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So here's one of James Scott's famous piano rags, Ragtime Oriole, as arranged and played by Fred Van Eps, which has been painstakingly transcribed from the Great Man's recordings by Ian Holloway and Jody Stecher, being butchered by Yours Truly.
This arrangement's most appealing (or appalling, depending on your point of view) feature is that it is in the original key of A flat, which is ungodly to play on the banjo but which retains the original colour, unlike many of the transposed arrangements out there.
It's far from perfect, but then again, perfection is for the Rubik's Cube logicians and girls who tie ribbons on their banjos. I am imperfect by deed and by nature.
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