Blue Eagle Rag
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BLUE EAGLE RAG. AKA - "Old Molly Hare." Old-Time, Breakdown. Not a ragtime tune at all, but version of the reel or breakdown "Old Molly Hare." The tune was recorded by the North Georgia band The Skillet Lickers in 1934, played once through in the skit-medley "Prosperity and Politics - Part 1." The title honors the New Deal programs of Franklin D. Roosevelt; a blue eagle was the symbol of the New Deal.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Document Records, The Skillet Lickers, vol. 6.