T&T Rag (Also known as T&T Polka) was written by Tony and Terry Ludiker – the A Part by Tony, and the B Part by Terry if I remember correctly. They had just written this tune before I showed up at Tony’s house and of course, I asked Tony to teach it to me.
He consented to teach me the tune provided that I didn’t play it at Weiser before he did. Of course, I agreed. I had scheduled it as my 3rd round tune of choice, and since I didn’t make it that far, I didn’t get to play it at Weiser, but it was an honor to have had the opportunity to be one of the first people to learn this cool tune.
Regarding the name and whether it’s a polka or a rag, I remember that Tony originally called it T&T Polka, after asking Clair Lundin what kind of tune it sounded like to him, and Claire called it a polka. When it was published, it was published as T&T Rag. Either way you call it, it’s a heck of a cool tune.