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Monday, February 3, 2014

Marvelous Music Monday - Dueling Banjos - February 3, 2014

I was away last week visiting my daughter on what seemed like the other side of the planet, but it was only New Jersey.  This California girl got a taste of the cold weather that most of you have been experiencing.  It was exhilarating!  It was a nice cold with hardly any wind and the most lovely snow.  I had so much fun.  Now it's time for reality and the dry weather of California once again.  We have gotten cold once more.   We are now in the 30s to 40s with wind, and that makes it colder, and still no rain.

This week's theme for the Monday's Music Moves Me hop is a Freebie.

Dueling Banjos
Live in 1973
Eric Weissburg and Steve Mandell

Duelling Banjos was arranged and performed for the movie by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell and was included on the soundtrack album.  Duelling Banjos is an instrumental composition by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith made famous by the 1972 motion picture Deliverance. The song was composed in 1955 by Smith as a banjo instrumental he called "Feudin' Banjos". Smith recorded it, playing a four-string plectrum banjo and accompanied by five-string bluegrass banjo player Don Reno. When Smith was not acknowledged as the composer by the filmmakers of Deliverance, Smith sued and eventually won, receiving songwriting credit as well as royalties.The song went to #2 for four weeks on the U.S. pop chart in 1973 and topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks the same year. It also led to a successful lawsuit by the song's composer, since it was used in the film without his permission.

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  1. This is a classic! Love it! Their finger were flying hot!

  2. I don't know why, but I've always loved this song and totally fascinating to watch! Great choice my friend. Thanks for sharing! eeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  3. This is a great piece of music both to watch the fingering and to listen to the music. I didn't know that the history behind the music was also so interesting. Thanks for both.

  4. Ahh yes! That's how it should be for us warm weather people. Visit and snow, enjoy it and leave it behind :)
    Glad you had a nice trip with family.

    Thanks for rocking!

  5. This was very popular when I was a kid. Everyone wanted to learn how or would play. It's kind of a fun sounding tune, isn't it? Loved having you on the dance floor!


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