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Ragtime Piano Originals: 16 Composer-Pianists Playing Their Own Works

Various Artists
Ragtime Piano Originals: 16 Composer-Pianists Playing Their Own Works

Catchy melodies, individual interpretation, and flashy technique epitomize "novelty" ragtime, a style of ragtime that emerged after World War I. This recording features "the effervescence of authentic ragtime" through virtuosic performances by composer-pianists, and includes a rare solo by Clarence Jones, one of the few black musicians to record novelty rags.

Track Listing

101
Blaze Away Mike Bernard 2:43
102
A Classical Spasm Harry Thomas 3:34
103
It's a Peach Malvin M. Franklin 2:07
104
Nigger's Hop Joseph Batten 2:45
105
Tantalizing Tingles Mike Bernard 2:22
106
Modulation Clarence Jones 3:19
107
Unknown Rag n/a 2:16
108
Butter Scotch Willy White 3:10
201
Upright and Grand Frank Banta 2:49
202
The Boston Trot Sid Reinherz 2:55
203
Peanut Cackle Frank Herbin 2:38
204
Whippin' the Keys Sam Goold 2:53
205
That Futuristic Rag Rube Bloom 2:47
206
Crooked Notes Jean Paques 2:59
207
Fire Crackers Donald Thorne 2:40
208
Piano Puzzle Arthur Schutt 2:53

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