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King Records Trivia: Maxi-Tweets

Fun Facts & Trivia —  Top Tweets from King Records Month 2018 As with the previous piece (“King’s Jazz Legacy“), it seems silly to keep all this rich history from last year’s King 75th Anniversary tucked away in a file attachment.  One year later, it has become increasingly obvious that

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"Steel Guitar Rag"
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(Please Not) “Steel Guitar Rag”

Just when you thought you couldn’t take another version of “Steel Guitar Rag” — a song that is widely attributed to Leon McAuliffe but is actually an adaptation of Sylvester Weaver‘s “Guitar Rag” from 1927 [as noted by Deke Dickerson in his Merle Travis biography, Sixteen Tons] — this 1959

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"Steel Guitar Stomp"
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It’s True: Noel Boggs Once Played on a King Record

Hank Penny‘s first recording session for King Records took place at the Wurlitzer Music Company in Cincinnati sometime mid-1944.  Roy Lanham — pioneering guitarist who was too “hillbilly” for the jazz crowd and too “jazzy” for country fans — would play on this session, as well as Louis Innis, it’s

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"Mountain Mambo"
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“Mountain Mambo”: Latinbilly

Joe Goldmark is not only a musician but also a scholar, whose International Steel Guitar and Dobro Discography – “a resource book that attempts to list every steel guitar and Dobro instrumental ever recorded” – is a fascinating reference tool for those interested in Syd Nathan’s King Records legacy. Jerry

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