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Zesyun

Black Butterflies - Schwarze Schmetterlinge - Zwarte Vlinders

Key: A minor

See also: Schmetterling - Edvard Grieg [Jul 11]

Structure: INTRO AA BB A CC BB

An inspired A-section leads to a most lyrical B-section, a highpoint in his rags.

Original key: C Major.

Scandalous Thompson [Nov 14]
Dill Pickles [Apr 26]
A Black Smoke [Nov 08]
Cum Bac Rag [Apr 30]

Structure: INTRO AA BB A CC INTERLUDE-C '[INTERLUDE-C]

A marvelously polished and original rag concept for 1899.
The A-strain was quoted ten years later bij classic rag composer James Scott in his A-section of 'Great Scott Rag'.[Nov 11]
C-section is the most clever use of stop-time in a piano rag, making it difficult for the ear to perceive just where C begins and ends, thus the CC part of the rag one hears as a seamless continuum.
The overall structure was in the march-cakewalk traditional which was not frequently used in rags, probably because it is rather lengthy.

Original key: G major
'Scandalous' was a word to express appreciation.

Apple-Jack [Nov 15]
Dill Pickles [Apr 26]
A Black Smoke [Nov 08]
Cum Bac Rag [Apr 30]

Key: G Major

Wunderbar ! Wunderbar ! What a perfect night for love
Here am I, here you are
Why, it's truly wunderbar!
Wunderbar ! Wunderbar ! We're alone and hand in glove
Not a cloud near or far
Why, it's more than wunderbar

Oh, I care dear for you madly
And I long dear for your kiss
I would die dear for you gladly
You're divine dear and you're mine dear

Wunderbar ! Wunderbar ! There's our favorite star above
What a bright shining star
Like our love is wunderbar !

Structure: INTRO AA BB CC [B]B

A lovely rag filled with Scott's reworking of favorite ragtime devices.
The first two measures of A are identical with the opener of Chas. L. Johnson's 'Scandalous Thompson' of 1899.[Nov 14]
The B-section contains another variation of Joplin's B-section to 'Maple Leaf Rag', with the Scott echo effect interwoven.
The C-section has the interesting device of alternating the syncopation between the right and left hands, the bass in syncopated octaves similarly done in 'Kansas City Rag'.

"The Memphis Blues" is a song described by its composer, W. C. Handy, as a "southern rag".

Subtitled "Mr. Crump", "The Memphis Blues" is said to be based on a campaign song written by Handy for Edward Crump, a mayoral candidate in Memphis, Tennessee.

[Source: Wikipedia].

Structure: INTRO VAMP AA BB [C]C [D]D INTRO VAMP A

An imaginative Folk rag essay all in one key, but one which achieves surprising variety.
The introduction and vamp are extended ideas which leave no doubt that the home key is G major.
Section-A has syncopation crossing the bar line, a rarity in early rags, and has a rather complex stop-time ending.
Section-B, by contrast, uses a different syncopation and shorter phrasing.
Section-C is a buck-dance executed with careful dynamics in the call-and-response pattern.
Section-D has the cleverest harmonies, bringing in the relative minor (E).

Apple-Jack [Nov 15]
Scandalous Thompson [Nov 14]
Dill Pickles [Apr 26]
Cum Bac Rag

Structure: INTRO AA BB CC B[B]

A beautiful A-section flows directly into an imaginative B-section which teases with its insistent melody trying to escape from its confines.
The C-section is brilliantly original in phrasing which creates 1-measure breaks, such as jazz bands were to do on recordings ten years later.
Original key: C Major

Structure : INTRO AA BB A CC

Tempo di Drag

Key: Eb Major - Ab Major

Structure: AA BB A TRIO

Key: C Minor

Original key : D minor
Two Step and March.

We'se g'wine to have a spree - Come jine the Jamboree
Swell coons of high degree - Won't miss dis grand occasion
Check razors at the door - Don't bring them on the floor
If you get gay you'll be arrested sho's you born!

...which may be sung ad lib.

Intermezzo Indienne

Key: G Major

Allegretto - D minor
Marche Funèbre pour une Marionette - Cortège - Procession - Stoet
Abridged version

Reminding you of ...

Structure: INTRO AA B A TRIO A

Key: C Major

Modulation not in original score ( A-section : C - C - C - Db)

Structure : INTRO AA BB A TRIO

Original key C Major.

Key: B flat major.

I wish to thank Ted Tjaden for his website featuring 'hard to find ragtime piano sheetmusic'.

Structure : INTRO AA BB TRIO INTERLUDE AA

Key: C Major

Structure : INTRO AA BB A CC

Named after a popular hotel in the St. Louis sporting belt, this is a beautiful, melodic rag of the end of St. Louis ragtime and one of Stark's last publications.
Key: E flat major.
(Re-edited, slightly faster version).

Structure: VAMP B VAMP A CC VAMP A - Keys : A - a - D - A

Confreys second big hit; the amateur players fell all over themselves learning it.

Edward Elzear (Zez) Confrey : 1895 - 1971

Structure : INTRO VAMP AA BB INTRO VAMP A TRIO-INTRO CC

This is the 'Maple Leaf' of the Novelty rags. An instantaneous succes, it spawned dozens of imitators.
The basic ingredient is that ragtime cliché , "the three-over-four" pattern, but instead of single notes Confrey harmonizes and creates partial dissonance with the pattern in the right hand of an augmented fourth , a third and then a single note against the steady, even duple rythme of the left hand.
To insure the proper kitten-on-the-keys effect, Confrey said of the third section. "Be sure to scramble up the octaves in the part which is supposed to sound like a cat bouncing down the keyboard.
In other words, make a fist when simulating the cat running up and down, otherwise it won't sound real.
The B-section is a beauty . Confrey usually managed to have a ballad-like section, one which stressed melody, in at least one section of his rags.

(There are different versions...)

Structure: INTRO AA BB TRIO-INTRO C[C] D[D]

An original conception by a black Indianapolis composer who also worked in vaudeville and minstrelsy. C is especially beautiful as the syncopated patterns alternate between the bass and treble, rejecting the traditional ragtime bass. Section D breaks away with a burst of sixteenths - a fine touch.

Eric Philip Severin : "This is the greatest number I have ever written, even surpassing my famous 'Jungle Time' Rag' ". [available Apr 23]

Key: Ab - Db

Structure: INTRO AA BB CC A

Keys: F - Bb - Eb

The title may have been taken from the original caption of an advertisement used on the cover of 'Tickled to Death' of three happy children smiling.

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C. ADAMS
Ink Splotch Rag [Apr 25]

E. VAN ALSTYNE
Honey Rag [May 20]

W. ANDERSON
Keystone Rag [Oct 14]

J. E. ANDINO
Ole Virginny Barbecue [Aug 7]

F. ARNDT
Marionette* [Oct 17]

H. M. BABCOCK
World's Fair Rag* [Oct 7]

G. D. BARNARD
A Cyclone in DarkTown [May 1]

T. CATLEN BENNET
Sweet Pickles [Apr 27]

M. BERNARD
The Stinging Bee [Apr 29]

BLIND BOONE
Southern Rag Medley 1 & 2* [Aug 18/Apr 21]

E. L. BOWMAN
12th Street Rag [Apr 22]

T. E. BROADY
A Tennessee Jubilee - Whittling Remus - Mandy's Broadway Stroll* [Apr 28/23 /22]

M. H. BURGESS
Rag Alley Dream [Aug 20]

J. CAMMACK
Tom & Jerry Rag [Apr 26]

E. L. CATLIN
Sympathetic Jasper [Oct 4]

J. CHAPMAN & L. SMITH
One O' Them Things [Aug 9]

E. CLARK JR.
Rags and Tatters [Apr 28]

ZEZ CONFREY
Kitten on the Keys - Dizzy Fingers [Oct 12]

H. L. COOK
The Shovel Fish - Slivers [Apr 29/26]

L. C. COPELAND
Cabbage Leaf Rag [Apr 29]

F. T. DABNEY
Oh ! You Devil [Apr 24]

C. DOUGLAS
Old Virginia Rag [Apr 28]

C. R. FLICK
Snowball Babe* [Apr 22]

M. F. FRANKLIN & A. LANGE
Hot Chocolate [Apr 28]

E. GARNER
Babette - From C to C - Frankie and Johnny

J. GEAREN
Big Foot Lou [May 1]

L. P. GIBSON
Jinx Rag - Cactus Rag [Apr 28]

FRANK R. GILLIS
Coon Hollow Capers [Oct 30]

G. GOULD
Whoa! Nellie!* [Apr 21]

H. P. GUY
Echos from the Snowball Club - Cleanin' Up in Georgia [Apr 23/Apr 23]

T. HAHN
The Amazon Rag* [Apr 21]

R. HAMPTON
Cataract Rag

A. E. HENRICH
Queen Raglan

M. HOFFMAN
Ragtown Rags* [Apr 23]

R. HOFFMAN
A Dingy SlowDown - Dixie Queen - I'm Alabama Bound [Apr 27]

A. HOLZMANN
Flying Arrow*

CHAS HUNTER
Possum and Taters - Cotton Balls - Just Ask Me* - Why We Smile [Apr 28/28/Aug 10/Oct 2]

H. INGRAHAM
The Lost Rag [Oct 20] - Poison Ivy [.u.c.]

M. A. IRISH
A Coon Serenade [Apr 23]

M. JANZA
Lion Tamer* [Apr 25]

H. JENTES
Bantam Step* - The Cat's Pyamas [Apr 22/May 31]

E. W. JIMERSON
Checkerboard Rag [Apr 25]

C. H. ST. JOHN
Cole Smoak [Nov 1]

C. L. JOHNSON
Dill Pickles - Cum Bac Rag* - A Black Smoke* - Scandalous Thompson - Apple-Jack* [Apr 26 /30/Nov 8/14/15]

C. JONES
The Candy [Apr 23]

J. JORDAN
Nappy Lee - That Teasin' Rag [Apr 29/28]

H. KELLY
Peaceful Henry [Jul 22]

F. H. KLICKMANN
Knock Out Drops [Apr 25]

S. KONINSKY
Eli Green's CakeWalk [Apr 24]

A. LANGE (& M.A. FRANKLIN)
Hot Chocolate [Apr 28]

T. H. LODGE
Temptation Rag* - Sure Fire Rag [May 18/Apr 28]

A. MATTHEWS
Pastime Rag Nr. 5 [apr 25] - Pastime Rag Nr.3 .u.c.

H. H. McSKIMMING
Felix Rag [Apr 22]

H. H. MINCER
Virginia Two-Step* [Aug 25]

JELLY ROLL MORTON
Wolverine Blues - King Porter Stomp

A. W. MUELLER
Scrub Rags [Apr 22]

W. NASH
Glad Cat Rag [May 9]

E. NAZARETH
Bambino - Carioca - Cutuba - Garôto - Odeon

J. C. NORTHUP
Cannon Ball [Apr 23]

T. H. NORTHRUP
Louisiana Rag* [Apr 25]

W. C. O'HARE
Levee Revels* [Apr 25]

P. C. PRATT
Colonial Glide* [Apr 23]

A. PRYOR
Razzazza Mazzazza [Apr 28]

J. L. RITCHIE
The Bashful Bachelor [Oct 23]

JAY ROBERTS
The Entertainer's Rag* [Apr 23]

R. S. ROBERTS
The Pride of Bucktown* [Apr 22]

S. M. ROBERTS
Walkin' on the Rainbow Road

J. R. ROBINSON
Sapho Rag*

S. K. RUSSELL
Too much raspberry

L. E. SETTLE
X. L. Rag* [Apr 21]

E. SEVERIN
Jungle Time* - Grand Concert Rag* [Apr 23/Oct 6]

CY SEYMOUR
Panama Rag* [Apr 25]

ART SHEFTE
Fiddle-De-Doodles - So and So [Jun 6/Sep 24]

W. C. SIMON
Sponge Rag [Apr 22]

A. SIZEMORE
The Climbers Rag [Nov 3]

L. O. SMITH
Campin' on the Ole Suwanee

R. SMITH
That Demon Rag

TED SNYDER
Wild Cherries

E. J. STARK
Billiken Rag - Gum Shoe Fox Trot* [Apr 28/23]

F. S. STONE
Silks and Rags* [Apr 22]

L. THANE
Calla Lily Rag* [Apr 21]

T. TURPIN
St. Louis Rag - Bowery Buck - Buffalo Rag - Harlem Rag - A RagTime Nightmare [on Playlist - 'Favorites 2']

W. E. WEIGEL
The Sheath [Apr 23]

C. WILEY
Car-Barlick-Acid* [Apr 28]

C. WOODS
Sleepy Hollow Rag [Apr 23]

C. L. WOOLSEY
Mashed Potatoes - Medic Rag [Apr 28/24]

WOOSTER & SMITH
The Black Cat Rag [Apr 26]

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MAY F. AUFDERHEIDE
Dusty* - The Thriller* [Apr 24/25]

GRACE M. BOLEN
Smoky Topaz* [Apr 25]

IRENE COZAD
Eatin' Time Rag

GERALDINE DOBYNS
Possum Rag

IMOGENE GILES
Red Peppers* [Apr 21]

JULIA L. NIEBERGALL
Horseshoe Rag - Hoosier Rag [Apr 25/May 22]

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