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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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

 


 

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

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