Today I have found two different Mandolin Boogies at youtube.
The first version was recorded by the Armstrong Twins in 1946. The Armstrong Twins were one of the successful duos who sang country songs with guitar and mandolin. Other duos were The Monroe Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Homer and Jethro or Lonzo and Oscar.
The Mandolin Boogie by the Armstrong Twins is a song, but the mandolin has an important and interesting part in this song.
Armstrong Twins – Mandolin Boogie (1946)
Another video that I found was the Mandolin Boogie by Arthur Smith. Smith – mainly known as a singer and guitar player – switched to the mandolin for this interesting instumental – and he plays this very well!
MANDOLIN BOOGIE – ARTHUR (Guitar Boogie) SMITH.
There are some other videos of Smiths Mandolin Boogie at youtube. The following version was played by a mandolin player named Tonidoro. He obviously lives in France, but he might be of Italian origin – some of his music sounds indeed much more Italian than French.
MANDOLIN BOOGIE ( solista al mandolin Tonidori )
all’accompagnamento Michel Butticee-Luca Buttice Mandolin Boogie
Enjoy the versions of the two Mandolin Boogies!
Playlist Mandolin Boogie
Wikipedia about the Armstrong Twins (eng.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Armstrong_Twins
Wikipedia about the Armstrong Twins (eng.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_%22Guitar_Boogie%22_Smith
youtube channel of Tonidori: http://www.youtube.com/user/tonidori
Homepage of Tonidori: http://www.tonidori.com/