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a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body

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Who wouldn't wish for a time machine to go back to that very Hrst night of the Hippodrome in its circus incarnation in October 1899, when Auber's Overture Masaniello rang up the curtain on a bill including Cliffe Berzac and his Wrestling and Boxing Pon, banjoists Edgar and Eugene, and "funny skaters" The Mayos?
11) Regardless of which race first played banjo and fiddle together, African Americans certainly influenced the sound and repertoire of the early minstrel groups by teaching the first generation of white banjoists how to play.
Towards the end of his career, Weston performed with the Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth and this association led to his fame among banjoists lasting into the twentieth century.
By the turn of the century, according to Combs, some banjoists were starting to adapt old ballads (such as 'Pretty Polly') to their banjo styles" (Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky [Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1982], 11).
There were also regular guest appearances from banjoists Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, who performed the immortal theme song The Ballad Of Jed Clampett.