Harold Hausenfluck, Volume 2 – Banjo Workshop – FRC702

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Blinded in infancy and a piano tuner by trade, Harold Beatty Hausenfluck learned a two finger style of banjo playing while visiting his grandparents in Highland County, VA. Most of the pieces on this CD were recorded originally for Heritage Records.

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Blinded in infancy and a piano tuner by trade, Harold Beatty Hausenfluck (b.1952) began his musical career as a harmonica player. In 1969, he learned a two finger style of banjo playing while visiting his grandparents in Highland County, VA. From his father’s description of his Aunt Lou’s hand, Harold figured out drop thumbing and learned it well enough to win a ribbon at Galax the following year. Harold continued to learn banjo first-hand from older players including Matokie Slaughter, Grandpappy Glen Smith, Wade Ward, Tommy Jarrell, Abe Horton, Ike Frost, Enoch Rutherford, and Rufus Quesinberry. He learned upstroking from Creed and Joe Birchfield and other banjo pieces and tunings from recordings. In 1999 Harold suffered a stroke. Wheelchair bound, Harold now resides in an assisted living home, where he runs a low power FM old-time music radio station and has once more taken up the harmonica. Most of the pieces on this CD were recorded originally for Heritage Records. - Mark C. Campbell

Track List

FRC702 – Harold Hausenfluck, Volume 2 – Banjo Workshop

  1. Hush Darling (gDGBD, down half step) (2:23)
  2. John Henry – intro (0:43)
  3. John Henry [Dave Macon & Abe Horton] (3:10)
  4. Lost Indian – intro (eCGCD, up half step) (0:49)
  5. Lost Indian [Wade Ward] (2:19)
  6. Sandy River – intro (near gDGDE) (0:29)
  7. Sandy River [Oscar Wright] (2:32)
  8. Half Shaved – intro (g#EF#BE) (1:20)
  9. Half Shaved [Wade Ward] (2:39)
  10. Half Shaved – intro (eC#F#BE) (0:33)
  11. Half Shaved [Dent Wimmer] (1:50)
  12. Shaving a Dead Man – intro (g#BEBE) (0:29)
  13. Shaving a Dead Man [Oscar Wright] (1:46)
  14. Lonesome Road – intro (g#BEBE) (0:44)
  15. Lonesome Road [Melvin Felts] (2:02)
  16. Old Jimmy Sutton – intro (gCGBD, down half step) (1:20)
  17. Old Jimmy Sutton [Wade Ward] (0:40)
  18. Old Jimmy Sutton – intro (0:14)
  19. Old Jimmy Sutton (tuning gCGBD, down half step) (2:27)
  20. Sap Sucker Peckin’ on a Long Leaf Pine – intro (g#EG#BE) (0:35)
  21. Sap Sucker Peckin’ on a Long Leaf Pine [Wade Ward] (1:53)
  22. Old Reuben – intro (g#EG#BE) (0:14)
  23. Old Reuben [Wade Ward] (1:44)
  24. Cumberland Gap – intro (g#C#F#BE) (0:30)
  25. Cumberland Gap (2:31)
  26. Big Eyed Rabbits – intro (fFGCD) (1:25)
  27. Big Eyed Rabbits [Matokie Slaughter] (2:21)
  28. Little Birdie – intro (eCGAD) (0:33)
  29. Little Birdie [Roscoe Holcomb & Gaither Carlton] (2:06)
  30. Little Brown Jug – intro (gCGCD) (0:14)
  31. Little Brown Jug (2:47)
  32. Ain’t That Trouble in Mind – intro (0:22)
  33. Ain’t That Trouble in Mind [Abe Horton] (gDGBD) (1:55)
  34. Sally Ann – intro (0:39)
  35. Sally Ann [Russell Higgins] (1:37)
  36. Sally Ann – slow demonstration (0:46)
  37. Fortune – intro (0:28)
  38. Fortune (2:12)
  39. Sandy River Belle – intro (0:26)
  40. Sandy River Belle [Abe Horton] (2:33)
  41. Charmin’ Betsy – intro (gDGBD) (0:07)
  42. Charmin’ Betsy (1:18)
  43. Banjo Pickin’ Girl – intro (0:51)
  44. Banjo Pickin’ Girl (tuning gDGBD) (1:52)
  45. Little Birdie – intro (eBEBE) (0:45)
  46. Little Birdie [Glen Smith] (1:59)
  47. John Henry – intro (eBEBE) (0:24)
  48. John Henry [Glen Smith] (1:41)
  49. My Gal Don’t Pay Me No Mind – intro (0:40)
  50. My Gal Don’t Pay Me No Mind [Joe Birchfield] (gCGCE) (1:49)