The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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IN REFERRING TO MEDICAL PATIENTS, IF ONE IS CONSIDERED
MENTALLY UNBALANCED, HE IS SAID TO BE A "GORD" AT
VANDERBILT HOSPITAL AND CENTRAL STATE HOSPITAL.
Submitter comment: A GOURD IS HOLLOW
|Subject headings:|| Person / Nickname|
Date learned: 06-15-1973
TWO CALABASHES CANNOT REMAIN ON THE WATER WITHOUT TOUCHING EACH
Where learned: WEST AFRICA
|Subject headings:||PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor|
The article studies three historical traditions of the banjo, the folk, minstrel popular, and classical.
Traditions of the banjo are characterized by:
a) The ways in which knowledge of the banjo was transmitted.
b) Closeness of the performer or craftsman to his audience or clientele
c) Self-perceived relation between the craftsman or musician to other crafstmen or musicians.
Exact origins of banjo unknown. Possible from West Africa with slaves.
Earliest banjo was made from a gourd.
Frets introduced in the 1860's and 70's
Peak of development (quality) in 1920's
Data entry tech comment:
Motifs added by TRD
|Subject headings:||ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Wood Gourd|
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Musical instrument