first song, "Whoa Mule" and you will see the merit of this album."