Dueling banjos

End of a Dream. More Songs and Music from Gettysburg. Eight More Miles to Louisville Traditional. It also turned out that, far from being a traditional song, the tune was actually "Feuding Banjos," written by Arthur Smith and first recorded by him for MGM Records in Toggle navigation Welcome Guest.

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That was the last Weissberg heard of it until the fall ofwhen Warner Bros.

Weissberg assembled a performing group, which he naturally called Deliverance, featuring Mandell, Charlie Brown, Tony Brown, and Richard Crooks, and played a series of clubs and concert halls. It was also used in a popular Showtime promo. But banhos of his time was spent doing session work. Not that he had ever left such work. Records singles Instrumental duets.

Eight More Miles to Louisville Traditional. When the song became a hit, Arthur Smith had to file a lawsuit to get credit for writing it. The film version was performed by Eric Weissberg on 5-string banjo and Steve Mandell on acoustic guitar. Stream or buy on: He kept the band together for a while, and even placed a revival of "Yakety Yak" in the lower reaches of the country charts in the spring of on Epic Records, but "Dueling Banjos" was really a fluke, and soon he was spending most of his time backing other musicians once again.

While the title track did in fact become a fairly sizable hit pushing the album to gold status the same year the real treasures are the rest of the songs. This song had tremendous nostalgic appeal to listeners who fondly remembered those days, and to younger listeners, it was a quirky and fun new sound.

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Dueling Banjos - Wikipedia

It was the first track on the soundtrack for the film, and the only newly-recorded song. Largely as a result of its use in the movie, this in often associated with country bumpkins.

About Banjs Weissberg Multi-instrumentalist Eric Weissberg duelijg always be remembered as a one-hit wonder for his smash "Dueling Banjos," but that was only a small part of his lengthy career as a studio musician. It went to 2 for four weeks on the Billboard Hot inall four weeks behind Roberta Flack 's " Killing Me Softly with His Song ," and topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks the same year. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin and the Juilliard School of Music, Duellng was part of a community of young New York City musicians who became interested in old-time country and bluegrass music in the late '50s and began to gather to play on Sunday afternoons in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.

Redden could not actually play the banjo and the director thought his hand movements bqnjos unconvincing. Views Read Edit View history.

duling Weissberg stole the song and failed to credit Arthur Smith, who sued and won to receive credit and royalties for the music that he had written in and recorded in The rest of the soundtrack was made up of songs recorded in by Eric Weissberg and Marshall Brickman and released on an album called New Dimensions in Bluegrass. Redden plays "Lonnie," a mentally challenged and inbredbut extremely giftedbanjo player. Fire On the Mountain.

The Trash Can Band. The song also reached No. Eighth of January Traditional. Addis hid behind Redden, with his left arm in Redden's shirt sleeve. Retrieved from " https: Weissberg was not informed of this action in advance, either. The song became famous when it was used in the movie in a scene where a city guy from Atlanta trades licks with a young simpleton in the backwoods.

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