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Eric Weissberg
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Musician
    (August 16, 1939- )
    Plays banjo, guitar, bass guitar, pedal steel guitar, dobro and mandolin
    Recorded the albums 'Folk Blues Styles' (1963), 'New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass' (1963), 'Rural Free Delivery' (1973), 'Dueling Banjos: From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deliverance' (1973) and 'Banjo Jamboree' (1996)
    Recorded the single 'Dueling Banjos' (1973)
    He is a one-hit wonder.
    Thanks to 'Deliverance,' his hit is mainly associated with inbred hillbillies making Ned Beatty squeal like a pig.
    The composer of 'Dueling Banjos,' Arthur Smith, had to sue to get songwriting credit and royalties.
    Despite the 'From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' subtitle, the 'Dueling Banjos' album was actually 1963's 'New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass' with the hit single tacked onto it.
    He played on albums not just by the expected folk/folk-rock performers (Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, John Denver, Peter Paul & Mary) but also on records by Talking Heads and jazz musicians Bob James and Herbie Mann.
    His song 'Shuckin the Corn' was sampled by the Beastie Boys.
    He performed in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth at Riverside Church in New York City (2009).

Credit: C. Fishel


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