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Snuffy Jenkins

Bluegrass banjo pioneer DeWitt "Snuffy" Jenkins was born in Harris, NC, on October 27, 1908; the youngest of ten children, all of whom excelled in music, he began playing the fiddle as a child but was too small to use the bow and as a result picked the instrument like a mandolin. He later turned to guitar and by 1927 was playing in a trio with banjo players Smith Hammett and Rex Brooks; Jenkins copied their three-finger style, and in the years to follow the banjo became his primary instrument, honing his skills playing square dances throughout the western North Carolina region. At this time he began mentoring the young Earl Scruggs; while Jenkins' technique bridged the gap between jagged, old-timey picking and the more fluid contemporary style, Scruggs soon surpassed his teacher, forging a thoroughly modernized sound distinguished by its subtlety and grace.

Jenkins relocated to Columbia, SC, in the spring of 1937, soon joining a string band which performed on local radio station WIS; despite the inevitable lineup changes, the group -- later dubbed the Hired Hands -- remained active for over half a century. Joining in 1939 was Jenkins' longtime foil, fiddler Homer "Pappy" Sherrill, a onetime member of the Blue Sky Boys; eight years later the Hired Hands welcomed lead guitarist Julian "Greasy" Medlin and bassist Ira Dimmery, followed in 1955 by the arrival of second guitarist Bill Rey. This five-piece lineup cut the first Hired Hands recordings in 1962, released by Folklyric in 1970 and subsequently reissued on Arhoolie as Pioneer of the Bluegrass Banjo. In 1971, Jenkins and Sherrill also recorded an LP for Rounder and in 1989 also cut material for Old Homestead; Jenkins died on April 30, 1990. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: American Banjo: Three-Finger And Scruggs Style

1. Shortening Bread

2. Pig In A Pen

3. Train 45

4. Rosewood Casket

5. Cotton Eye Joe

6. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

7. Under The Double Eagle

8. I Don't Love Nobody

9. Sally Goodin' / Sally Ann (Medley)

10. Cripple Creek

11. Cumberland Gap

12. John Henry

13. Chicken Reel

14. Shortening Bread

15. John Henry

16. Lonesome Road Blues

17. Kansas City Kitty / Big Eared Mule (Medley)

18. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

19. Careless Love

20. Sally Ann / Sally Goodin' (Medley)

21. Home, Sweet Home

22. Spanish Fandango

23. Cripple Creek

24. Down The Road

25. Liza Jane

26. Hey, Mr. Banjo

27. Bugle Call Rag

28. Cackling Hen / Cumberland Gap (Medley)

29. Dear Old Dixie

30. Little Maggie

31. Take Me Back To The Sweet Sunny South

32. Bucking Mule

33. Lonesome Road Blues

34. Turkey In The Straw

35. Jenny Lynn

36. Irish Washerwoman

37. Wildwood Flower

38. Lonesome Road Blues

39. Ground Hog

40. Cindy

41. Little Pal

42. Rueben's Train

43. Jesse James / Hard Ain't It Hard (Medley)

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Track List: Classic Banjo From Smithsonian Folkways

101. Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Girl / Cripple Creek / Ida Red / Old Joe Clark

102. Banging Breakdown

103. Johnson Boys

104. Peachbottom Creek

105. Coo Coo

106. Josh Thomas's Roustabout

107. Jaw Bone

108. Bright Sunny South

109. Coal Creek March

110. Mississippi Heavy Water Blues

111. Walk Light Ladies

112. Buck Creek Girls

114. Skylark / Roaring Mary

116. Smokey Mokes

118. Banjoland

119. Sally Ann

120. Lonesome Road Blues

121. Fox Chase

122. Hop Along Lou

123. Cotton Eyed Joe

124. Foggy Mountain Top

125. Rambling Hobo

126. Old Rattler

127. Georgia Buck

129. Black Eye Susie

130. Bluegrass Breakdown

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Track List: Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways

1. White House Blues

2. Our Last Goodbye (Live)

3. When He Reached Down His Hand For Me (Live)

4. Tiny Broken Heart

5. New Camptown

6. Suzanne

7. I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer

8. Teardrops In My Eyes (Live)

9. Cumberland Gap

10. Live And Let Live

11. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

12. Hello City Limits

13. (Legend Of The) Brown Mountain Light (Live)

14. Lonesome Road Blues

15. The Train That Carried My Girl From Town

16. The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake

17. Little Birdie (Live)

18. Rabbit In A Log (Live)

19. Grey Eagle

20. Wayfaring Stranger

21. Billy In The Lowground (Live)

22. The Rebel Girl

23. Train 45

24. 'Neath That Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone

25. Get Up John

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one of the best all time!! actually earl scruggs learned from snuffy
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