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Down in Jungle Town
Tom Stuip & Jimmy Mazzy
"2012 Boston Banjo Bash"
Filmed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012 at the "Boston Banjo Bash" featuring Tom Stuip plectrum banjo,
and Jimmy Mazzy tenor banjo, accompanied by Hans de Bruijn piano, and Ad Houtepen bass sax.
Co-hosted by Stephen Caddick the 2012 Boston Banjo Bash convention had a turn out that including a number of prominent pickers such as Massachusetts native Jimmy Mazzy and internationally renowned banjoist Tom Stuip.
These two banjo icons got together for this unforgettable virtuoso performance which luckily enough was captured on video for posterity.
*"Down in Jungle Town" was composed by Theodore Morse, with lyrics by Edward Madden in 1908 and has since become an instrumental standard performed by many.
Theodore F. Morse was a piano player and violinist who worked as a Tin Pan Alley songwriter often collaborating with his wife and lyricist Alfreda "Theodora" Strandberg Morse.
Edward Madden was a New York City native who eventually became a prominent lyricist of the Broadway stage. He began his career writing for singers including Fanny Brice among other vaudevillian acts and wound up as an inductee to the American Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
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