This tune, recorded by the Stripling Brothers in New York City on September 10th, 1934, is neither the New Orleans standard Salty Dog, nor its later bluegrass incarnation. It is, however, an interesting tune bearing a heavy ragtime influence, including:

  • A secondary dominant in bar 7
  • Ties across the bar and across beats
  • Syncopated three-note figures

It was released as Decca # 5049, paired with Whiskers.

Salty Dog

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