64 Works from the Golden Age of Rag
Paperback, 320 pages, (June 1979), usually ships within 2-3 days.
By (Ashburn, VA USA)
One of the three original Dover editions of ragtime, there are many pieces in here that should be heard more often, and many that have been recorded in the quarter century since this collection was first published. The only real drawback to this and the other Dover ragtime editions is that the covers, which are thankfully included, are printed in monochrome. But when you consider the thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours it would require to hunt down a collection of this magnitude (I know only TOO well as a collector myself), it's a stellar value... There are some James Scott rags here not included in Classic Piano Rags, as well as classics like the Cannon Ball and Who Let the Cows Out. Not all are easy to play, nor will they all appeal to some audiences, but they are representative of a large part of American musical heritage, and fun to pick through on a rainy Saturday. So whatcha waitin' for? They'll mail it right to your door this week! Just get it
(Note that all the contents of all Dover ragtime books are listed on my web site on the folios page, which links right back to this page)