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
Old Kentucky Whiskey A AEAE

1985 Port Townsend

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Loch Laven Castle G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Wolves A Howlin A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Kitty Puss G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Single Footin' Horse D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Lonesome Prarie D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Shady Grove G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Barbary Ellen D Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Davy Davy D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Blue Bonnet D Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

New River Train D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Boys My Money Is All Gone A Modal GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Cotton Pickers Rag Bb GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Stuart's Longbow A Modal GDAE

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

Pretty Polly D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Goodbye Old Paint D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Chinese Breakdown C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cider Mill D GDAE

2015 Florida

Pretty Little Indian A Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Poor Uncle Joe A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stuart's Longbow D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Blue River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Valley Forge D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Sid Harkreader's Tune G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

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

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sambo D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

La Betaille A Modal GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Dance Terpsichore C & G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Snowbird On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Texas Fair C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

New Money C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Chittenden County Blues D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Uncle Ned's Waltz G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Sunny Home in Dixie G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Prairie du Rocher Motion D & A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Whoa Mule D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Texas Barb Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Dance Boatman Dance D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Leather Britches G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert