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A fun ragtime piece recorded first by the great Fred Van Eps This is my first attempt - excuse the minor mind blank.
To keep Joel's temperature down :-) This is an old one, from a time when Fred Van Eps and Vess Ossman were one and the same person in my mind, apparently! 13 years ago. Not perfect, by any means, but not bad.
The Lansing info came from our very own Marc Smith on Banjo Hangout.
Yes, it's just a Rag, not Ragtime, despite being ragtime.
I agree with everything you say in that second paragraph.
George Lansing arranged a medley of popular ragtime songs title "Rag Pickings" and is totally different from this.
According to people who knew FVE, FVE claimed that he was given this piece "by a guitarist". That is all we have regarding who composed it.
Good to know.
BTW, there was a typo in the published score. Line 3, measure 1, the F should be sharp (and line 7, measure 1- page 2 line 3, measure 1). FVE would correct people's copy for them.
Yes, I vaguely remember someone telling me that after I did the video 13 years ago, possibly yourself, Joel.
Mea Culpa. I think I conflated the two. My transcription says "George Lansing, arr. Fred Van Eps". The original dots say "arr. by Fred Van Eps".
Heck, I can't even find a copy of Lansing's tune...I know I have it somewhere.
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