Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 550 pages
Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference for this important popular form of music, which flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s. Divided into three sections, and written by the leading authority on ragtime music, Ragtime is the most well-researched and complete reference for anyone interested in the history of ragtime and jazz.
The Encyclopedia contains entries on great composers, with detailed biographies and a list of their compositions, and entries on famous rags, including information on performers, publishers, and publication dates. The Discography lists all known recordings, as 78s, 45s, LPs, and EPs, by title, with composer, performer, and record company information. The Sheetography is a complete list of published rags. Ragtime is illustrated throughout, with over 100 images of composers, record labels, sheet music, and ads.
 

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Contents

An Overview
Categories of Ragtime
A
B
C
D
E
F
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W

G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
Y
Z
A Discography
Appendix 2 Ragtime Piano Rollography
Appendix 3 Published Rags in America
Index
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About the author (2007)

David A. Jasen is considered to be the world's foremost authority on ragtime music. He has studied, recorded, and performer ragtime music for over five decades; his publications include complete scores for many major ragtime composers, and several books on the history of the music. Additionally, he has authored for Routledge a number of other well-received and strong selling reference works, including Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia and A Century of American Popular Song.

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