Having heard this rollicking 1925 piano solo by Seger Ellis years ago on an a radio interview with him, always wanted to find the 78 - Victor 19952 - and finally got a poor copy at a collectors' fair yesterday. It doesn't seem to be on YouTube, so upload this until a better version turns up. Of course, he is best known as a singer - initially OKeh's answer to Victor's Gene Austin - but Ellis continued to record piano solos for some time. They were usually slow blues pieces, with the exception of his own 'Shivery Stomp'. This record is, I think, possibly unique in preserving what we might call a Western 'saloon bar' style of loose, lilting playing, which probably largely died out in the late 1920s or early 1930s. It was revived in the late 1940s and has flourished in the U.S.A. & elsewhere ever since. This side, IMHO, is a genuine example of the 'original thing'?