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Rare & Rip-Roarin' Rags of 1912

by Adam Swanson

Ragtime! On this album, noted pianist and historian Adam Swanson performs some long-lost but rip-roarin' rags from the collection of Janice Cleary.
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dixie Rag
3:25 $0.99
2. Clover Blossom Rag
2:34 $0.99
3. Echoes of the Barbary Coast
2:03 $0.99
4. Chills and Fever
2:42 $0.99
5. Doll Rags
2:39 $0.99
6. Delirium Tremens Rag
2:47 $0.99
7. Bunny-Boy (A Rag Time Conceit)
2:50 $0.99
8. Fiddlesticks
2:38 $0.99
9. Missouri Rag
3:08 $0.99
10. Ham Bones
2:33 $0.99
11. Red Carpet Rag (An Odd Weave)
3:08 $0.99
12. Ragtime Jim (A Jumpy Rag)
3:00 $0.99
13. Scarecrow Rag
2:51 $0.99
14. Tokio Rag
2:44 $0.99
15. Toboggan Rag
2:54 $0.99
16. The Volcanic Rag
2:18 $0.99
17. Jamaica Jinjer (A Hot Rag)
2:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Rare and Rip-Roarin' Rags of 1912" is the second in a series of recordings celebrating music from the collection of Janice Cleary of Omaha, Nebraska. The Cleary Centennial Collection Vol. II includes such wonderful and obscure ragtime numbers as Henry Lodge's "Tokio Rag" and the oddly unique "Echoes of the Barbary Coast." To the best of our knowledge, the vast majority of the pieces on this album have never been recorded before. Mrs. Cleary began collecting popular sheet music in the late 1950s at the suggestion of "Ragtime" Bob Darch, and she now possesses one of the finest collections in the country, especially focused on the popular ragtime music of the 1890s to 1920s.

Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary, Switzerland, and Australia. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who was one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam performs every summer at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado. Visit Adam online: www.adamgswanson.com.



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