Guitar Rag

You should hear this; one of the first instrumental blues tunes ever recorded. It’s by guitar-player Sylvester Weaver back in 1923. I’ve played this tune for many years:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plsT3v5tlg4&w=425&h=349]

Later there was this classic version by Leon McAuliffe:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBwet13bAUo&w=425&h=349]

A touching comment from Leon’s daughter, copied from Youtube:

I think the video is early 60’s. Because Dad didn’t wear the fancy uniforms till then. I remember when he first got them it made a real buzz around the house everyone had a funny opinion of them. It was such a change from the normal band uniform. Thank you for posting these video’s I have enjoyed each one. From Leon’s daughter Lucy.

Listen to country singer Barbara Mandrell playing the tune, just tearing it up on steel guitar:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2M_J16z9sk&w=425&h=349]

Larry

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