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You've Got to Be Modernistic
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; performed by James P. Johnson, 1894-1955; in Early Ragtime Piano (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 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; performed by James P. Johnson, 1894-1955; in Early Ragtime Piano (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins
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Hesitation Blues
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; performed by James P. Johnson, 1894-1955; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz (Folkways Records, 1966), 3 mins

A continuation of Volume 1 (FW00AA1), this archival recording moves into the realm of big band jazz, showing off heavyweights like Muggsy Spanier, Pee Wee Russell, Mary Lou Williams and Art Tatum.

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; performed by James P. Johnson, 1894-1955; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz (Folkways Records, 1966), 3 mins
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Jazz of the Forties, Vol. 1: Jazz at Town Hall
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produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins

Recorded at New York’s famed venue Town Hall in 1946, this album features two bands’ worth of fabulous jazz musicians, including Sidney Bechet, Baby Dodds, Pops Foster, James P. Johnson, Pee Wee Russell and Muggzy Spanier, who mixed themselves together on the night as the mood directed, creating a sonic whole...

produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins
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Carolina Shout
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937-; performed by James P. Johnson, 1894-1955; in Toe Tappin' Ragtime (Folkways Records, 1974), 3 mins
After World War I, orchestras were hot: they provided music for listening and especially for dancing. To meet the demand for popular novelty ragtime tunes, orchestra leaders arranged the complex piano compositions for their ensembles—a creative and complicated endeavor. This recording features energetic perfor...
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937-; performed by James P. Johnson, 1894-1955; in Toe Tappin' Ragtime (Folkways Records, 1974), 3 mins
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