Elite Syncopations: Favorites from the Ragtime Era
Label: Rivermont Records
1. Ragtime Soldier Man (1912) by Irving Berlin2. At A Georgia Camp Meeting (1897) by Kerry Mills3. Elite Syncopations (1902) by Scott Joplin4. You’re A Grand Old Flag (1906) by George M. Cohan5. Charleston Rag (c. 1899) by Eubie Blake6. Floatin’ Down To Cotton Town (1919) by F. Henri Klickmann7. Semper Fidelis (1888) by John Philip Sousa8. Fido Is A Hot Dog Now (1914) by Raymond Walker9. The Entertainer (1902) by Scott Joplin10. He’d Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile) (1913) by Maurice Abrahams11. Grace and Beauty (1909) by James Scott12. The Silver Swan (c. 1914) by Scott Joplin13. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1911) by Irving Berlin14. Desecration Rag (Rag Humoresque) (1914) by Felix Ardnt15. Delectation: Valse Hesitation (1914) by Walter Rolfe16. Jazarella (1919) by Larry Briers17. Alabama Jubilee (1915) by George L. Cobb18. Beale Street (1917) by W.C. Handy19. Oh Slip It Man: Trombone Novelty (1916) by N.C. Davis20. Frog-I- More Rag (c. 1908) by Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton21. At The Moving Picture Ball (1920) by Jos. Santly22. Tiger Rag: Jazz One Step (1917) by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Ragtime, the uniquely American, syncopated musical style, captures the energy and romanticism of life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On this, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra’s third album, we seek to explore some of America’s most celebrated ragtime-era works, alongside forgotten and rediscovered favorites, performed as audiences would have heard them over a century ago. Featuring twenty-two (22) numbers (70 minutes), this album premiers several never- before recorded orchestrations besides classics by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and the creators of America’s first popular music. Andrew Greene, director of the PRSO, contributes a 24 page booklet of liner notes on the tracks, including rare photographs, sheet music covers, and more. Featuring Max Keenlyside, pianist, and William Edwards, vocalist.