The Rambler Trio featuring Arthur Smith recorded Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie" in 1945. Composer Smith and his "Cracker-Jacks" issued another version in 1948.

Frank Virtue and Arthur Smith served in the Navy together and Frank's group, The Virtues (Frank Virtue, Joe Vespe, Kevin Kaplin, John Renner and Jimmy Bruno), hit the top five in 1959 with "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" supposedly recorded in the basement of Frank's home.