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
Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Give The Fiddler A Dram 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

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wolves A Howlin A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Boys My Money Is All Gone A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Davy Davy D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

West Fork Girls D GDAE

2007 Basement

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Cider D GDAE

2015 Florida

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Davey Davey D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Snowbirds On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Texas Barbed Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 October Party

Girl I Left Behind Me G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

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

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

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

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Ducks On The Pond A Modal 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.

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

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 River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse