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Posted By: Bobpickle Can You Name These Rags? - 02/02/15 02:39 AM
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/video/11022432-getting-answers-road-tour-lincoln/

Pardon the ads and slow news-cycle story, but I digress - can you please help me identify either of the two piano rags that start after about :27? Thanks!
Posted By: Whizbang Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/02/15 03:09 AM
Originally Posted by Bobpickle
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/video/11022432-getting-answers-road-tour-lincoln/

Pardon the ads and slow news-cycle story, but I digress - can you please help me identify either of the two piano rags that start after about :27? Thanks!


I don't recognize either rag.

The second, in particular, has an unusual tonality to it that seems more novelty-like (Orientalism?) or maybe modern composition meant to evoke an old style.
Posted By: Stubbie Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/02/15 03:44 AM
Hey, Bob, good to see you posting again! I asked my spouse, who plays almost exclusively ragtime, and he didn't recognize them.
Posted By: Rerun Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/02/15 12:42 PM

Hey Bob, I think I've heard the second one, my aunt may have played it waay back when i was a kid. I'll email the link to my 93 yo mom to see if see knows the title.
Posted By: Rerun Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/02/15 12:53 PM
Here's an old James Booker student playing it and that is the name of the tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8DPNrrXdx0


Scenic version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhc1tAGUqJ8
Posted By: Bobpickle Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/04/15 03:39 AM
Originally Posted by Whizbang
Originally Posted by Bobpickle
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/video/11022432-getting-answers-road-tour-lincoln/

Pardon the ads and slow news-cycle story, but I digress - can you please help me identify either of the two piano rags that start after about :27? Thanks!


I don't recognize either rag.

The second, in particular, has an unusual tonality to it that seems more novelty-like (Orientalism?) or maybe modern composition meant to evoke an old style.


Thanks for trying. When I thought of asking around for help, you were actually the first to come to mind being a "rag connoisseur."

Originally Posted by Stubbie
Hey, Bob, good to see you posting again! I asked my spouse, who plays almost exclusively ragtime, and he didn't recognize them.


Thanks, good to see you're well - and thanks for asking.

Originally Posted by Rerun
Here's an old James Booker student playing it and that is the name of the tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8DPNrrXdx0


Scenic version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhc1tAGUqJ8


Thanks for the effort Rerun, but both pieces I was referring to were in the same video on the town of Lincoln, California. I think you mistook the video of Makoto Ozone in my signature as a second video! That said, I enjoyed both of the videos nevertheless - thanks.
Posted By: Whizbang Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/04/15 04:20 AM
Originally Posted by Bobpickle
Thanks for trying. When I thought of asking around for help, you were actually the first to come to mind being a "rag connoisseur."


Thanks!

I recommend looking up Perfessor Bill Edwards on the Internet. If it's a classic rag, there's a huge chance he'll know.

If not, he has a Facebook page with a gazillion ragtime fans and, if it's a known, classic rag at all, there will probably be someone who knows.
Posted By: Forrest Halford Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/04/15 01:31 PM
Bob,

Good to see you posting again as well. I hope life is rewarding for you!

Sue Keller made a post in the Joplin recital thread, so her email might be available. I'm on a short leash today or I would look for it myself.

Forrest
Posted By: jotur Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/04/15 03:00 PM
hv, a PW member, is Sue's husband. He also owns Ragtime Press, and maybe thru their website or a pm to him. . .

Cathy
Posted By: Derulux Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/12/15 04:21 AM
Bob, sorry this took me a while. The first was familiar to me, but I wasn't able to place it for the longest time.. I must have spent hours listening to rags to try and jog my memory. But it hit me today. It's called the "Bargain Basement Rag" by the Ragtime Players. (Good luck finding a recording.. it's not a mainstream rag, and the version in the video was jazzed up a bit.. it's not quite the original.)

Unfortunately, I've no idea what the second is. I couldn't place the notes I did hear, and the rest was really too difficult to hear properly. Wish I could have helped on both!
Posted By: Whizbang Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/12/15 06:21 AM
Wow. Great catch, Derulux.
Posted By: Derulux Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/12/15 06:19 PM
Thanks! smile

I found this.. if you have itunes, you may be able to listen to it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vintage-piano-styles/id957050546.

Edit: I don't have itunes, so I can't confirm this..
Posted By: Bobpickle Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/18/15 04:10 PM
Originally Posted by Derulux
Thanks! smile

I found this.. if you have itunes, you may be able to listen to it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vintage-piano-styles/id957050546.

Edit: I don't have itunes, so I can't confirm this..


Me neither, but Amazon had the same album (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SEE25VQ/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp) and the preview confirmed it was the same piece. Nice pull Derulux. Thanks a bundle! The second piece is also from the same album immediately following the first piece, titled "Camelback Rag."

Well I know what I'll be listening to at work all day. Can't thank ya enough heart
Posted By: Derulux Re: Can You Name These Rags? - 02/18/15 04:37 PM
Awesome! Hey, we got both nailed down! smile
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