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Gordon Dando and William Ball.
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So in memory of Gordon Dando, and in the wake of his funeral yesterday in England, I’ve transferred and am posting here what must be among, if not the most, ultra-rare recordings of William Ball,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by F. Chris Ware Nov 14, 2016.

All our problems are solved!
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Once more, thanks to S. S. Stewart!1949, and a last gasp for the Stewart name about which I was not previously aware. (Joel, do you have one of these in your collection?) It has a "pilot light." (No…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Sep 18, 2016.

Horace Weston, W. P. Dabney, Sweeney, et al.
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Here’s a short but fascinating and I think extremely pertinent article by Wendell Phillips Dabney (1865-1952), who was an African-American string performer, composer and teacher from Richmond,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Jun 30, 2016.

Merry Christmas to Ian, The Really Nice Man.
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Here’s a holiday wish (and especially a big thank-you) to the administrator of this site, Ian, for maintaining such an impeccably polite, richly informative and overall welcoming ePlace to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jan 5, 2016.

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John Cohen and F. Chris Ware are now friends
Jun 28
F. Chris Ware replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
"Hi All, As one who also tries to pledge fealty to How It Really Was, I’m attaching here a photo which perhaps you can make use of in your talk, Tony, of (I think) Louis Mitchell’s Jazz Kings with perhaps Vance Lowry seated holding a…"
Aug 29, 2018
F. Chris Ware replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Courtesy of the late Trebor Tichenor, here’s a 1959 photograph of Darch onstage in Sedalia (in full 1950s ragtime regalia — “Chicken Inspector?”) with, rather amazingly, an elderly and dignified Arthur Marshall, Scott…"
May 10, 2018
F. Chris Ware replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Hi Joel, Well, I’ve always sort of wondered that myself, which is why I posted all of this. Though again, Bob was a good friend who truly loved the music and respected the composers — which is why it seemed odd whenever he appeared to…"
May 10, 2018
F. Chris Ware replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Hi Jody, Beats me, though in ragtime circles, where in the finest compositions such as Scott’s (and Joplin’s, Lamb’s and Arthur Marshall’s) the “left hand” can carry countermelodies and carefully constructed…"
May 10, 2018
F. Chris Ware replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"So I haven’t posted here for a while, but given the topic, I thought I’d offer some interesting (but rather lengthy — sorry) details about the composition of “Calliope Rag,” given that it’s happily become…"
May 9, 2018

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At 19:11 on March 5, 2013, Randall Ferguson said…

Sorry Chris. It sold right away. Just curious, are you in the US or the UK?


At 12:00 on October 8, 2015, Joel Hooks said…

Hi Chris, thanks for sharing all the fantastic stuff with us!   A while ago you posted the Weston supplement to the SSS Journal.  I am attempting to put together the complete run of Journals and do not have that issue.  Any chance you wold be willing to share?

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