The banjo, both four and five-string, is a fascinating musical instrument. It only takes calculated finger picking and strumming to make just the suitable melodies float out. Here are some of the best Banjo songs of the last century.
Foggy Morning Breakdown A classic in the truest sense, this one was written by Earl Scruggs and recorded by Lester Flatt in 1949. The primary reason this song got that much popularity is because of its inclusion in a motion picture. Foggy Mountain Breakdown was played in the background of Bonnie and Clyde, and then later on, in plenty of different movies. In 1969, the song, Scruggs, having performed it in Washington, won a Grammy for it in the composition category. You can easily find and download an excellent mp3 wav of Steve Martin singing this song.
Doggy SaltAll of the contemporary banjo pickers have nothing on Tony Trischka. He is known to have played with several different styles over the years, composing all his songs for the banjo. In 2007, his album containing a compilation of all his songs made for the most memorable tunes.
The banjo player may be standing at the back of a band, but they always steal the show in their solo performances. Though there are tons of instrumental tunes, nothing beats classical background beats. Banjo music is upbeat yet, in a way, soothingly melodious. You can easily download royalty free banjo music from Melody Loops. 2b1af7f3a8