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Chapter 9: Bibliography


By Ted Tjaden

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Chapter 9: Bibliography


  • Arpin, John. "Charles Wellinger" (April 1967) Rolex Replica 6 The Ragtimer 10.
  • Berlin, Edward. Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1980.
  • Berton, Pierre. Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush (1896-1899). Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972 [Internet Archive version].
  • Blesh, Rudi & Harriet Grossman Janis. They All Played Ragtime. 4th ed. New York, NY: Oak Publications, 1966.
  • Curtis, Susan. Dancing to a Black Man's Tune. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1994 [Internet Archive version].
  • Davidoff, Boris.  "Music Not a Luxury" (1914) 1:5 The Canadian Journal of Music 100-01.
  • Gilmore, John. Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal. Montreal, QC: Vehicule Press, 1988.
  • ___________. Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970. Montreal, QC: Vehicule Press, 1989.
  • Hasse, JE, ed. Ragtime: Its History, Composers, and Music. New York, NY: Schirmer Books, 1985 [Internet Archive version].
  • Honce, Charles. "The New Music" (1915) 1:8 The Canadian Journal of Music 171.
  • Hutton, Jack. "Willie Eckstein: This Ragtime Kid Charmed Paderewski While Earning $15,000 a Year" (November-December 1985). Ragtimer.
  • ___________. "I Wish Scott Joplin Had Been There to Hear John Arpin: 1984 Ragtime Bash" (Nov-Dec 1984) The Ragtimer 5-12.
  • Jasen, David & Gene Jones. That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast. New York: Schirmer Books, 2000 [Internet Archive version].
  • Kallmann, Helmut. A History of Music in Canada 1534-1914. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1960.
  • Kelly, Wayne. Downright Upright: A History of the Canadian Piano Industry. Toronto, ON: Natural Heritage, 1991.
  • Lerma, Dominique-Renede & Vivian Flagg McBrier. The Collected Piano Works of R Nathaniel Dett. Evanston, IL: Summy-Birchard, 1973.
  • McBrier, Vivian Flagg. R Nathaniel Dett: His Life and Works (1882-1943). Washington, DC: The Associated Publishers, 1977.
  • McCook, James. "Pioneers Preferred Pianos" (1954) Beaver 11.
  • McGee, Timothy. The Music of Canada. New York: Norton & Company, 1985.
  • Melhuish, Martin. Oh What a Feeling: A Vital History of Canadian Music. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1996.
  • Mensah, Joseph. Black Canadians: History, Experiences, Social Conditions. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2002 [Internet Archive version].
  • Millar, N. "John Arpin: The Chopin of Ragtime" (Reprinted from In Tune Spring 1979) (Mar-Apr 1980) The Ragtimer 6-10.
  • Morriss, Frank. "Visit in a Rainswept Cemetery: Ragtime Composer Recalls a Debt" (8 October 1959) Globe & Mail 15.
  • "Music for the People" (editorial) (1915) 2:5 The Canadian Journal of Music 67.
  • Plante, Clément, ed. Jéan-Baptiste Lafrenière (1874-1912): Rags & Two Steps. Montreal, QC: Fondation ragtime du Québec, 1994.
  • Proctor, George. Canadian Music of the Twentieth Century. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1980.
  • Rasky, F. "John Arpin – Toronto's Most Polished Performer of Ragtime and Show Tunes" (reprinted from Toronto Star Week) (Jan-Feb 1976) The Ragtimer 4.
  • Reffkin, D. "The Ragtime Machine: An Interview with John Arpin" (Jun 1999) The Mississippi Rag 26.
  • Scott, Patrick. "A Dual Personality at the Keyboard" (26 February 1966) Globe and Mail.
  • Simpson, Anne Key. Follow Me: The Life and Music of R Nathaniel Dett. Metuchen, NJ: ScarecrowPress, 1993.
  • __________________________, sv. "Eckstein, Willie" (by Edward Moogk), available online.
  • __________________________, sv. "Guilaroff, Vera" (by Chantal Gauthier), available online.
  • __________________________, sv. "HH Sparks Music Co" (by Kallmann, Helmut), available online.
  • __________________________, sv. "Hooper, Lou" (by Edward Moogk), available online.
  • __________________________, sv. "O'Hara, Geoffrey" (by Edward Moogk), available online.
  • __________________________, sv. "Thomas, Harry" (by Chantal Gauthier), available online.




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