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Dueling Breather Banjos


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Vincents can be prone to dueling breather banjos, but when I ran across the posts by Max and Chankly I wondered how many owners know of the Dueling Banjo connection to Vincent. In most recent memory, Eric Weissberg (on banjo) and Steve Mandell (on guitar) recorded the tune for the movie Deliverance:

Eric has ridden a Series D Black Shadow for as long as I can remember. I saw the bike recently as he has a friend of mine do the mechanical work on it and it was in the shop. For a guy that went to Juilliard, he is quite a motor-head.

Eric used the song that had been recorded in 1955 by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith which he called "Fuedin' Banjos:

It would be unfair to mention Arthur Smith without going to the tune that gave him his nickname "Guitar Boogie," which became so well-known:

Finally, the modern rendition by the great Tommy Emanuel:

I did not count his fingers, but it sounds like he has seven.

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