Silver Rainbow
Composer: Sonny Osborne ?

Silver Rainbow was played by Jerry Garcia during a banjo lesson / demonstration for Pete Grant at Dana Morgan Music in Palo Alto in April 1964.

Silver Rainbow is a banjo instrumental associated with, and presumably written by, Sonny Osborne. The best known recording of the piece was released on the 5 String Hi-Fi album and on an EP. This was recorded by the Sonny Osborne group in early 1956. This group was Sonny Osborne, Red Allen, Bobby Osborne, Art Stamper and Les Bodine.


no info 5 String Hi-Fi, Sonny Osborne, 1956
no info EP (Hand Me Down My Walking Cane/Jesse James/Swanee River/Silver Rainbow), Sonny Osborne, 1956
no info Pickin' And Pluckin': Bluegrass 5-String Banjo, Stanley Alpine & Tennessee Bluegrass All-Stars, 1960?
no info Bluegrass Spectacular: Nashville U.S.A., Sonny Osborne & his Sunny Mountain Boys, 1963?
no info Progressive Ragtime Bluegrass And Other Instrumentals 2, Roger Sprung, 1964
no info The Early Recordings Of Sonny Osborne, 1952-1953. Volume One, Sonny Osborne, 1979

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