Choctaw County Rag

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CHOCTAW COUNTY RAG. American, Country Rag (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was composed by Chester, Choctaw County, Mississippi, fiddler Will E. Ray, one half of the group The Ray Brothers, along with his brother Vardman on guitar (although there were other brothers in the family as well). The Ray Brothers recorded ten sides in Memphis, Tennessee, on two different dates (months apart) in 1930.
The Ray Brothers


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Recorded sources: - Document DOCD 8020, The Ray Brothers - "Mississippi String Bands, vol. 2" (). Musical Traditions Records ‎104, The Ray Brothers - "Where the Southern Crosses the Dog" (1994. Various artists). Victor V-40313 (78 RPM), The Ray Brothers (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear the Ray Brothers' 1930 recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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Document 8028, The Ray Brothers - "Mississippi String Bands, vol. 2" (reissue).