From Cake-Walk To Ragtime 1898-1916

From Cake-Walk To Ragtime 1898-1916

     
 

During its heyday, roughly from the end of the 19th century to World War I, ragtime was a broadly popular musical style that was broadly defined as popular music having a syncopated rhythm. The revivals of ragtime -- especially the renewed interest in the early 1970s occasioned by the use of Scott Joplin's music in the 1973 film The…  See more details below

Overview

During its heyday, roughly from the end of the 19th century to World War I, ragtime was a broadly popular musical style that was broadly defined as popular music having a syncopated rhythm. The revivals of ragtime -- especially the renewed interest in the early 1970s occasioned by the use of Scott Joplin's music in the 1973 film The Sting -- suggested that ragtime was to be defined strictly as an instrumental piano style. However, this French compilation of U.S., British, and French recordings made during the ragtime era seems specifically designed to dispel that impression. Here, rags are played by bands and small groups, on banjos and xylophones, and sung by duos, trios, and choral groups. Big hits of the period, such as banjo player Vess L. Ossman's "A Bunch of Rags" and Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan's version of Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" are included, along with more obscure tracks. Purists might decry such inclusions, maintaining, for example, that "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is not a rag at all. But this collection gives a good sense of what ragtime could sound like in a variety of different settings at the time it was popular. By making available recordings by such significant recording artists of the period as James Reese Europe's Society Orchestra, John Philip Sousa's Band, Charles A. Prince's Orchestra, and Conway's Band, it does a great service.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2002
Label:
Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC:
3448960206723
catalogNumber:
67

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Eli Green's Cake Walk
  2. Cake-Walk
  3. Smoky Mokes
  4. Whisling Rufus
  5. The Cake-Walk
  6. Whistling Rufus
  7. (Unidentified) Cake-Walk
  8. Cake-Walk in the Sky
  9. Saint-Louis Tickle
  10. Dixie Girl
  11. Le Vrai Cake-Walk (The Real Cake-Walk)
  12. Anona
  13. A Bunch of Rags
  14. The Buffalo Rag
  15. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  16. Alabama Skedaddle
  17. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  18. Slippery Place Rag
  19. Black Diamond Rag
  20. Stomp Dance
  21. That Mysterious Rag
  22. Grizzly Bear
  23. Dill Pickles: Hot Stuff Ragtime
  24. Ragtime Frolics
  25. I'll Dance Till de Sun Breaks Through
  26. Oh! That Yankianna Rag
  27. Bacchanal Rag
  28. Too Much Mustard
  29. Down Home Rag
  30. You're Here and I'm Here
  31. Castle Walk
  32. Notoriety Rag
  33. That Moaning Saxophone Rag
  34. Operatic Rag
  35. Raggin' the Scale
  36. Two-Key Rag

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Guillaume Dufay   Clarinet
John Philip Sousa   Conductor
Charles Ford   Cello
Clement Barone   Flute,Piccolo
Georges Jacquemont   Flute,Piccolo
Mark Lyon   Trombone
Metropolitan Orchestra   Track Performer
Guy Shrigley   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
George "Harmonica" Smith   Violin
Fred Van Eps   Banjo
Frank Hughes   Clarinet
James Reese Europe   Conductor
Charles Edward Smith   Cornet
Robert Carr   Vocals
Arthur Collins   Track Performer
Patrick Conway   Conductor
Charles d'Almaine   Violin
Byron Harlan   Vocals
Vess L. Ossman   Banjo
Arthur Pryor   Trombone
Walter B. Rogers   Cornet,Leader
Six Brown Brothers   Track Performer
Len Spencer   Master of Ceremonies
Herbert L. Clarke   Cornet
Felix Arndt   Piano
Ford Dabney   Piano
Simone Mantia   Euphonium
Leo Zimmerman   Trombone
Herman Bellstedt   Cornet
Tom Brown   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Ossman-Dudley Trio   Track Performer
Victor Military Band   Track Performer
Victor Minstrels   Track Performer
Conway's Band   Track Performer
Edward Williams   Trombone
Walter Scott   Violin
Rob Mackenzie   Clarinet
Leonard Smith   Piano
Eddie King   Drums
Howard Kopp   Drums
Buddy Gilmore   Drums
Emil Keneke   Cornet
Atherley   Trombone
Gilbert Barton   Piccolo
Walter Biedermann   Violin
Jean Bobbe   Violin
Boisne   Flute,Piccolo
Olivier Brard   Musical Direction
Vincent Buono   Cornet
Roy Butin   Harp
Edgar Campbell   Clarinet
Jack Charman   Vocals
Louis H. Christie   Clarinet
Sonny Clap   Tenor Saxophone
François Combelle   Saxophone
Herman Conrad   Sousaphone
Harry Cook   Baritone Saxophone
Tracy Cooper   Violin
Herbert Cove   Vocals
Theodore Morse   Piano
William Ditcham   Xylophone
W.W. Donovan   Cornet
Audley Dudley   Mandolin
Harry Finkelstein   Bass Saxophone
Arthur Foreman   Oboe
Otto Winkler   Alto Horn,Tenor Horn
J. Fuchs   Cornet,Alto Horn
Henry Godard   Cornet
W.E. Gordon Walker   Piccolo
Henry Higgins   Cornet
Edwin Hinchcliffe   Bassoon
Frank Kettlewell   Cornet
Bohumir Kryl   Cornet
Lachanaud   Cornet
Ernest Lawrence   Violin
Lelièvre   Saxophone
Jean Lensen   Violin,Leader
A. Levy   Clarinet
Theodore Levy   Violin,Cornet,Leader
Marshall P. Lufsky   Flute,Piccolo
Darius Lyons   Flute,Piccolo
Walter Miller   Vocals
Rouss Millhouse   Cornet
Joseph Moskovitz   Cymbalom
Pietro Nifosi   Cello
Olly Oakley   Banjo
Paradis   Clarinet
Pélissier   Clarinet
S.O. Pryor   Drums
Walter Pryor   Cornet
Frank E. Rechike   Violin,Alto Saxophone
William H. Reitz   Drums
H. Reitzel   Alto Horn,Tenor Horn
Landon Ronald   Piano
Edward Rubsam   Drums
E.W. Rushforth   Drums
Frank Schrader   Trombone
Jesse Stamp   Trombone
Stenosse   Flute,Piccolo
E. Strady   Conductor
A.P. Strengler   Clarinet
Arthur Trempte   Oboe
O. Edward Wardwell   Trombone
James White   C-Melody Saxophone
Billy Whitlock   Xylophone
John S. Cox   Piccolo

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
George Botsford   Composer
Ellis Hudson   Director
Tony Baldwin   Adaptation
Charles Adams Prince   Director
Patrick Frémeaux   Concept
Steven Walker   Illustrations,Photo Courtesy
Archibald Joyce   Director
Claude Colombini   Concept
Olivier Brard   Liner Notes,Text
Julian Jones   Director
Gabriel Parès   Director

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