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The New Ragtime Guitar

David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg
The New Ragtime Guitar

Recorded in 1971, The New Ragtime Guitar represented a new instrumental take on ragtime piano music. While many guitar players had incorporated ragtime pieces into their style, the limitations of a single guitar prevented a faithful recreation of the music originally written for, and performed by, a full piano keyboard. When fellow guitar player Dave Von Ronk suggested that the rags be split into parts for two guitars, Laibman and Schoenberg were able to capture the spirit and preserve the essence of the original piano rags. The liner notes provide further insight into the obstacles the artists faced translating the original piano music into vehicles for a pair of six- string guitars.

Track Listing

101
Maple Leaf Rag David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 2:58
102
Hot Chocolate Rag David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 2:46
103
Stoptime Rag David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 3:07
104
Red Carpet Rag David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 4:15
105
Ragtime Oriole David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 2:45
106
Wedding of the Painted Dolls David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 2:53
201
Kitten on the Keys David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 3:46
202
At a Georgia Camp Meeting David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 1:47
203
Temptation Rag David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 3:15
204
Eccentricity David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 2:37
205
Dill Pickle Rag David Laibman and Eric Schoenberg 2:46

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