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KANSAS CITY RAG. Old-Time, Country Rag. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CC'DEE'. The tune was one of '100 essential Missouri tunes' listed by Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden. North-central Missouri fiddler Frank Reed's (1904-c. 1985) "Massa Bill" or "Mossy Bill" is a cognate tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Pete McMahan (1918-2000, Montgomery County, Mo.) [Milliner & Koken]. McMahan was one of the finest "Little Dixie" style fiddlers in Missouri, and a frequent state champion fiddler.

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 354.

Recorded sources: - Marimac 9038, Dan Gellert & Brad Leftwich - "A Moment in Time" (1993, Learned by Leftwich from Ray "Pick" Johnson of Big Springs, Mo.). Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association 002, Taylor McBaine (b. 1911, Columbia, Mo.) - "Boone County Fiddler." Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers' Association, Pete McMahan - "Kansas City Rag." Voyager VRCD 366, Pete McMahan - "Pete McMahan: 40 Old Time Gems."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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