Rambler's Rag

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RAMBLER'S RAG. Old-Time, Country Rag. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A fast, bluesy ragtime tune from Bill Boyd's [1] Cowboy Ramblers, and early Western Swing group from Texas, with Art Davis on fiddle. The piece was composed by Davis, and recorded at the Texas Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, in August, 1934. Not to be confused with "Blue Ridge Rambler's Rag," a different tune recorded in 1929 (Brunswick 346) by H.M. Barnes' Blue Ridge Ramblers.

Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers

Source for notated version: Ruthie Dornfeld [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 109.

Recorded sources: Bluebird 5740 (78 RPM), Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers (1934). Bluebird AXM2 5503, "Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers" (1975). Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers - "Saturday Night Rag 1934-36 Volume 1" (2005).

See also listing at:
Hear Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers' recording on youtube.com [2]

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