Franklin County Blues

As played by the Dixie Ramblers from the Alabama region

Rag in C

From the Deep South Collection

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This is the kind of bluesy ragtime fiddling that I love. There have been multiple groups by the name of Dixie Ramblers, but the group in question was active in Alabama in 1930s. I only know of two recordings by this group, Franklin County Blues and Ridin’ in an Old Model T. The title probably refers to Franklin County in in northwestern Alabama. Beware of some potentially difficult double-stops.


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Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Rags

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