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Blue Rags

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Fusing vintage affects which range from ragtime to bluegrass to golf swing — and topping everything off with a wholesome dosage of punk attitude — the Blue Rags were formed in Statesville, NC in 1990 by vocalist/guitarist Scott Sharpe and vocalist/pianist Jake Hollifield, a set of local art college students. Stand-up bassist Expenses Reynolds signed on the year later, with his recommendation the group enlisted drummer Mike Rhodes; the 1996 addition of guitarist Aaron “Woody” Real wood finished the Blue Rags’ line-up, as well as the band’s boogie-woogie punk audio earned a significant cult following through the entire south because of a relentless touring plan and openign times for the like-minded Southern Tradition within the Skids and Squirrel Nut Zippers. Upon putting your signature on to Sub Pop, the Blue Rags released their 1997 debut LP Rag N Move; Eat at Joe’s adopted two years later on.

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Full Name The Blue Rags
Music Songs Be My Salty Dog, Not Gonna Be Around Here, Three Night's Experience, Billy Goodbye, Sister Kate, Bourgeois Blues, Bootlegger Blues, Been Through That Before, Circus Song, All You Despise, Ragtime Band, Can't Tie That Knot, High Down Low, Dr. Jazz, I Got Rhythm, Freight Train, When I Fall, Baby Back, American Man, Movin' On, Hard Times, First Time, Jet Set, Bye Bye, My Life
Albums Rag-N-Roll, Eat at Joe's


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hoodlum Saint 1946 Fishface
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood 1945 'Rags' Ragland (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Her Highness and the Bellboy 1945 Albert Weever
Anchors Aweigh 1945 Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
The Canterville Ghost 1944 Big Harry (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Meet the People 1944 Mr. Smith (as 'Rags' Ragland)
3 Men in White 1944 Hobart Genet
Whistling in Brooklyn 1943 Chester Conway (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Girl Crazy 1943 'Rags' (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Du Barry Was a Lady 1943 Charlie / Dauphin (as 'Rags' Ragland)
The War Against Mrs. Hadley 1942 Louie (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Panama Hattie 1942 Rags (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Somewhere I'll Find You 1942 Charlie, the Masseur (uncredited)
Maisie Gets Her Man 1942 Ears Cofflin (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Sunday Punch 1942 'Killer' Connolly
Born to Sing 1942 'Grunt'
Whistling in the Dark 1941 Sylvester Conway (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Ringside Maisie 1941 Vic (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Hats and Dogs 1938 Short
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935 Acting Troupe Member (uncredited)

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Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girl Crazy 1943 performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited
Du Barry Was a Lady 1943 performer: "Friendship" 1939
Panama Hattie 1942 performer: "Fresh as a Daisy" 1940, "Good Neighbors" 1942 uncredited

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