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Ragtime Piano: Days Beyond Recall
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produced by Trebor Tichenor (Folkways Records, 1979), 46 mins

Blessed by ragtimer Eubie Blake, Trebor Tichenor plays the “real stuff.” Rags, Tichenor comments, “retain strong ties to the country”—maintaining notably midwestern and southern roots—and are characteristically endowed with folk strains “ebullient” or “ribald,” “wistful” or “bitterswee...

produced by Trebor Tichenor (Folkways Records, 1979), 46 mins
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George Hicks, Ragtime: Tickled Pink
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1983), 41 mins

A young George Hicks turns out crisp ragtime, premiering pieces by William Rowland, Arthur Schutt and Mak Janza and playing pieces by Roy Bargy, Zez Confrey and Billy Mayerl.

produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1983), 41 mins
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W. C. Handy Blues: As Sung by His Daughter Katharine Handy Lewis in Traditional Style
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1958), 31 mins

Katherine Handy Lewis intended this album as a surprise for her father W.C. Handy, often remembered as the "Father of the Blues." Having grown up with his style of music, she reproduces it better than anyone. The album features the classics "Memphis Blues" and "Chantez-les-Bas," and Ms. Lewis is accompanied by Jam...

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1958), 31 mins
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The History of Jazz
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produced by Peter F. O'Brien, 1940-2015 (Folkways Records, 1978), 36 mins

On this album, Mary Lou Williams presents a history of jazz in speech and in music, from meditations on learning ragtime and blues as a child to performances of her own compositions, including "Night Life," which was captured on her first recording in 1930 and became a Kansas City classic.

produced by Peter F. O'Brien, 1940-2015 (Folkways Records, 1978), 36 mins
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Early Ragtime Piano
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 47 mins
This compilation traces the genre's early days in the recording studio. It includes a reissue of the Victor Talking Machine Company's first piano ragtime disc in 1916, as well as several performances of English ragtime. These sides portray the piano in an era when recording technology struggled to capture the in...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 47 mins
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