Hawkins' Rag

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HAWKIN'S RAG. Old-Time, Country Rag. USA. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by mandolin player Ezrz "Ted" Hawkins, a sometime member of the north Georgia stringband The Skillet Lickers. The band went through several personnel changes, and when "Hawkin's Rag" was recorded in March, 1934, for Columbia Records the lineup consisted of Gid Tanner, son Gordon Tanner, Ted Hawkins, and guitarist Riley Puckett.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 132.

Recorded sources: Folkways FA 2397, New Lost City Ramblers- "vol. 2". Folkways FTS 31041, New Lost City Ramblers- "On the Great Divide". Bluebird 5435-A, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers (North Ga.) {1934} [Hawkins was a mandolin player who sometimes played with the band].

See also listing at:
Hear the Skillet Licker's 1934 recording on youtube.com [1]




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