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A different version of Ragging the Scale than the one in the Original Recordings library marked as Van Eps Banjo Orchestra. I wonder who the other musicians were - sounds like plectrum or tenor banjo.
I believe that is FVE's brother Bill on the other banjo. The sax is likely played by Nathan Glantz. I'm not sure if I hear a piano in there...but if so, it would have probably been Frank Banta. They also used Eddie King on drums and a xylophonist (Joe Green) on some recordings of this period (still called the "Van Eps Banjo Orchestra" though).
Thanks Marc - interesting link. Reading the BMG, this is the time of the 'dance craze' with smaller bands (sometimes called a Ragtime Sextette) using banjo, trap dums, and other instruments like mandolin, sax or piano. Great fun.
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