I've been listening to Soldier's Joy from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Dirt, Silver and Gold album. It was originally on the album Will the Circle be Unbroken. Could someone please help identify the instruments and musicians on the song? I think I'm hearing in the song three instruments - two banjos and a finger-bass. According to the album info, this should be Earl Scruggs on one banjo, and John McEuen on the other.
The banjos sound different, one brighter than the other. McEuen is supposed to be on Uncle Dave Macon's banjo. Is Scruggs' the brighter one?
What is history of Macon's banjo ? (type, current owner) ?
Who's on the bass?
Where was this recorded?
Any other info would be appreciated.