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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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Title Key Tuning Sort descending Notes
Camp Chase A AEAE

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

Old Kentucky Whiskey A AEAE

1985 Port Townsend

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

Chapel Hill Serenade D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Silver Strand G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love F GDAE

2012 Cabin

My Wild Irish Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Hell Up Coal Holler C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Sunny Home in Dixie G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Tildy Moore & Trude Evans -partial- D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Birdie C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

In The Pines D GDAE

2015 Florida

Sally Johnson G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Grand Bois C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Going Across The Sea A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Sambo D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Clinch Mountain Backstep A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Omie Wise D Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Jake Gillie D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

1985 Galax

Birmingham Jail D GDAE

2014 October Party

Black & White Rag G & C GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Boys My Money Is All Gone A Modal GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Cotton Pickers Rag Bb GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Big Footer G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Coleman's March G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Snowbird On The Ashbank G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Cluck Ol' Hen G GDAE

2007 Basement

New Born Blues C GDAE

2014 October Party

Corn On Tire A Modal GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Whoa Mule D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Silver and Gold D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Cleveland's March G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Kitty Waltz D GDAE

2015 Florida

Bull At The Wagon A GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Jolie Blonde G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Too Young To Marry D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Dance Terpsichore C & G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Get Off Your Money C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Roll On Buddy A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

La Cadena D GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Drunken Man's Dream G GDAE

1985 Galax

Cajun Crawl D GDAE

2014 October Party

Mineola Rag D & D & G GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Cotton Eyed Joe A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Pretty Little Indian A Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Gimme Chaw Tobacco G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Folding Down the Sheets D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Spokane Waltz C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ducks On the Millpond D GDAE

2007 Basement

Queen Of The Earth Child Of The Skies D GDAE

2014 October Party

Run Boy Run G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Leather Britches G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Deer Walk D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Maybelle Rag C GDAE

2015 Florida

Turkey In The Straw 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

Texas Fair C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Gray Eagle A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Rome Georgia Bound C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Little Princess Footsteps C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Georgia Camp Meeting C GDAE

1985 Galax

Cajun Tune C GDAE

2014 October Party

Dallas Rag F GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Money Musk A GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Old Jake Gilly D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Green Back Dollar D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Fun's All Over C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stone's Rag C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Ida Red G GDAE

2007 Basement

Springtime In The Rockies C GDAE

2014 October Party

Gilda Roy C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Loch Laven Castle G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Little Black Mustache C GDAE

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

Sid Harkreader's Tune G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

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

My Carolina Girl F GDAE

2015 Florida

Nancy Rowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

La Cassine Special G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ring The Bells D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

New Money C GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Indian Ate a Woodpecker C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Single Footin' Horse D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lonesome Prarie D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lonesome Train G & D GDAE

1985 Galax

Courting Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Kansas City Reel A GDAE

2009 Roundhouse

Fox Chase G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Here Come Jack with a Fiddle on His Back D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Green Fields of America G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Get Along Little Dogies A GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Storms May Rule The Ocean D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Lafayette D GDAE

2007 Basement

Wimbush Rag D GDAE

2014 October Party

Old Joe Clark A GDAE

2014 Jon's House 

Peter Francisco D Modal & D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Ruth's Rag C GDAE

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

Triangle Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land C GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Unnamed Dave Macon Tune G GDAE

2015 Florida

River Stay Away From My Door G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Mamou Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Green Mountain March D GDAE

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

Chittenden County Blues D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Never Seen the Like Since Getting Upstairs A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Wild Wagoner C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Mississippi Echoes C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

My Baby Loves Shortnin' Bread G GDAE

1985 Galax

Courville & Magee Waltz A GDAE

2014 October Party

Christmas Eve D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Hell Bound For Alabama G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Sally's Coming Home D GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Hollow Poplar G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Highlanders Farewell A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Texas Barb Wire G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Six Leaf Clover A Modal GDAE

2007 Basement

Little Sadie D GDAE

2002 Little Sadie

Say Darling Say D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Shady Grove G Modal GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Rymer's Favorite C GDAE

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

Abe's Retreat G Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Last Shot Got Him C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Black Eyed Suzan D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Hell Amongst The Yearling G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Perrodin Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Ragtime Annie D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Paddy Won't You Drink Some Cider C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Tis All Over Now D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Pretty Polly D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Polly Put The Kettle On G Modal GDAE

1985 Galax

Day Of 49 Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Texas Quickstep D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Georgia Stomp F GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Bell Cow A GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Lost Girl G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Hog Eyed Man A Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Western Kentucky Unlimited F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Stovepipe Blues G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Bonsoir Moreau G GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Shooting Creek D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

New River Train D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Cotton Baggin' G GDAE

1985 Galax

Leake County Two Step G GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cumberland Gap G GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Moatsville Blues G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Reno Waltz D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Sleepy Lou C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Prairie du Rocher Motion D & A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Rattle Down the Acorns A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Flower From The Fields Of Alabama C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Robinson County D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Sixteen Days In Georgia C GDAE

1985 Galax

Giddyap Napoleon F GDAE

2014 October Party

Soap In The Washpan C GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Stagalee C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Laughing Boy A GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Old Cumberland Gap D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Eighth Of January D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Blackberry Waltz F GDAE

2015 Florida

Saturday Night Waltz A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Cher Bassette 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.

Goodbye Old Paint D GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Cowboy Waltz D GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Rock The Cradle Lucy D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Give The Fiddler A Dram A GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Waynesboro G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Tes Parent Ne Veulent Me Voir D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Louisburg Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Dance Boatman Dance D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Sally Ann C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Bibb County Hoe Down C GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Safe Harbor Reel F GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Waggoner C GDAE

1985 Galax

Home Town Waltz D GDAE

2014 October Party

Rabbit In The Pea Patch D GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Deep Elem Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Hollow Poplar G GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Silly Bill G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Ain't No Hell In Georgia D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Bright Sunny South A Modal GDAE

2015 Florida

Sail Away A GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Aimer Et Perdre D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Twenty Eighth Of January A Modal GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Poor Uncle Joe A GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Georgia Wobble Blues F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Salt River A Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Santa Fe Folk Fiesta F GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Paddy On The Handcar G Modal GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Tit Gallup Au Point Au Pin G & D GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Over The Waves G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Searcy County Rag C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Carolina Glide D GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle E Minor GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Wild Cat Rag F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Hy Patillion C GDAE

2014 October Party

Sail Away Ladies G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Bath House Blues C GDAE

2008 Black Creek

John Rawls Jamieson G GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Soap Suds Over the Fence D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Baily's Waltz D GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Cider Mill D GDAE

2015 Florida

Moon Behind The Hill G GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Eunice Two Step A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

West Fork Gals D GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Stuart's Longbow D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Captain George Has Your Money Come C GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Greenback Dollar C GDAE

2014 Energy Park

Wild Hog In The Woods F GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Big Eyed Rabbit C GDAE

1985 Galax

Billy In The Lowland G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Tit Gallup Pour Mamou A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Yellow Dog Blues G GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Kitty Puss G GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Ways of the World A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Blue River Train D Modal GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Shippings Port G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Travelers Blues F GDAE

2012 Cabin

Louisiana Breakdown D GDAE

2014 October Party

Leather Breeches G GDAE

2010 Black Creek

Uncle Ned's Waltz G GDAE

2013 Janet Foster House Concert

Brown Button Shoes G & C GDAE

1985 recordings via Meghan

Tennessee Breakdown G GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

Barbary Ellen D Modal GDAE

2010 Roundhouse

Fire On The Mountain A GDAE

2015 Florida

Ducks On The Pond A Modal GDAE

2014 Harry Smith Frolic

Fe Fe Poncho A GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Wish I Had My Time Again A GDAE

2014 Jon's House

Valley Forge D GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Cattle in the Cane A GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side A

Lazy Farmer Boy D Modal GDAE

2014 Energy Park

I Once Loved A Sailor G GDAE

2014 Rosalind's Bench

Coal Miner Blues G GDAE

1985 Galax

Crockett's Honeymoon G GDAE

2007 Black Creek

Valze De Prarie Ronde C GDAE

2009 Champlain with Bob Naess

Davy Davy D GDAE

2008 Black Creek

Blue Bonnet D Modal GDAE

1985 Port Townsend

Apple Blossom D GDAE

1990 Tape from Wendy. Vermont. Side B

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