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OSAGE STOMP. American, Country Rag (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. "Osage Stomp" is Texas fiddler Bob Wills (1905-1975) adaptation of "Rukus Juice Shuffle", recorded in 1932 by the Alabama Rascals[1] , also known as "Rukus Juice and Chitlin", recorded by the Memphis Jug Band. Wills revised and modified the tune, and recorded it with an expanded band that included horns and steel guitar. Fiddler Jesse Ashlock, who also played fiddle with the band, and did most of the swing fiddling on the recording, made in Dallas, Texas, September, 1935. The session was almost abruptly cancelled by Wills when producer Art Satherley, already thrown off when he had expected a simple string band, took exception to Wills trademark "hollering" and vocalized asides. Steel guitar player Leon McAuliffe recalled the moment Satherley stopped the recording to chastise Wills:

“Is that right? Okay!” Turning to the Playboys, Bob angrily declared, “Pack up! We’re going home!”

“No, Bob, I don’t want you to go home. I want you to make records for us!”

“You hired Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and Bob Wills hollers anytime he feels like it and says whatever he wants to say! Now if you want to accept that, Mr. Satherley, we’ll do it. But if you don’t, we’re going home!”


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Recorded sources : - Vocalion 03096 (78 RPM), Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (1935).

See also listing at :
Hear Wills' 1935 recording at Slippery Hill [1] and youtube.com [2] Hear the Alabama Rascal's 1932 recording of "Rukus Juice Shuffle") at Soundcloud [3]



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  1. The Alabama Rascals were also called Memphis Night Hawks and Roy Palmer's Alabama Rascals. "Rukus Juice Shuffle" was released on Banner 32434-A (78 RPM), May, 1932. Roy Palmer was the trombone player for the group, and Big Bill Broonzy was the fiddler.