The Dockstader Rag (1912)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: L.C. Copeland Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 717
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins.
The Dockstader Rag celebrates Copeland's association with the famous Lew Dockstader's Minstrels. Born George Alfred Clapp in Hartford, Connecticut, Lew Dockstader (1856-1924) was one of the most prominent minstrel men in the late 1800's. Together with Charles Dockstader, he founded the Dockstader Brothers in 1878 and in 1886 formed the first company of "Dockstader's Minstrels". Lew joined Primrose and West's Minstrels in 1889, and then, with George Primrose, he organised his most famous minstrel troupe in 1898 attracting the talents of. Al Jolson and the then famous countertenor Will Oakland amongst other luminaries of the day. Although written more than ninety years ago, this delightful rag is still in circulation. As recently as 1998, none less than David Thomas Roberts recorded The Dockstader Rag on his CD given below
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
The Dockstader Rag was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
There are also trio and treble solo versions of this item.
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