Give Me the Banjo

Synopsis: A comprehensive look at a quintessential American musical instrument, the banjo, from its African roots to contemporary jazz and into the 21st century.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Marc Fields
Production: UNC-TV
 
IMDB:
7.2
Year:
2011
90 min
Website
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RAMIFY YOUR WHOLE CONSTITUTION

LIKE THE MEASLES

RAMIFY YOUR WHOLE CONSTITUTION

LIKE THE MEASLES

AND BREAK OUT ON YOUR HIDE

LIKE THE MEASLES

AND BREAK OUT ON YOUR HIDE

LIKE PINFEATHER PIMPLES

AND BREAK OUT ON YOUR HIDE

LIKE PINFEATHER PIMPLES

ON A PICKED GOOSE.

LIKE PINFEATHER PIMPLES

ON A PICKED GOOSE.

WHEN YOU WANT ALL THIS,

ON A PICKED GOOSE.

WHEN YOU WANT ALL THIS,

JUST SMASH YOUR PIANO

WHEN YOU WANT ALL THIS,

JUST SMASH YOUR PIANO

AND INVOKE:

JUST SMASH YOUR PIANO

AND INVOKE:

THE GLORY BEAMING BANJO!"

[ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ]

[ BANJO PLAYING ]

WE'RE GONNA PLAY FOR FISH.

THAT'S RIGHT, WE'RE GONNA PLAY

FOR THE HALIBUT (HELL-OF-IT).

THAT'S RIGHT, WE'RE GONNA PLAY

FOR THE HALIBUT (HELL-OF-IT).

HERE'S AN OLD SONG

FOR THE HALIBUT (HELL-OF-IT).

HERE'S AN OLD SONG

CALLED "CRIPPLE CREEK."

IT WAS GOOD BEING HERE,

KNOWING THAT THERE ARE

OTHER BLACK PEOPLE

KNOWING THAT THERE ARE

OTHER BLACK PEOPLE

WHO PLAY BANJO,

PLAY AND STUDY OLD-TIME MUSIC.

AND IT'S FUN JUST SEEING

PEOPLE IN GENERAL, I DON'T CARE

WHAT COLOR THEY ARE,

TAKE AN INTEREST IN ANYTHING

INVOLVING GOOD MUSIC.

GOIN' ON THE RUN

GOIN' UP T' CRIPPLE CREEK

HAVE A LITTLE FUN

YOU KNOW,

IT'S A SMALL CLUB.

IF THERE'S A HUNDRED BLACK BANJO

PLAYERS IN THE WORLD,

THAT'S A VERY SMALL MINORITY.

AND IT WAS FUN TO SEE

TWO DOZEN OF THEM.

YOU KNOW, IT'S, OH,

I'M NOT ALONE!

GOIN' ON THE RUN

GOIN' UP T' CRIPPLE CREEK

HAVE A LITTLE FUN

Martin:
AMERICANS HAVE BEEN

REDISCOVERING AND REINVENTING

THE BANJO AND ITS MUSIC

REDISCOVERING AND REINVENTING

THE BANJO AND ITS MUSIC

FOR TWO CENTURIES OR MORE.

THE BANJO AND ITS MUSIC

FOR TWO CENTURIES OR MORE.

IN 2005 AND AGAIN IN 2010,

FOR TWO CENTURIES OR MORE.

IN 2005 AND AGAIN IN 2010,

MUSICIANS AND SCHOLARS CAME

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