Jon Bekoff

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Jon Bekoff (1959-2015) was a generous teacher and patient mentor to lovers of Old Time music. Although Jon never made commercial recordings, he profoundly influenced and inspired Old Time musicians throughout the US and even internationally, particularly after he permitted YouTube documentation of his music. Much of the music shared here was collected or recorded by Nate Paine, Jon's protege and closest jamming partner during Jon's last decade. We students and friends of Jon wish that ALL recordings ever made of him could be posted here, publicly, free, and downloadable - as an archive for posterity and most importantly, for future learning. Because the recording settings were largely informal, private lessons or jams, we have opted to leave out the names of Jon's accompanists, listing only the tune name, key, session location and year. The intention is to allow Jon's music to inspire others, with the hope that others might also contribute private recordings of Jon that are not listed here, even if the accompanists might sound imperfect.    Moonshine

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Title Key Tuning Notes
Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Barbary Ellen D Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Blue Bonnet D Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Blue River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Boys My Money Is All Gone A Modal GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Chinese Breakdown C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Chittenden County Blues D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Cider Mill D GDAE

2015 Florida

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cotton Pickers Rag Bb GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Dance Boatman Dance D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Dance Terpsichore C & G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Davy Davy D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Goodbye Old Paint D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Kitty Puss G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

La Betaille A Modal GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Leather Britches G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Loch Laven Castle G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Lonesome Prarie D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

New Money C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

New River Train D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Old Kentucky Whiskey A AEAE

1985 Port Townsend

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Poor Uncle Joe A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Prairie du Rocher Motion D & A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Pretty Little Indian A Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Pretty Polly D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Sambo D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Shady Grove G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Sid Harkreader's Tune G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

1st tune on Uncle Dave Macon's The Girl I Left behind Me

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Single Footin' Horse D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Snowbird On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Stuart's Longbow A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House - According to Nate Paine this is Jon's modal version of Stuart's Longbow.

Stuart's Longbow D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Sunny Home in Dixie G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Texas Barb Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Texas Fair C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Uncle Ned's Waltz G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

Valley Forge D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Whoa Mule D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Wolves A Howlin A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek