FEUDIN' BANJOS

Latest update on 26/05/2017

Artist: Arthur Smith & Don Reno
Author: Arthur Smith
Label: MGM
Year: 1955

Two dueling 5-string banjos recorded in Charlotte, NC. Don Reno was the banjo virtuoso who replaced Earl Scruggs in Bill Monroe's band; see also: Guitar Boogie. Similar melody as in a 17th century dance tune by German composer Michael Praetorius.

Covers:

1956:

Lester Flatt

1957:

Carl Stary & Brewister Brothers [as Mocking Banjos]

1963:

Dillards [the first as Dueling Banjos for Elektra]

1972:

Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell [idem, but with banjo and guitar; theme of film Deliverance, crediting Don Reno; top 5 C&W, n°2 US; author Smith sued and won]

1973:

Arthur Smith [author, now also as Dueling Banjos (Monument)]

1973:

Earl Scruggs [as Dueling Banjos]

1974:

Martin Mull [as Dueling Tubas]

1993:

Toy Dolls [as Drooling Banjos]

2005:

Hayseed Dixie

The dueling musicians in the film Deliverance, one guitar playing city slicker/canooist and one retarded hillbilly banjo picker, understood each other so well since their common melody already existed.

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