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    Default The Banjo Man

    I have come across many references to "The Banjo man " in songs by contempoary arits and with a bit or reserch have managed to put a name to the man

    Derroll Adams..................

    Youtube has given me a few more leads to his work:

    Does any one know any more about him and his work

    He seems to have a connection to Belgium as people talk about him being found "South Of Antwerp "

    The wiki gives little
    Nice to be able to go back to trust and friendship!!!!!!!!!

    It's a mixed up sensation this being alive
    Oh! it wears a man down into the ground
    It's the strangest elation
    I can't describe it
    Oh it leaves a man weary
    It makes a man frown.
    .............................Chris Simpson ( "Mixed Up Sensations" 1975 Martin's Cafe )

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    real name: Deroll Lewis Thompson
    dob: 27 november 1925
    recorded with Ramblin' Jack Elliott in 1950s
    later moved to UK then Antwerpen,Belgium
    died: 6 february 2000


    1972 feelin' fine
    1977 along the way
    ???? live
    Dolly Parton album 'banjoman:a tribute to derroll adams' 1997

    there is also a substantial bio of him at

    hope this helps??
    Last edited by CRAZY-HORSE; 12-11-2010 at 15:05.

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