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Jon Bekoff

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.    Miss Moonshine

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1990 Cottrell

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Money In Both Pockets A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Poor Uncle Joe A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Old Kentucky Whiskey A AEAE

1985 Port Townsend

Bell Cow A GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Laughing Boy A GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Camp Chase A AEAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Get Up in the Cool A AEAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Getting Upstairs A AEAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Last of Callahan A AEAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Cattle in the Cane A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Clinch Mountain Backstep A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Gray Eagle A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Never Seen the Like Since Getting Upstairs A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Rattle Down the Acorns A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Jeff Sturgeon A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

George Booker A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Polly Grand A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Cotton Eyed Joe A AEAC#

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Frankie A AEAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Getting George Bush Upstairs A AEAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Georgia Railroad A GDAE

Unknown Year Jon Gems

Durham's Bull A GDAE
Cotton Pickers Rag Bb GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cider Mill D GDAE

2015 Florida

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Days Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Cher Bassette D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

In the Days of 49 D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Watchman Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Green Mountain March D GDAE

2008 Black Creek  AKA Green River March by the Roane County Ramblers

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Davy Davy D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Whoa Mule D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

New River Train D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Goodbye Old Paint D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Stuart's Longbow D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Valley Forge D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Sambo D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Chittenden County Blues D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Dance Boatman Dance D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Old Jake Gilly D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Here Come Jack with a Fiddle on His Back D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Sally's Coming Home D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Tildy Moore & Trude Evans -partial- D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Silver and Gold D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Apple Blossom D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Green Back Dollar D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Old Cumberland D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Soap Suds Over the Fence D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Five Miles From Town D ADAE

1996 Lesson With John

Julianne Johnson D ADAE

1996 Lesson With John

Liza Jane D ADAE

1996 Lesson With John

Dry & Dusty D ADAE

1996 Lesson With John

Bow Legged Irishman D GDAE

2011 At Michaels

Skye Boat Song D GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Tennessee Waltz D GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Cajun Waltz D GDAE

2014 Sept Putnam Fiddlers

Danse Carre D GDAE

2014 Sept Putnam Fiddlers

La Vache Est Morte D GDAE

2014 Sept Putnam Fiddlers

Back Step Cindy D ADAE

1983 Cassette

Golden Slippers D ADAE

1983 Cassette

Sugar Hill D ADAE

1983 Cassette

Slim Gal D GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Julia Waltz F GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Kennedy Rag F GDAE

2014 Sept Putnam Fiddlers

Monroe Stomp F GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Sid Harkreader's Tune G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

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

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Snowbird On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Texas Barb Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Turkey In The Straw G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Jackson Stomp G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Uncle Ned's Waltz G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Sunny Home in Dixie G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Leather Britches G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Kitty Puss G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Hollow Poplar G GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

John Rawls Jamieson G GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Big Footer G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Gimme Chaw Tobacco G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Hollow Poplar G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Lost Girl G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Silly Bill G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Tennessee Breakdown G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

June Apple G GDGD

1996 Lesson With John

Chattanooga G GDAE

1986 Galax

Katy Did Waltz G GDAE

Unknown Year Jon Gems

East Bound Train G GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Pope's Waltz G GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Hen Cackle G GDAE

2015 January - Tanners & Evan Kinney Jam

Liberty Off Of The Corn Liquor Still G GDAE

2015 January - Tanners & Evan Kinney Jam

Sweet Bunch Of Daisies G GDAE

2015 January - Tanners & Evan Kinney Jam

Kenesaw Mountain Rag G GDAE

2007 Brewster, VT

What Are We Going To Do With The Baby O G GDAE

2007 Brewster, VT

Georgia Blues G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Silver Bells G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Listen To The Mockingbird G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Aunt Clara's Waltz G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Negro Suppertime G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Magnolia One Step G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Plaisirs d'Amour G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Un Canadien Errant G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Evening Rainbow Waltz G GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

When It's Springtime in the Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Stag-A-Lee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Texas Fair C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

New Money C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Little Black Mustache C GDAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Ruth's Rag C GDAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Rymer's Favorite C GDAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Captain George Has Your Money Come C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Get Off Your Money C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Indian Ate a Woodpecker C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Paddy Won't You Drink Some Cider C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Sally Ann C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Searcy County Rag C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Flat Footed Henry C GDAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Horseshoe Bend C GDAE

1986 Galax tape / Jon Bekoff, Dirk Powell, Beverly Smith

Honeysuckle Waltz C GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Maysville C GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Wild Irish Rose C GDAE

2014 Fall, Jon, Emily Horne, Rafe Wohlman

Coal Valley C GDAE

2014 Sept Putnam Fiddlers

Take Me Back to Georgia C GDAE

2014 Sept Putnam Fiddlers

Back Up And Push C GDAE

2015 January - Tanners & Evan Kinney Jam

Winona Rag C GDAE

2007 Brewster, VT

Franklin County Blues C GDAE

2007 Brewster, VT

Charleston #2 C GDAE

1990 Cottrell

Pretty Little Dog A Minor GDAE

1990 Cottrell AKA Little Dog

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

La Betaille A Modal GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

No Corn On Tygart A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

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

Pretty Little Indian A Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Kitchen Girl A Modal GDAE

1983 Cassette

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

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

Blue River Train 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

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Blue Bonnet D Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Prairie du Rocher Motion D & A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Brown Button Shoes G & C GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Loch Laven Castle G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Shady Grove G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Dance Terpsichore C & G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

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