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August 08, 2006


Stringbean MP3s, Photos and Essays
Stringbean (1915 - 1973) was one of the greatest banjo pickers in recorded history, a top exemplar of the old-timey claw picking. Among other things, he was an influential 1940s member of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. In his latter years, he was one of the original stars of Hee Haw. I also picked one of his songs the official theme song for this MoreThings domain.

Yet for all that, there appears not to be a single Stringbean album in print. That's just wrong, so in the public educational interest, I've got 16 Stringbean mp3s for free download.
Stringbean mp3 downloads:
"There'll Be Moonshine in Them Old Kentucky Hills"
"Give Me Back My Five Dollars" (my favorite Stringbean)
"I'm the Man That Rode the Mule Around the World" I'm particularly amused by the epistemology underlying this song. The narrator offers to prove his claims by beating up anyone who doubts his wild stories.
"Liza Jane"
"Chewin' Chewing Gum"
"Run Little Rabbit"
"Bully of the Town"
"Stringbean and His Banjo"
"Barnyard Banjo Pickin'"
"Old Cumberland Gap"
"Mountain Dew"
"John Henry"
"Pretty Little Widder"
"Tennessee Farmer"
"Banjo Pickin' Girl"
"How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?"

Note that I have these and a bunch more free music on the MoreThings mp3 download page.

Also, I've got bunch of pictures of the old Kentucky wonder from his years on Hee Haw, including his role as the Hee Haw scarecrow. It was his job to scare off all the bad jokes. Tough job, that.
Stringbean as the Hee Haw Scarecrow
Here's some more pictures of Stringbean in action
"Uncle Eph's Got the Coon" Hee Haw Images 2 3 4 5 6 7

You may also find some more Stringbean among the general Hee Haw photos
Hee Haw Photo Gallery 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


posted by Al at 8/08/2006 12:16:00 PM

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