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The “12th Street Rag” is famous as a showpiece for fleet-fingered ukulele players, including Johnny Marvin, Roy Smeck, and many others who would wow audiences with high-octane renditions.

For Throwback Thursday, we offer this version, from an as-yet unidentified player, that stands out for its sheer daring and about-to-come-off-the-rails speed.


Want to work on your own version? Check out Marcy Marxer‘s lesson on how to play it.

Beginner Ukulele Lesson: Getting Off the Page Will Instantly Improve Your Playing