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On the Boardwalk
     

On the Boardwalk

by The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
 
Although ragtime is primarily thought of as music played by solo pianists, during the ragtime era there were many orchestras that performed the lively syncopated style using full orchestrations. In 1985, educator Rick Benjamin accidentally discovered most of the Arthur Pryor Orchestra's

Overview

Although ragtime is primarily thought of as music played by solo pianists, during the ragtime era there were many orchestras that performed the lively syncopated style using full orchestrations. In 1985, educator Rick Benjamin accidentally discovered most of the Arthur Pryor Orchestra's existing library (which was about to be thrown away) and formed the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra in order to bring the music back to life. In addition to a string quintet, the band uses two cornets, a trombone, two clarinets, a flute, tuba, string bass, drums, and percussion on this CD, its recording debut. The colorful charts range from Scott Joplin and W.C. Handy to obscurities, pop tunes of the era, a "George M. Cohan Medley," and "An Operatic Nightmare: Desecration Rag No. 2." This is delightful and timeless music that was almost permanently lost.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/15/1992
Label:
Newport Classics
UPC:
0032466003929
catalogNumber:
60039
Rank:
112279

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Performance Credits

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
John Lambert   Cornet
Robin Carlson   Flute,Piccolo
Joseph Bracchitta   Drums
Daniel Spitzer   Clarinet
Darcy Van Valkenburgh   Violin
Rick Benjamin   Tuba
Eric Degioia   Violin
Erik Charleston   Percussion
Lina Bahn   Violin
Susan Bucknall   Viola
Daniel Davies   Cello
Richard Gradone   Cornet
Daniel Toomey   Trombone
Thomas Vassalotti   Bass
Andrew Simon   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Scott Joplin   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Ray Benson   Composer
George Botsford   Composer
M. Christian   Composer
Daryl Bornstein   Engineer
Jackson Braider   Artwork
John J. Pfuhl   Cover Photo
Rick Benjamin   Director,Liner Notes,Orchestra Director
George Norton   Composer
Tom Turpin   Composer

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