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Ragtime #1: The City - Banjos, Brass Bands, & Nickel Pianos

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Ragtime #1: The City - Banjos, Brass Bands, & Nickel Pianos

As it did with blues and jazz, the early recording industry missed the beginnings of ragtime. Luckily, the burgeoning player piano industry produced ragtime tunes on paper rolls, and these rolls augment the recordings we have. This collection presents ragtime played on piano rolls as well as on instruments like the banjo, which were suitable for early recording processes.

Track Listing

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Contentment Rag Steve Williams 2:41
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102
Oriole Rag Fred Van Eps and Frank Banta, Sr. 2:45
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103
Buffalo Rag Vess L. Ossman 2:11
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104
Original Rags Machine-cut piano roll 3:47
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105
Operatic Rag Joseph Moskovitz 2:36
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106
Notoriety Rag Fred Van Eps and James Lent 2:58
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107
Frog Legs Rag Machine-cut piano roll 3:26
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201
St. Louis Tickle Ossman-Dudley Trio 3:01
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202
Railroad Rag Prince's Band 2:45
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203
Tickled to Death Prince's Band 2:59
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204
Springtime Rag Vic Meyers and His Orchestra 2:58
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205
Frog-I-More Rag Jelly Roll Morton 2:43
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206
Original Tuxedo Rag Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra 2:42
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Sic 'Em Tige The State Street Ramblers 2:58
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