The Lewis Brothers recorded Bull at the Wagon at a July 11, 1929 session in El Paso. Sadly that was the only known session for the duo. It’s a pity because Bull at the Wagon is a charming and energetic recording.

The tune itself is fairly simple, composed of three strains in A Major, played AABBCC. Fiddler Dempson Lewis plays a nearly unbroken string of sixteenth notes in the A strain, consistently pushing the beat. This contrasts nicely with guitarist Denmon Lewis’ s relaxed accompaniment. The resulting performance sounds like it’s ready to burst from its seams at any moment.

Bull at the Wagon

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