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WEST VIRGINIA RAG. Old Time, Breakdown. A tune called "West Virginia Rag" was recorded for OKeh Records by Logan, West Virginia, native Frank Hutchison [1] (1891-1945) in 1927. Hutchison's tune, played on guitar, is an instrumental version of another Hutchison song, "Coney Isle."

Source for notated version: Henry Reed (1884-1968, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia) [Jabbour].

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: County Records, Frank Hutchison - "Old-Time Music Of West Virginia, vol. 1" (1999, various artists). OKeh 45083 (78 RPM), Frank Hutchison (1927). Rounder C 11565, Allan Jabbour - "Rounder Fiddle" (1990). Rounder 0024, "Hollow Rock String Band" (1974. Learned from Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Va.).

See also listing at:
Hear Henry Reed playing the tune, recorded by Alan Jabbour in 1966 [2]
See/hear the tune played by Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman on [3]
Hear Frank Hutchison's "West Virginia Rag" on [4]

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