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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bill Knopf

By Praguefrank
1976 unknown, CA – Bill Knopf & Hot Off The Press (Bill Knopf [banjo], Howard Yearwood [gt], Frank Javorsek [mandolin-1], Randy Graham [mandolin-2], Carol Yearwood [bass], Bill Cunningham [fiddle-3], Bruce Johnson [fiddle-4], Producer: Bill Knopf)
001 TRAIN 45 -2-4 Am.Heritage AH401-524
002 NOLA -2 Am.Heritage AH401-524
003 BEAUMONT RAG -2-4 Am.Heritage AH401-524
004 BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG -1-4 Am.Heritage AH401-524
005 FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL -2-3 Am.Heritage AH401-524
006 ARKANSAS TRAVELLER -1-3 Am.Heritage AH401-524
007 ALABAMA JUBILEE -2-4 Am.Heritage AH401-524
008 MAPLE LEAF RAG -2 Am.Heritage AH401-524
009 GREY EAGLE -1-4 Am.Heritage AH401-524
010 PRISONER'S SONG -2-3 Am.Heritage AH401-524
011 BILL CHEATUM -2-3 Am.Heritage AH401-524
012 WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST -1-4 Am.Heritage AH401-524
1979 City Recording Service, Hollywood, CA – Bill Knopf (Bill Knopf [banjo/gt], Vince Gill, Byron Berline [fiddle])
013 GOLD RUSH Ridge Runer RRR-0020
014 TURKEY KNOB Ridge Runer RRR-0020
015 SCOTT JOPLIN'S NEW RAG Ridge Runer RRR-0020
016 BABYFACE Ridge Runer RRR-0020
017 CHEROKEE Ridge Runer RRR-0020
019 BUGLE CALL RAG Ridge Runer RRR-0020
021 SOLDIER'S JOY Ridge Runer RRR-0020
023 TOM AND JERRY Ridge Runer RRR-0020
1983 unknown – Bill Knopf (Bill Knopf [banjo/gt], Howard Yearwood [gt], Paul Reynoso [gt], Kenny Blackwell/Frank Javorsek [mandolin], Carol Yearwood/Jeff D‘Angelo [bass], Ron Davis [drums], Byron Berline [fiddle], Bob Frankot [fiddle], Kathy Craig [piano])
025 TIDAL WAVE First Inversion FIR 001
026 RAWHIDE First Inversion FIR 001
027 RAGTIME DANCE First Inversion FIR 001
028 PACIFIC SWING First Inversion FIR 001
029 LIME HOUSE BLUES First Inversion FIR 001
030 THE ENTERTAINER First Inversion FIR 001
031 GROUND SPEED First Inversion FIR 001
032 STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY First Inversion FIR 001
033 EASY WINNERS First Inversion FIR 001
034 TAKE THE 'A' TRAIN First Inversion FIR 001
035 ENOUGH IS A KNOPF First Inversion FIR 001
036 THE CASCADES. First Inversion FIR 001
1993 unknown – Bill Knopf (Bill Knopf [banjo], Kathy Craig [piano])
037 MAPLE LEAF RAG First Inversion FIR CD 005
038 THE ENTERAINER First Inversion FIR CD 005
039 ELITE SYNCOMATIONS First Inversion FIR CD 005
040 GLADIOLUS RAG First Inversion FIR CD 005
041 ORIGINAL RAGS First Inversion FIR CD 005
042 EASY WINNERS First Inversion FIR CD 005
1994 unknown – Bill Knopf (Bill Knopf [banjo], Kathy Craig [piano])
043 THUNDERER First Inversion FIR CD 006
044 WASHINGTON POST First Inversion FIR CD 006
045 FAIREST OF THE FAIR First Inversion FIR CD 006
046 KING COTTON First Inversion FIR CD 006
047 CORCORAN CADETS First Inversion FIR CD 006
048 SEMPER FIDELIS First Inversion FIR CD 006
2003 unknown – Bill Knopf (Bill Knopf [banjo], Tom Corbett [mandolin], Drew Daniels [bass], George Green [drums], Dennis Fetchet [fiddle], Kathy Craig [piano])
050 BEGIN THE BEGUINE First Inversion FIR CD 007
051 LOOKING ON MY BACK DOOR First Inversion FIR CD 007
052 OH LADY BE GOOD First Inversion FIR CD 007
053 ALABAMA JUBILEE First Inversion FIR CD 007
054 SLIPPED DISC First Inversion FIR CD 007
055 LONESOME FIDDLE BLUES First Inversion FIR CD 007
056 WHEN I’M 64 First Inversion FIR CD 007

American Heritage AH 401-524 Bill Knopf On Banjo: Train 45; Nola; Beaumont Rag; Black Mountain Rag; Foggy Mountain Special; Arkansas Traveller; Alabama Jubilee; Maple Leaf Rag; Grey Eagle; Prisoner's Song; Bill Cheatum; Whiskey Before Breakfast - 77
Ridge Runner RRR-0020 San Andreas Quickstep: Gold Rush; Turkey Knob; Scott Joplin's New Rag; Babyface; Cherokee; Lonesome Fiddle Blues; Bugle Call Rag; The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise; Soldier's Joy; Elite Syncopations; Tom And Jerry; San Andreas Quickstep - 79
First Inversion FIR 001 Pacific Swing: Tidal Wave; Rawhide; Ragtime Dance; Pacific Swing; Lime House Blues; The Entertainer; Ground Speed; Stompin' At The Savoy; Easy Winners; Take The 'A' Train; Enough Is A Knopf; The Cascades - 83
First Inversion FIR CD 005 Bill Knopf Plays Scott Joplin On 5-String Banjo: Maple Leaf Rag; The Enterainer; Elite Syncomations; Gladiolus Rag; Original Rags; Easy Winners - 93
First Inversion FIR CD 006 John Philip Sousa Marches Performed On 5-String Banjo: Thunderer; Washington post; Fairest Of the Fair; King Cotton; Corcoran Cadets; Semper Fidelis; Stars And Stripes Forever - 94
First Inversion FIR CD 007 Begin The Beguine: Begin The Beguine; Looking On My Back Door; Oh Lady Be Good;; Alabama Jubilee; Slipped Disc; Lonesome Fiddle Blues; When I’m 64 - 03

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