Steemit Open Mic - Semana 130 - Dueling Banjos (Cover mandolin)

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Un cálido saludo musical.


"Dueling Banjos"

is an instrumental composition by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, composed in 1955 for banjo under the title Feudin' Banjos and incorporating Yankee Doodle riffs. Smith recorded it for a four-string banjo accompanied by musician Don Reno on the five-string bluegrass banjo.

Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell's version reached number 2 for 4 weeks on the 1973 Hot 100, all behind Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly With His Song, and first for two weeks in the same year on the contemporary adult music list.1

The song became famous when it was included in the 1972 film Deliverance, which was the origin of a lawsuit by the composer as it was included without his permission. A cover by Steve Ouimette (with electric guitars, bass and drums) was included as downloadable content in the Guitar Hero World Tour video game. The group Toy Dolls also included it in their album Absurd-Ditties.
Use in Deliverance
In the film Deliverance, Billy Redden appears in a scene playing it together with Ronny Cox who accompanies him on guitar. Redden plays the role of a retard with an extraordinary ability to play the banjo. However, since Redden could not play the banjo, a local musician Mike Addis hid behind Redden and played the piece.2 Two young musicians, Ron Brentano and Mike Russo, had been hired to play his adaptation for the film, but other performers were eventually chosen.3

Dueling Banjos" arrangements for the film were made by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell and included in their soundtrack.4 The omission of credits for Smith as a composer resulted in a claim that Smith finally won, receiving credit and royalties.

I am not a specialist in Bluegrass but I like this musical genre and with all respect to the cultors and artists of the people who interpret this beautiful, genre here I bring you my version.

With affection.

My video in Youtube


"Dueling Banjos" es una composición instrumental de Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, compuesta en 1955 para banjo bajo el título Feudin' Banjos e incorporando riffs Yankee Doodle. Smith lo grabó para un banjo de cuatro cuerdas acompañado por el músico Don Reno en el banjo de cinco cuerdas de bluegrass.

La versión de Eric Weissberg y Steve Mandell alcanzó el número 2 durante 4 semanas en el Hot 100 de 1973, todo detrás de Killing Me Softly With His Song de Roberta Flack, y el primero durante dos semanas del mismo año en la lista de música contemporánea para adultos.1

La canción se hizo famosa cuando fue incluida en la película de 1972 Deliverance, que fue el origen de una demanda por parte del compositor, ya que fue incluida sin su permiso. Una portada de Steve Ouimette (con guitarras eléctricas, bajo y batería) se incluyó como contenido descargable en el videojuego Guitar Hero World Tour. El grupo Toy Dolls también lo incluyó en su álbum Absurd-Ditties.
Uso en Deliverance
En la película Deliverance, Billy Redden aparece en una escena tocando junto a Ronny Cox que lo acompaña en la guitarra. Redden juega el papel de un retardado con una extraordinaria habilidad para tocar el banjo. Sin embargo, como Redden no podía tocar el banjo, un músico local, Mike Addis, se escondió detrás de Redden y tocó la pieza.2 Dos jóvenes músicos, Ron Brentano y Mike Russo, habían sido contratados para interpretar su adaptación para la película, pero finalmente se eligieron otros intérpretes.3

Los arreglos de "Dueling Banjos" para la película fueron hechos por Eric Weissberg y Steve Mandell e incluidos en su banda sonora.4 La omisión de créditos para Smith como compositor resultó en una reclamación de que Smith finalmente ganó, recibiendo créditos y regalías.

Con cariño.

¡Gracias por tu tiempo!

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