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St. Louis Rag..1903..Tom Turpin (New arrangement)

The spectacular rendition of this tune by Jerron and friends inspired me to have a second look at an arrangement that I wrote some years back. I've simplified it somewhat by stripping out most of the chords and adding one or two amendments in some…See More
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Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Cottonfield Capers (A Kentucky Coon Hop)...1901..Wm. Christopher O'Hare
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Cottonfield Capers (A Kentucky Coon Hop)...1901..Wm. Christopher O'Hare

This is my take on a tune that had previously been arranged by George Lansing, his arrangement in both A and C notation can be found in the library. I wrote my arrangement based around the piano score and I took a fresh look at it by adding some of…See More
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Jerron Paxton, Frank Fairfield & Zac Sokolow perform St. Louis Rag. This piece was composed in 1903 by Tom Turpin.Filmed, recorded and edited by David Bragge...
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Mop Rag..1909..Helen S. Eaton
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Mop Rag..1909..Helen S. Eaton

This is a very well written one off composition by a composer about whom I've found no information. From the first section and its repeats, you could call this hoe down meets ragtime! It's one of my current favourites and is worth a listen and play.…See More
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