Dem Bones Dem Bones

Mike Passerotti's YouTube/Vimeo Video Summary

(Please send additions or corrections to mikepasserotti@hotmail.com )

Rhythm Bones is a musical instrument.  And yet playing bones is a performing art.  Take a walk through videos of many bones artists and discover new styles, new movements, new/old costumes, and new sounds.  I spent some 15 years thinking that bones was only a blues and jazz type instrument.  Thanks to the internet and RBS, the truth is now known that rattling spans every continent, every tonque, every music style.  See what others are playing, and post your own video.  When you post your video, make sure you tell us about it so we can add it to the growing list.

Aaron Plunket
   Bones Intructional Video: Sample excerpt
   World Beat Sample

http://youtu.be/GUv0FXTb47c
http://youtu.be/pC5K67Qpmgg
Ana - Rhythm Bones - El Choclo http://youtu.be/ipXU0mStgiI
Anthony (LimerickLad25) http://youtu.be/Q_cRcZ3No60
Barry "Bones" Patton
   Barry Patton World Class Bones player
   Learning The Bones
   Bones Player
   Playing the 'Bones' - Winfield, KS

http://youtu.be/BDMwl7T6JTk
http://youtu.be/M1SR5qipe8Q
http://youtu.be/Myd-tXLdGg8
http://youtu.be/y3Ie2Yjrz7s
Bones & Bodhran for Black Sails - Bruce Carter, Brad Dutz http://youtu.be/qwMmJfF_xrE
Bones, Jugs and Harmony‏ - Wiggle Ya Bones
at the 6th Annual Chicago Battle of the Jug Bands
http://youtu.be/5F9rc7Wtxyw
http://youtu.be/3Nvb11l6i90
"Dueling Percussion" Boris Sichon & Matt Gordon http://youtu.be/WsKIkZFHiqI
Breandan O Beaglaioch - Hornpipe
Paddy "Sport" Murphy, all Ireland bone playing champion 5 times

http://youtu.be/D4hft4-IxV0
Brothers: Guy and Pip Gillette
Gillette Brothers, Banjo and Bones
http://youtu.be/pkbvBe_sxCM
http://youtu.be/GTSdr1yA0uo
Freeman Davis - Brother Bones Sweet Georgia Brown
   SWEET GEORGIA BROWN Brother Bones 1947 (audio only, but nice picture album)
   Brother Bones Minstrel Show Performance
   Brother Bones - Black eyed Susan Brown (audio only)
   Margie, Fox Trot - Brother Bones & His Shadows 1947
http://youtu.be/vyeKAkMwCpw
http://youtu.be/uPozFeGg7V4
http://youtu.be/le1-YYY80XA
http://youtu.be/EvUI7NzBjeM
http://youtu.be/dY_BckRQRg0
Coleman Country Bodhran school '2011 - David Murphy (bones) &Co
Slides
Reels
Polkas

http://youtu.be/zTrrLyxM5VI
http://youtu.be/msob63g0r84
http://youtu.be/slKF4Yq3uAU
Rhythm Bones Lesson - Abe Doron http://youtu.be/yXUoBjxUMXs
Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) - Instrument Interview: Bones & Banjo http://youtu.be/qor2ib8iXtg
Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops)
   Genuine Negro Jig - Athens
   Carolina Chocolate Drops at IMT
   Carolina Cocolate Drops: Snowden's Jig
   Jammin On The Bones with Jerron Paxton
   at the Rock an Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland
   How to Work the Bones @ Jammin Java
   bones solo on "Cindy Gal"

http://youtu.be/nGzGyLk4pNc
http://youtu.be/DKJHe7XEaW8
http://youtu.be/nliiRDmBbEQ
http://youtu.be/lCLd41AT8cU
http://youtu.be/96r-NzQ3Smc
http://youtu.be/pBIoDmkXyqE
http://youtu.be/Cg0V3ESb2F8
Abe Doron - Bones playing - Rhythm Bones
Rhythm Bones Lesson - Abe Doron
http://youtu.be/KhFONPVBf4k
http://youtu.be/yXUoBjxUMXs
Jason Catron - Kickstarter Demo for Rhythm Bones http://youtu.be/mseZMNmoEVQ
The Chieftains http://youtu.be/WQd51OItvTU
Dave Hare - Camp Lincoln String Band
   "Arkansas Traveler/Turkey in the Straw" Medley
   "Boil em Cabbage Down"
   "Old Dan Tucker"
   Racoon ?

http://youtu.be/kuk13SpbF1c
http://youtu.be/jYXBUAlh_L8
http://youtu.be/uSlJd6eifpE
http://youtu.be/oTj5LcuzQWo
Dom Flemons how to play http://youtu.be/iMokBr9cTxM
Dom Flemons and Rowan Corbett jam on Bones http://youtu.be/oLazWX8uxPU
Dom Flemons with Scott Miller
   unrehearsed
   performance

http://youtu.be/U_ky0FpuhsA
http://youtu.be/7umssbfrSPY
Clif Ervin bones & Chris Coole banjo
   Chris Coole (banjo) and Clif Ervin (master of bones) at MBC
http://youtu.be/lnUjERsFLlo
http://youtu.be/LqH3g6EZvIg
Darrell Flanery http://youtu.be/ADmjFTiUq8w
Skeffington Flynn - Wednesday Night Shedhoppers at the Ridge - Cornbread and Butterbeans http://youtu.be/CQLapvFEBGM
David Holt Folk Rhythms - Learn to Play http://youtu.be/WclGUCAdLh8
Georgie Buck- David Holt's State of Music with Rhiannon Giddens https://vimeo.com/140545843
Ernie Gordon - Amazing bones playing with harmonica
   Ernie Gordon and his Bones
   NHL - H2003 - Carnival of Venice

http://youtu.be/crNpp5zi3kw
http://youtu.be/AJ751Ss6GQ4
Francis Craig and his orchestra - Play Them Bones http://youtu.be/LhS3vQ8xsqI
Doc MacGillicuddy
   Gene, a.k.a. Doc MacGillicuddy On The Bones
   Doc MacGillicuddy - More Bone Action

http://youtu.be/l1cMtDDC7fY
http://youtu.be/jVkwn9wGfrQ
Bones player Gerard 87 years old, from Quebec City, Canada http://youtu.be/jZ23V8kxEPw
Gilles Lapierre http://youtu.be/-GY9l1RuMdA
Bob Goulet http://youtu.be/8R8bYsigclw
George Gilmore - Contestant Plays "Bones" on Amateur Hour http://youtu.be/4lgN7eJinvs
Gil Hibben http://youtu.be/rKUvcEpSxrw
Grandad MacDonald Playin' the Bones http://youtu.be/BjEMzV14HXY
Greg Adams, Carl Anderton, Tim Twiss
   Novice Bones Class (Suwannee Banjo Camp 2012)
http://youtu.be/2x3Ajm4sr7E
http://youtu.be/SI10ZXN7tGg
Greg Burrows
Greg Burrows Bones Solo #2
http://youtu.be/VeZkfp1Asf4
http://youtu.be/3qleGS4Ms1E
Guy Berniquez bones. On air "Jitter Plateau Mont-Royal" composed by Jean-Claude Bélanger and interpreted by Carmen accordion Guérard. For more information: http://espacetrad.org http://youtu.be/RAEH-sgljVo
Hillar Bergman http://youtu.be/0H3TszZGDcA
Hoss
   Hoss on the Rattle Bones 1
   Hoss on the Rattle Bones 2
   Hoss on the Rattle Bones 3

http://youtu.be/1RGMUEGlSpk
http://youtu.be/-4NEr0SI3vc
http://youtu.be/oYyrcTf6D74
James Yoshizawa - Irish Bones Lesson http://youtu.be/hj24257N4GQ
JC Burris http://youtu.be/edX_vVtmdTA
Jes Lund II
   Bones solo by Jes Lund
   Bones solo by Jes Lund II

http://youtu.be/o5Rjd-DAVtM
http://youtu.be/EPZeAMshDtM
Jack Frost
   Jack Frost plays the bones!
   Jack playing the bones

http://youtu.be/4_R9FvUQtGk
http://youtu.be/TOxk5e59vxA
Jean Mehaffey of Florida demonstrates her skill on rhythm bones.
http://youtu.be/PCkEwsnAEjM
Jeff Lefferts
   Ukulele & Bones Ragtime Duet
   Guitar and Bones Duet
   Bones Guy
   Hot Tamales (They're Red Hot) - Ukulele & Bones
   Abbeyfeale 2014 All-Ireland Bones Championship - Reel Set

http://youtu.be/l320W5TQCJk
http://youtu.be/yCFukAxO_aI
http://youtu.be/iAM1aAAzaiA
http://youtu.be/TEWHeWXHsoI
http://youtu.be/K0ZirNHyja0
Steve Levitt - Hambone, Rhythm Bones, Flatfoot Dancing http://youtu.be/thMAWukFWYY
Jerry and Sharon Mescher and Jerry's Sister Bernie Worrell http://youtu.be/RbEEMoKOopo
http://youtu.be/3k7PC5zMwtM
http://youtu.be/SmD0fwV-y6o
The Bones - Octoberfest 2011 - Miami - Bernie Worrell http://youtu.be/OCJojlKatts
Albert Mescher and Jerry Mescher http://youtu.be/FlRG0ANd2yQ
Musical Jim - Triskele Rhythm Bones for Hands-On Playing Every Musical Instrument Museum HOPE http://youtu.be/SiyhX2Hn9b0
John Allin at Cass Country Historical Society
   The Cass County Civil War Kids Club
   Southern Travelers John Allin and James Stanley
http://youtu.be/flT2Uei-CdU
http://youtu.be/-eDtLDFMA5w
http://youtu.be/VJED05Yi9DY
John 'Bones' Nobles and Steve Rattlebrained
Listos: Shave Yo' legs - Swamp Train - Keb' Mo cover
http://youtu.be/zQ_-f3hYHQ4
John Henry Nobles http://youtu.be/ZIFKjBdpYf0
Ken Sweeney http://youtu.be/LRITMKuiwAg
Kenny Wolin
   Performance at Bonesfest X
   @ Bonesfest XI in Milwaulkee

http://youtu.be/gdkBpXTFj2M
http://youtu.be/xRY3VsPD9x8
Ken Wolin and Tim Reilly
   Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport
http://youtu.be/3ILsFuxng54
http://youtu.be/GrP8-npm7BA
Klepperle: Die Stahringer Musig spielt "Böhmischer Traum"
und die Klepperle helfen
http://rhythmbones.com/KlepperleInstruction.html
http://youtu.be/yDWnGDDWQ1w
Kyle Pretzl
   Wood Stove Walk 'Round
   Jammin' with Clarke!
   Buffalo Gals
   Gettysburg Banjo 3 - Old Dan Tucker
   Gettysburg Banjo 4 Where Did You Come From
   Circus Jig
   Lucy Neal AEBG IV
   Jim Along Josie
   Mississippi Rag, early banjo film (1897)
   Rare footage of forgotten Blues duo
   Old Cremona
   The Unique Mazurka, 1892

http://youtu.be/OiHL75zwNvc
http://youtu.be/eMxKfCOh_7M
http://youtu.be/CVYilKX1GXw
http://youtu.be/3OqCRTCFVWc
http://youtu.be/nTR-xRlmb3E
http://youtu.be/jJGLeGA34T0
http://youtu.be/mHN2sBFWMUc
http://youtu.be/_tMQfHjzgDw
http://youtu.be/jwzIkQcJoO4
http://youtu.be/uuurLWh6WKk
http://www.youtube.com/user/oldcremona
http://youtu.be/lgY87Ji1EUs
Mardeen Gordon, expert bones player and maker http://youtu.be/7pWZX1zS6gE
Mel Mercier
   Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Mel Mercier
   Mel Mercier and Gerry Murray playing a polka
   Tommie Cunniffe, Mel Mercier,and Karl Nesbitt
   at Aula Max University College Cork 02.10.09

http://youtu.be/ibjds5PIyMk
http://youtu.be/EDEbaAt0v40
http://youtu.be/aHvi_rNmRu0
http://youtu.be/aiINE4GSHUM
Michael Metzler / Mel Mercier
Mel had been accompanied by Gerry Murray (accordeon),
Michael Metzler (medieval castagnettes) and Thórralf (Bodhrán)
http://youtu.be/QXICzDwCfhE
Michael Baytop & Nicholas Spicer http://youtu.be/OdLRWbCeZi8
Mickie Zekley
Bones & Skin performed by the Zekley Family Band
http://youtu.be/5o69rxh5I10
Mike Passerotti
   Blue Rhythm And Bones Patriotic
   8 Bar Blue Jam
   Harp and Bones - Hen's Cackle
   Nacogdoches Front Porch Jam Session

http://youtu.be/09Vizm7YlxI
http://youtu.be/yqLcvYOGIRg
http://youtu.be/bOFYv4dXzG8
http://youtu.be/jmKpVxB7oJ0
Dan and Mike Passerotti http://youtu.be/WhXsuoEisoM
Mitch Boss
   Bones for Donovan and family
   bones 1
   Philidor Percussion Group with guest

http://youtu.be/du-0rfyxG0I
http://youtu.be/6PZLd-kNb9Y
http://vimeo.com/29967523
Percy Danforth & David Holt
Andy Cohen and Percy Danforth
http://youtu.be/pNEHsVSZ8dI
http://youtu.be/oFvF2vFnU_o
Alan 'Gunga' Purves plays the bones http://youtu.be/k2k_fJVWFGk
Raquy - "The Wish" Music Video http://youtu.be/P1hoRz-Aa2o
Bill Raies Plays the Bones http://youtu.be/phAmsYj4owE
Red-Haired Boy~ St. Patrick's Day 2007 Traverse City MI http://youtu.be/ZmV89u_a-y0
Richard Troon
   RTROON - MUSIC MAN
   Troon & Carr thanksgiving '10
   Troon, Carr & Buster

http://youtu.be/tbJeNKnYa5w
http://youtu.be/vJVTvAvTUeQ
http://youtu.be/GU4IljpPs_0
Rob Folboteur http://youtu.be/OoMULc4QU9Q
Rob Schneider aka "Folboteur"
   Rhythm Quest
   Rhythm Bones Technical Rudiments Tutorial 1
   Rhythm Bones Technical Rudiments Tutorial 2
   Rhythm Bones Technical Rudiments Tutorial 3
   Rhythm Bones Hemiola
   Butter Shakin' Bones
   Rhythm Bones: A-One, and A-Two...
   Rhythm Bones Progress Report 2: Bones are like Salt... in a wound?
   Rhythm Bones: Progress Report 6...All Music
http://www.youtube.com/user/folboteur
http://youtu.be/2KTT-IjlDJU
http://youtu.be/0Kk2YvRAHDU
http://youtu.be/TsMg8Vi8M8w
http://youtu.be/YB1Pv72kJ7I
http://youtu.be/Zql4IbW44SY
http://youtu.be/UvF9lgdRmEc
http://youtu.be/YTnfHwnzNIs
http://youtu.be/0qGKZIGnpgU
http://youtu.be/gy84weMlsTs
Roy Clarke http://youtu.be/Uo4G18MhvdE
Russ Meyers http://youtu.be/SZI_BfnZn40
Scott Miller
   Bones Fest XI D
   Get Up In The Morning/Circus Jig
   Arkansas Traveller
   Old Dan Tucker
   Al Simms' Tune
   Hinton WV Bones Workshop Intro
   Bones Workshop One Hand Style
   Roger Netherton, Jan Marra, Scott Miller: Reel de Montebello
   Roger Netherton, Jan Marra, Scott Miller: The Zipper
   Sweet Georgia Brown with Jan Marra
http://www.youtube.com/user/bonedrymusic
http://youtu.be/3UOhduPeBUQ
http://youtu.be/YFZFOsrYFTY
http://youtu.be/FbMVHmBvj6w
http://youtu.be/4t3iZGU4jLk
http://youtu.be/Wja_RHIUmhs
http://youtu.be/40VxVILWafg
http://youtu.be/e_Q-YN9gIXs
http://youtu.be/u4rUFvFJ6yk
http://youtu.be/suc3baX1DC0
http://youtu.be/Lo9Wt2hCqQY
Scott Miller with the Carolina Chocolate Drops http://youtu.be/7umssbfrSPY
Spike Bones http://youtu.be/FnMegTzLeJ8
Don DeCamp http://youtu.be/vcdCHlJRlRQ
Jonnathan Danforth on fiddle & Dennis Riedesel
   Playing the bones
   The Jethros in "Shake Your Bones", Boney Jethro (aka Jonathan Danforth) on The Bones
http://youtu.be/mqY4dn2bKJA
http://youtu.be/fTHxlpQg_uU
http://youtu.be/UV-NopVYJCY
Steve Brown/Raymond Henry - Part 1 - 2012 All-Ireland Bones Playing
   Steve Brown/Raymond Henry - Part 2 - 2012 All-Ireland Bones Playing
   Steve Brown Plays the Bones
   Steve Brown (bones) and Raymond Henry (flute) Performing in Tubbercurry
   Banjos and Bones - "Cluck Old Hen," "Cold Frosty Morning," Ryan Thomson plays clawhammer style
   Nashua Stroll, Ryan Thomson and Steve Brown - cajun two step
http://youtu.be/LJvE4rslzZA
http://youtu.be/JaY8sit6R30
http://youtu.be/FxIwW3HPNT8
http://youtu.be/bprC7xjzZEo
http://youtu.be/RgsM0WtEJhQ
http://youtu.be/TlR_Dgbe8S4
Steve Rattlebrained Litsios http://youtu.be/T8pWn5fnaNg
Tejoletas
   Escola Virtual de Percussió Ibèrica Capitol 1: Tejoletas
   Tarrañuelas o tejoletas
   tarrañuelas paluek lesson 1
   fandango trikitixa acordeon tarrañuelas paluek bones basque
   tarrañolas
   Tarrañolas
   ritmo jota / fandango de menos a mas

http://youtu.be/dLBqHkDVvoI
http://youtu.be/c-BKbq3yy0M
http://youtu.be/2w1oq3kH16k
http://youtu.be/e7z66w0f734
http://youtu.be/i96za2hyGCo
http://youtu.be/m23ONik3Eyw
http://youtu.be/LBgy8nYrIqo
Tinsmith (Rowan Corbett)
   Pretty Little Indian / Ducks on the Millpond
   Harpers Ferry Violin, Bones and Banjo Workshop Performance
Rowan Corbett and Greg Adams - A Bones Happening at the Board and Brew

http://youtu.be/Gww4Dyoi5-U
http://youtu.be/njAy2TjD1ts
http://youtu.be/3SfPuI7jmXE
Tom Breathe http://youtu.be/5ltzekqKM7k
Rhythm Bones percussion workshop by the "Fiddling Thomsons,"
Newmarket Heritage Festival
http://youtu.be/UQ-upvlVM9U
Vash - Basics of playing the bones http://youtu.be/mU31eqwC3w4
Yirdy "MacBones" Playing 8 bones at Tønder Festival 2012
   Yirdy Machar and Neil Stanford performing Live
http://youtu.be/QCLJXvLKi0U
http://youtu.be/l07z4b1Xeko
Yoppy Kyabetsu
   Froggy went a Courtin' - banjo, ukulele, and bones
   Dem Bones II: Tractor Supply Co. Has Everything!
   dem bones (rhythm bones, that is)
   Banjo Friday 15: Possum in a Well
   Save the Bones for Henry Jones
http://www.youtube.com/user/YoppyKyabetsu
http://youtu.be/ebSBcvj1kD0
http://youtu.be/6cDDURKV7Rg
http://youtu.be/z6U4fe-TyoM
http://youtu.be/0KwYDK7V1TM
http://youtu.be/CXbzkFlndF8
Wayne Jones http://youtu.be/FaK6u91avuQ
Jerry Hines - Silver King Minstrels in Tombstone, AZ
Jerry Hines plays the bones at Bones Fest in Grand Rapids, MI
http://youtu.be/2JEAs4_t2WQ
http://youtu.be/_MDsYEGSpPM
Sky Bartlett http://youtu.be/KtXayGVttm0
Sky Bartlett and Ernie Duffy http://youtu.be/Jp4sVvDfdUQ
Sky Bartlett, Ernie Duffy & Don DeCamp - 3 generations http://youtu.be/ORtSWAfcMcM
Spencer (no bones video yet) http://www.youtube.com/user/plucknpick
Arian - Exploding Stegosaurus Rhythm Bones http://youtu.be/lASDeFNx9m0
James Thorpe http://youtu.be/FoFd2gpIExU
Bill Vits Bones & Drum Kit Workshop - Bones Fest XVII http://youtu.be/taxOrC_VkQ0
Mr. Woods http://youtu.be/VRgW2Oj4uIU
Jack Wardrop - Rhythm bones and clawhammer banjo http://youtu.be/VXtDKNvnz9w
Martin Zak - Kvapem na svatbu - Old-Time Music
Haste to the Wedding

http://youtu.be/mevsGDf41xY
Rhythm Bones - Bones Fest XVII http://youtu.be/QrlM3Jr9uuk
YOTSUDAKE - KIKU NO KAI - FESTIVAL NAKAGUSUKU 2012 http://youtu.be/_q0ZWCH2evc
Oficina de trancanholas, castanholas ou tabuinhas http://youtu.be/6gxqscUrxu0
Esther clase castanuelas http://youtu.be/C3h0tHPRXP0
Marie-Hélène Delavaud-Roux in Euripides, Bacchae, 64-103 with percussion
   Marie Hélène Delavaud Roux, la vigie grecque
http://youtu.be/TlTUVxAwWac
http://youtu.be/-Dq8u6uJU48
Chlefeli http://youtu.be/2stI-_ztw08
Bones Fest VII - Pass Around, Jerry Mescher, Russ Myers, Walt Watkins, Don DeCamp http://youtu.be/JDltZZQAI_s
Inexpensive rhythm bones for teaching workshops, youth groups, etc. http://youtu.be/iZAWDR9fSco
Mosibuebä - Muotathaler-Gäuerler = clapperle http://youtu.be/LqMvkZU60hU
Needs a name
   Piano and Rhythm bones

http://youtu.be/kdeULqfR7jE

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