Roy Clark Shows How A "Good Ol' Boy" Can Play A Mean Guitar ~ Live (1976)
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From the BringBackMyYesterday YouTube channel...Johnny Cash introduces Roy Clark as a "good ol' boy". Then this good ol' boy plays a mean guitar! The excerpt you are watching is from a 1976 television show, "Johnny Cash & Friends". No copyright infringement intended. Thank you for watching my channel. ~DeeZ~ P.S. I believe Roy is playing "Twelfth Street Rag", a ragtime musical composition published by Euday L. Bowman in 1914. From Wikipedia: "The 12th Street Rag" is one of the most famous and bestselling rags of the ragtime era. It was more than 15 years after Bowman composed the song before he actually wrote the music down in manuscript form. He returned to Texas briefly and tried to sell the piece to a company in Dallas. He only had an offer of ten dollars and was told it really wasn't worth publishing. Returning to Kansas City, he sold it to Jenkins Music Company in 1913. The Jenkins company felt Bowman's arrangement was too difficult, however, and hired C. E. Wheeler to simplify it. With a big advertising push, "12th Street Rag" began to sell better. In 1919, James S. Sumner added lyrics. The song was popular with early Kansas City bands and became a huge hit after Bennie Moten recorded it for RCA Victor in 1927, the same year that Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven recorded it. This piece has since become an enduring jazz standard.