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That Dawggone Rag...1913...Maurice K. Smith

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Fred and George Van Eps: profiles in jazz

Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/

Posted by carrie horgan on September 1, 2021 at 17:19 — 5 Comments

Olly Oakley plays Gallopade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvs_pEnVevQ

Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.

Posted by carrie horgan on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

 

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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

That Dawggone Rag...1913...Maurice K. Smith

This is yet another one off rag by a composer about whom I could find nothing. It's very well written and is probably the best of my recent offerings. The staccato passages add something extra but can be played 'straight' without taking anything…See More
Friday
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Tuesday
Alan Jones commented on Alan Jones's video
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Whirlpool Dance

"Thank you. Working on Sunflower Dance as well, and once I have the Trio working smoother I will post it on here."
Monday
thereallyniceman commented on Alan Jones's video
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Whirlpool Dance

"Very good playing and a nice tone too!"
Monday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NING ERRORS, YET AGAIN!!!!
"Jody, You now feel my frustration and pain! The current error "seems" to have been resolved. We have had this error before and my son, David (a web programmer) diagnosed Ning's incorrect up-dating of the "Https security…"
Monday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NING ERRORS, YET AGAIN!!!!
"That message from Ning about "instant bugs" is remarkable for its vacuity and its power to annoy.  How can one answer a question that has no apparent meaning and is presented in a foreign language masquerading as English?"
Monday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

NING ERRORS, YET AGAIN!!!!

I am so sorry to report that NING have again screwed up our website hosting server and this is causing erratic page loading. PLEASE do not use Chrome browser as it seems that Safari, Firefox etc are not experiencing the error. Alternatively try…See More
Sep 20
Alan Jones posted a video

Whirlpool Dance

Whirlpool Dance, played on my Gold Tone AC 1 I changed the tailpiece and strung it with Clifford Essex nylon strings. The odd mistake, but getting there.
Sep 19
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A "NEW" Olly Oakley recording! ... well, new to me!!!
"Just for fun, here's the piano version. Oakley did a great job, fine playing. Thanks Ian!"
Sep 19
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

North Pole Rag...1909...John Lind

Continuing my theme of rags by lesser known composers, this is another good example. Lind is credited with a further 6 compositions, none of which I've managed to locate so far and neither have I found any information about him. The score and midi…See More
Sep 19
carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A "NEW" Olly Oakley recording! ... well, new to me!!!
"It's always exciting when new recordings show up - I love the energy in Oakley's playing."
Sep 18
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A "NEW" Olly Oakley recording! ... well, new to me!!!
"Wow. Thanks, Ian. It almost sounds like he's speaking or singing through his banjo. He's very much at ease here. "
Sep 18
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

A "NEW" Olly Oakley recording! ... well, new to me!!!

What a great lively tune, and fantastic playing.I hope that you agree. :-)See More
Sep 18
Joel Hooks replied to Anthony Douglas Day's discussion Clifford Essex 5 String Banjo??
"Could the rim be upside down?  This is something I see a lot for some reason that I cannot figure out why."
Sep 18
Jim Urbanski is now a member of Classic-Banjo
Sep 18
Richard William Ineson replied to Anthony Douglas Day's discussion Clifford Essex 5 String Banjo??
"A picture or two of the entire instrument, front and back would be helpful."
Sep 18
Anthony Douglas Day posted a discussion

Clifford Essex 5 String Banjo??

Clifford Essex 5 String Banjo”The perch bar is marked “Clifford Essex”. Is this consistent with the way that other banjos were marked. The number of clamping screws on mine is 22. The dimensions are 9 3/8” (23.5mm) diameter across the skin (mm) and…See More
Sep 18
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Uncle Julius Participates..1900..Joseph Spinelli

This is yet another one off composition by an unknown composer. It's a straightforward, simple but melodic cakewalk which it isn't too challenging to play. The second part has a Latin American tempo which gives the tune a nice lift.  The title made…See More
Sep 18
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Sultan's Cakewalk...1900...C. F. Pleininger
"Hi Marc, thanks for your comment, it's well written cake walk but despite my best efforts, I've still been unable to find any info about the composer or the other two published scores.  I'll see if I can find some more banjo…"
Sep 17
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Sultan's Cakewalk...1900...C. F. Pleininger
"Cool tune, well done! I think I've mentioned before that I'm a big fan of the "oriental foxtrot", a craze of the early 20s. All this one needs is a "snake charmer" quote and it would qualify..."
Sep 16
 
 
 

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