Maple Leaf Guitar Rag?
March 11, 2009 10:39 PM   Subscribe

Many years ago, late one night in Philadelphia, I heard a cover of the Maple Leaf Rag that stunned me. I never found the artist, nor have I ever heard it again. I'm hoping the hivemind can help. It started out the traditional piano version, and then there was a pause... and it turned into a guitar rock version. I heard it on WMMR at about 1:30 AM in the late 1980s. HAs anyone ever heard of anything like it, and if so, who was the artist?
posted by mephron to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer?
posted by zippy at 11:02 PM on March 11, 2009

No idea, but I found this to be pretty nifty.
posted by Picklegnome at 11:39 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I have no idea, but here's how I tracked down something similar in the past - you need to contact the DJ working at the time. Of course, since we don't really know a specific date, it'll involve a bit of detective work.

Call the station, see if they can give you a name or a list of names of possible DJs from that time. This may require talking to a bunch of people at the station and bribing one or two of them. Track down each DJ and see if they recall the song or if they would know who is the correct person to ask.

Good luck.
posted by unixrat at 7:29 AM on March 12, 2009

Whatever it was, it couldn't have been as jaw-droppingly astounding as this!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:10 PM on March 12, 2009

Response by poster: Zippy: no... it started like that, then turned into guitar rock. It was like it started with Keith Emerson, then turned into Joe Satriani.

Unixrat: mmm. I'll see about doing that. Thank you.
posted by mephron at 9:25 AM on March 13, 2009

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