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
Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Texas Barbed Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stuart's Longbow A Modal GDAE

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

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 October Party

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Girl I Left Behind Me G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Wolves A Howlin A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

West Fork Girls D GDAE

2007 Basement

Blue River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Davy Davy D GDAE

2014 October Party

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Snowbirds On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Cider D GDAE

2015 Florida

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

La Betaille A Modal GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Davey Davey D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Boys My Money Is All Gone A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Single Footin' Horse D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Barbary Ellen D Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Lonesome Prarie D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Chinese Breakdown C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Pretty Polly D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench