Don't Jazz Me - Rag (1921)
I'm Music
Last updated: 11.04.22
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Composer: J.S. Scott Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 103
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best with 1st tenor and bass doubled.
The Don't Jazz Me-Rag, subtitled I'm Music, is a defiant cri de coeur by a composer who sticks, to use words more appropriate to the cobbling trade, to his last. As mentioned above, at a time when the decline of ragtime and the ascent of jazz was in full swing, Scott continued to write "classic" rags in full conviction right up to the end of his career. The rag itself is most definitely music indeed; a lively piece in AABBACCBB form. For my taste Scott's almost standard rejoinder of Not too fast should be meticulously respected as indeed the Slower scored for the final BB strains.
Don't Jazz Me-Rag was published by Stark Music Co, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 84 crotchets/min. is suggested
There is also a quartet version of this item.
  Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample 
audiodbemp315.gif D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s) 
audiomidi15.gif Midi Colin MacDonald
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards Don't Jazz Me - I'm Ragtime!
cd15.gif Frank French James Scott's Ragtime CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Franklin Kennedy Ragtime The Music Of James Scott CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Ragtime - The Best Of James Scott flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Guido Nielsen James Scott: The Complete Works 1903-1922 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Miguel Pineda-Van Gelder A Ragtime Feast: Forgotten Rags No. 4 flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Royce Reynolds Ragtime The James Scott Songbook CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Bennet Sayles Ragtime Heroes: The James Scott Songbook flag15us.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Don't Jazz Me - Rag (1921) J.S. Scott (music) Piano Ragtime Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Don't Jazz Me - Rag (1921) J.S. Scott (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Don't Jazz Me - Rag (3:24) Ragtime Dorian Henry