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Early Ragtime Piano

Various Artists
Early Ragtime Piano

This compilation traces the genre's early days in the recording studio. It includes a reissue of the Victor Talking Machine Company's first piano ragtime disc in 1916, as well as several performances of English ragtime. These sides portray the piano in an era when recording technology struggled to capture the instrument's full range.

Track Listing

101
1915 Rag Harry Austin Tierney 2:36
102
The Tramp Rag Joe Batten 2:56
103
Delirious Rag Harry Thomas 2:55
104
Breakin' the Piano Billy James 2:56
105
Monkey Blues Max Darewski 2:26
106
Fine Feathers Willie Eckstein 3:02
107
Spring Feelin' Donald Thorne 2:33
108
You've Got to Be Modernistic James P. Johnson 3:14
201
Frog-I-More Rag Jelly Roll Morton 2:46
202
King Porter Stomp Jelly Roll Morton 2:58
203
Dusting the Keys Harry Snodgrass 3:00
204
Try it and Play It Willy White 2:36
205
Pianola Frank Westphal 3:22
206
Chimes Willie Eckstein 3:02
207
Doing the Dominoes Ronald Gourlay 2:46
208
Dancing Shadows Raie Da Costa 2:55

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