: Thanks for the post, great stuff. If I recall
: Arthur Smith had the copy right on the song
: and won a hefty lawsuit...
I was an acquaintance of Arthur and his brother Ralph....they were all very talented musicians. Yes, Arthur won a lawsuit from Warner Brothers in the range of 10 million dollars for the infringement of his song.
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: Through the years, the Kingston Trio has
: blest with great banjo players, starting
: with Dave and ending with George. All were
: so good the group was the first 5 string
: banjo players inducted into the American
: Banjo Hall of Fame (ahead of Earl Scruggs
: who was second).
: There is a banjo song in Deliverance (played
: with a banjo and a guitar) called Dueling
: Banjos. This was actually a song written by
: Arthur Smith and played by Arthur and Don
: Reno back in 1955 called Feuding Banjos.
: This probably the best banjo song of all
: time. It is played on a tenor banjo and the
: five string. (These two have to be elected
: into the HoF). It is definitely worth a