The New Orleans Hop Scop Blues..1923..George Washington Thomas.

Here's something you wouldn't expect to hear played on the banjo, it's reputed to be the first published boogie woogie composition, a style pioneered by G.W Thomas and his brother Hersal. Originally written as a song, I've arranged it as an instrumental from the piano score by mixing and matching the piano LH and RH. The second part beginning at measure 31 is my approximation of boogie woogie. Thomas was a successful musician, songwriter and music publisher and a full bio can be found on either Wikipedia or Bill Edward's rag piano site. The score and MP3 will be added to the library later...Steve. 

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