Ta-ra-ra-Boom-de-ay!


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Ta-ra-ra-Boom-de-ay!

The Heftone Banjo Orchestra

Brian Thomas Hefferan, Director

The Heftone Banjo Orchestra plays a rollicking selection of old chestnuts.

The Tunes:

The Compact Disc is available for sale at Elderly Instruments.

Listen to all of these tunes radio-style by clicking on this playlist.

Banjo On My Knee - Better known as Stephen Foster's "Oh Suzanna". All banjos want this song played on them, and I do my best to oblige.
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Hot Time in the Old Town - Hot in 1886, still hot today.
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Buffalo Gals - An old-time favorite. This version was inspired by my friend Dorsey Lawrence, who at the age of 96 is still the liveliest banjo player I ever heard.
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Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! - (composed by Richard Morton) Enormously popular in the early 1890s. If you want to sing along, the words to the chorus are: "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay! Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay!".
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In My Merry Oldsmobile - A jaunty waltz about a fellow winning the heart of the one he desires.
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Epley Breakdown - An original piece by myself, played here on a Gretsch banjo ukulele.
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Pop Goes the Weasel - This great jig has been in repertoire of countless fiddlers for many generations.
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Ragtime Annie - An old-time fiddle piece fingerpicked here on the banjo ukulele in a medley with another standard tune, Soldier's Joy.
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Yankee Doodle - A very old and very catchy tune.
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Dan Hefferan's Jig - This tune has been played in my family for generations. Dan Hefferan was the name of my grandfather and great-great grandfather, both fiddlers.
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Can-Can - The famous high-stepping cabaret number.
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Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here ...what the deuce do we care...
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Aloha Oe - One of the most beautiful and haunting of melodies. This is how banjos sound when they cry.
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