This transcription is based on a performance by Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters, recorded in New York City on May 14th, 1927. It was released as Brunswick # 179.
Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters were the same group as The Hill Billies. The group’s releases on Vocalion were credited to The Hill Billies, their releases on Brunswick credited to Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters. In many cases, the same recordings were released on both labels, credited to the label-specific moniker.
Johnson Boys, however, is only known to have been released on Brunswick, so it can be said to be by Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters.Johnson Boys