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
Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Old Kentucky Whiskey A AEAE

1985 Port Townsend

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Wolves A Howlin A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Poor Uncle Joe A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cotton Pickers Rag Bb GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Chittenden County Blues D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Whoa Mule D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Dance Boatman Dance D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Davy Davy D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

New River Train D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Cider Mill D GDAE

2015 Florida

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Goodbye Old Paint D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Stuart's Longbow D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Valley Forge D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Sambo D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Uncle Ned's Waltz G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

Sunny Home in Dixie G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

Leather Britches G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Texas Barb Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Kitty Puss G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Sid Harkreader's Tune G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

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

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Snowbird On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

New Money C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Chinese Breakdown C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Texas Fair C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Stuart's Longbow A Modal GDAE

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

Boys My Money Is All Gone A Modal GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Pretty Little Indian A Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

La Betaille A Modal GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Single Footin' Horse D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Barbary Ellen D Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Lonesome Prarie D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Pretty Polly D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Blue Bonnet D Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Blue River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Prairie du Rocher Motion D & A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Loch Laven Castle G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Shady Grove G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Dance Terpsichore C & G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse