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Snuffy Jenkins - Pioneer Of The Bluegrass Banjo

CAT. #: 9027

Price: $10.00

CD 9027

Snuffy Jenkins was a pioneer of the three-finger banjo style and influenced many of the early Bluegrass banjo players, including Earl Scruggs and Don Reno. The music performed by Snuffy Jenkins, "Pappy" Sherrill and the Hired Hands on this album is a direct link between Old Time Music and Bluegrass.

1. Watermelon Hangin' On A Vine
2. Step It Up And Go
3. Possum Up A Gum Stump
4. Spanish Fandango
5. Long Journey Home
6. Charmin' Betsy
7. Dixie, There's No Place Like Home
8. Television
9. Big-Eared Mule
10. The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along
11. Boggy Road To Texas
12. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
13. Miller's Reel
14. Gonna Catch That Train An' Ride
15. Born In Hard Luck
16. The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile
17. Long Time Gone
18. Snuffy's Talking Blues


“...Jenkins' three-finger banjo picking married rough-and-ragged rural playing with an upbeat, contemporary style, influencing bluegrass greats such as Earl Scruggs and Don Reno, his combo adding unpolished three-part harmonies. Fiddler, Homer 'Pappy' Sherrill, further linked Jenkins to a more traditional hill country style of music with rollicking breakdowns on tracks like 'Possum Up A Gum Stump' and 'Big Eared Mule.' These songs are filled with old-time corn pone humor,....”

(Meredith Ochs — Spectator Magazine)