Lone Star Rag (1)

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LONE STAR RAG [1]. AKA and see "Stone's Rag." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCB. This tune, recorded in 1940 by Texas fiddler Bob Wills, proved popular and has since been in the repertoires of many Texas fiddlers. It appears to be a close variant of Oscar Stone's composition "Stone's Rag," with improvisations.

Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, L.A., 1944



Source for notated version: Cecil Snow (1918-1991, Oklahoma/Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 131.

Recorded sources: Columbia 37749 (78 RPM), Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (1940). Cecil Snow - "The Country Boys, Sounds from the Ozarks" (c. 1989. Privately issued cassette).

See also listing at:
See a clip of the Playboys performing the tune from a 1940's B Western [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]




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