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Ragtime Music in Canada

 

Chapter 6: Recordings of Canadian Ragtime

 

By Ted Tjaden

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Set out below are links to .mp3 recordings of ragtime-era music with some connection to Canada:

Portrait of Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas, A Classical Spasm (.mp3) (Camden, NJ: Victor, 1917)

Source:  The Virtual Gramophone (Collections Canada) [top]

Photo of Geoffrey O'Hara

Geoffrey O'Hara singing the Canadian wartime patriotic song Doughboy Jack and Doughnut Jill (by Gitz Rice) (.mp3), with Willie Eckstein on piano (Montreal, QC: Berliner Gram-O-Phone Co, 1919)

Source:  The Virtual Gramophone (Collections Canada) [top]

Russian Rag Sheet Music Cover

Listen to:
George Cobb's Russian Rag (.mp3) played by the Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra (Montreal, QC: Berliner Gramophone, 1920)

Source:  The Virtual Gramophone (Collections Canada)

Download sheet music: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Turkey in the Straw Sheet Music
                                Cover

Willie Eckstein, Turkey in the Straw (.mp3) (Lachine, QC: Compo Company Limited, 1923)

Source:  The Virtual Gramophone (Collections Canada)

Download sheet music: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]

Digital Scan of 78 LP for "The
                                Photo of the Girl I Left Behind"

Listen to: The Dumbells, The Photo of the Girl I Left Behind (.mp3) (London, ON: Starr Company, 1924)

Source:  The Virtual Gramophone (Collections Canada) [top]

Maple Leaf Rag Sheet Music Cover

Listen to:
Vera Guilaroff, Maple Leaf Rag (.mp3) (Lachine, QC: Compo Company Limited, 1926)

Source:  The Virtual Gramophone (Collections Canada)

Download sheet music: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

 


 

In the next chapter, I discuss Canadian ragtime sheet music art work.

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