Category Archives: Ragtime

“Red Wing” / “Rainbow” The Shannon Quartet 1926

“Red Wing” Shannon Quartet June 24, 1926 (Victor 20173-B) Red Wing “Rainbow” Shannon Quartet June 24, 1926 (Victor 20173-A) Rainbow   Here is a record that belongs to a friend who listeners to Radio Dismuke special broadcasts know as “Leslie … Continue reading

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“Slidus Trombonus” Leo Zimmerman 1917

  “Slidus Trombonus” Leo Zimmerman September 21, 1917 (Columbia A2429 mx 77357) Slidus Trombonus   Here is a ragtime era novelty song that I think is fun. The original sheet music for “Slidus Trombonus” included a subtitle “A Trombone Comedy” … Continue reading

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“The King of Rags” – 1907

“The King of Rags” Arthur Pryor’s Band 1907 (Victor 16821-B) The King Of Rags   This nice ragtime piece, subtitled as “A Two Step Oddity” was composed by Sherman Swisher.  As far as I can determine this was the only … Continue reading

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“It’s A Long Way To Berlin” – 1917

  “It’s A Long Way To Berlin” Fred Fairbanks, vocal 1917  (Pathe 20266) It’s A Long Way To Berlin   This weekend was the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which sparked the start of World War … Continue reading

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Ragtime & March From Mexico

  “Yankee Charro Cakewalk” Banda Flamenco Gascón Circa 1908 (Columbia  A 795 mx 5806) Yankee Charro “Emperador March” Banda de Rurales de Pachuca Circa 1907 (Columbia A 795 mx 5784) Emperador March   Here is a fun ragtime recording from Mexico … Continue reading

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Jack Wilson, British Jazz Pianist – 1935

  “Dizzy Fingers – Dizzy Keys” Part 1 Jack Wilson, piano solo 1935 (Regal Zonophone MR 1694 mx CAR 3296) Dizzy Fingers Dizzy Keys Part 1 – Jack Wilsonmap :: {skin:’black’, animate:true, width:’200′, volume:0.6, autoplay:false, loop:false, showVolumeLevel:true, showTime:true, showRew:true, downloadable:false, … Continue reading

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“Yankee Patrol” 1904

“Yankee Patrol” Band 1904 (Standard Disc Record 1795) Here is a one-sided Standard Disc Record that I set aside when I was searching for the 1905 Standard record of “Silver Heels” that I featured on my April 15 posting commemorating … Continue reading

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Performed On The Titanic: “Silver Heels” 1906

  “Silver Heels” Band 1906 (Standard Disc Record 3341) As you may already be aware from the extensive media coverage, this past evening was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.   A number of songs have been documented … Continue reading

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Mr. William Ditcham – Ragtime Bell & Xylophone Solos

“Sweet Jasmine” Mr. William Ditcham, Bell Solo circa 1910 – 1911 (Jumbo A 22195 mx LX01444) “Laughing Ben” Mr. William Ditcham, Xylophone Solo circa 1910 – 1911 (Jumbo A22194 mx LX01445) This record comes from the collection of my friend … Continue reading

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“Whistling Rufus” & “Down South”

“Whistling Rufus” International Novelty Quartette 1930 ( Zonophone 5566 mx Yy18249) “Down South” International Novelty Quartette 1930 (Zonophone 5566 mx Yy18246) Here is a very charming British salon music record I recently acquired.  My guess is the International Novelty Quartette consisted … Continue reading

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