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
Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Wolves A Howlin A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

West Fork Girls D GDAE

2007 Basement

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Texas Barbed Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Stuart's Longbow A Modal GDAE

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

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Snowbirds On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Single Footin' Horse D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Pretty Polly D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Lonesome Prarie D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

La Betaille A Modal GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Girl I Left Behind Me G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Davy Davy D GDAE

2014 October Party

Davey Davey D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 October Party

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cider D GDAE

2015 Florida

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Chinese Breakdown C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Boys My Money Is All Gone A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Blue River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Barbary Ellen D Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park