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
Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Chinese Breakdown C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

La Betaille A Modal GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Pretty Polly D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Girl I Left Behind Me G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Texas Barbed Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Blue River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Wolves A Howlin A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

West Fork Girls D GDAE

2007 Basement

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Snowbirds On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cider D GDAE

2015 Florida

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Davey Davey D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Stuart's Longbow A Modal GDAE

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

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 October Party

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Boys My Money Is All Gone A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Single Footin' Horse D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Davy Davy D GDAE

2014 October Party

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Lonesome Prarie D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

Barbary Ellen D Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek