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:

Later there was this classic version by Leon McAuliffe:

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:



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