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Ragtime CDs


THAT DEMON RAG!
American Popular Music From The Ragtime Era
THAT DEMON RAG!
WFR493
 

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rick Benjamin, Director

A wonderful recreation of the standard American "theatre orchestra" popular from the 1880's through the early 1920's by this talented ensemble of director Rick Benjamin's Juilliard colleagues. Before the time of recorded soundtracks, these orchestras were vital accompaniments for vaudeville, operetta, musical comedy and later, the emerging medium of motion pictures. Turn down the lights and enjoy the show.

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Contents
Muslin Rag  
Melancholy Baby  
That Hindu Rag  
A Cakewalk Contest  
The Favorite  
Shadow Time  
Ragtime Travesty on "Il Trovatore"  
Ghost Dance  
The Bullfrog Blues  
Bombs and Bullets  
Smiles and Chuckles  
The Dallas Blues  
That Demon Rag  
Chevy Chase Fox Trot  
Great Scott Rag  
The Booster  
Palm Leaf Rag  
Spirit of Independence  
They Didn't Believe Me  

KNOCKOUT DROPS
American Popular Music From The Ragtime Era
KNOCKOUT DROPS
WFR494
 

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rick Benjamin, Director

In an abandoned warehouse in 1985 Rick Benjamin discovered the long-lost collection of standard American "theatre orchestra" scores once belonging to Victrola recording star Arthur Pryor, and with it the inspiration for the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (PRO). Mr Benjamin gathered Juilliard colleagues to perform these turn-of-the-century treasures, and the PRO was born. This CD is an entertaining testimony to the rich heritage of American theater, cinema and dance orchestra traditions.

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Sound Samples
Contents
Knockout Drops  
At A Georgia Campmeeting  
The Persian Lamb Rag  
Cornetski - A Trumpet Tantrum  
Peg O' My Heart  
The Kansas City Blues  
Liberty Bell March  
Glances  
Some Jazz Blues  
The Peacherine Rag  
Drumology  
Stop It!  
'Till The Clouds Roll By  
Alkali Ike Rag  
Waiting For The Robert E Lee  
The Teddy Bear's Picnic  
Lucy's Sextette  
I Ain't Got Nobody  
Scott Jolin's New Rag  
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland  
General Mixup