Meg Graf | Eatin' Time -- A Ragtime Feast

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Eatin' Time -- A Ragtime Feast

by Meg Graf

Serving up a banquet of ragtime tunes, familiar and obscure: bon appetit.
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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1. Eatin' Time
Meg Graf
3:12 $0.99
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2. Hot Chocolate
Meg Graf
2:35 $0.99
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3. Sweet Pickles
Meg Graf & Vicki Cox
1:51 $0.99
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4. Dill Pickles
Meg Graf
2:16 $0.99
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5. Red Peppers
Meg Graf
3:17 $0.99
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6. Cabbage Leaf Rag
Meg Graf
1:41 $0.99
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7. Spaghetti Rag
Meg Graf
2:24 $0.99
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8. Piano Salad
Meg Graf
2:39 $0.99
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9. Chicken Chowder
Meg Graf & Vicki Cox
2:45 $0.99
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10. Mashed Potatoes
Meg Graf
2:43 $0.99
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11. Oh, You Turkey!
Meg Graf
2:41 $0.99
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12. Ol' Virginny Barbeque
Meg Graf
3:20 $0.99
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13. Shovelfish Rag
Meg Graf
3:58 $0.99
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14. Too Much Raspberry
Meg Graf
2:43 $0.99
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15. Pineapple Rag
Meg Graf & Lorraine Wadsworth
3:24 $0.99
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16. Watermelon Trust
Meg Graf
2:48 $0.99
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17. Wild Cherries
Meg Graf & Vicki Cox
3:33 $0.99
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18. Double Fudge
Meg Graf
2:03 $0.99
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19. Peaches 'n Cream
Meg Graf
3:17 $0.99
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20. Eli Green's Cake Walk
Meg Graf
3:01 $0.99
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21. The Candy
Meg Graf
3:11 $0.99
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22. Champagne Rag
Meg Graf
3:46 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I got the idea for "Eatin' Time" while recording another album: "Cookin' with Calamity," released by Calamity Jazz. That album features "Sugar," "There ain't no Sweet Man worth the Salt of my Tears," and "Hot Tamale Man." I had just learned Irene Cozad's ragtime composition titled "Eatin' Time," and began noticing the many tunes with food as their theme.



The 22 tunes on this album are about food, and I found many more, so if I ever want to issue a second volume with a food theme, there is no lack of material!



On the album, you will hear piano on all the tracks: that's

me. You will also hear, on some tracks, bass sax, flute, piccolo, and fiddle -- not all the time, and not the same combination on every tune. That's me, too, thanks to recording technology!



"Pineapple Rag" is a 2-piano, 4-hands duet played by Lorraine Wadsworth and me. Dixieland jazz enthusiasts will recognize Lorraine as the mother of Scott Wadsworth, trombone-playing boy wonder of the former Jazz Minors. "Sweet Pickles" features Vicki Cox on trumpet, and you will hear her washboard antics on "Chicken Chowder" and "Wild

Cherries." Vicki Cox leads "Calamity Jazz," a Dixieland band based in Eugene, Oregon, and plays trumpet for Oregon Jazz Band.



Why a ragtime album? I am fascinated by this music for its evocative, creative, expressive strains. The composers came from all walks of life: music teachers, medical students, circus clowns, conservatory professors, concert musicians, vaudeville performers, street musicians, sheltered young ladies, song-and-dance men... The music knew no racial or gender barriers, and its history is multifaceted and thought-provoking.



Ragtime's heydey was 1890-1930, and is unique to this

country. While many ragtime performers are pianists, the genre celebrated music as a social activity, and was performed by ensembles of widely varying instrumentation.

The music was played by harp and fiddle, by mandolin bands, string bands, jug bands, string ensembles, orchestras large and small, banjo bands...



I grew up playing classical and religious music, and now play many styles: ragtime, Dixieland, old- time country, folk, gospel, swing, big band... I am an avid researcher of ragtime, and delight in arranging tunes for whatever instrumentation is wanted.

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cloud nine and cloud seven

We love "Eatin' Time -- A Ragtime Feast"!
Internet Music Radio, "Gone Fishing for Blue Skies", loves the world of Meg Graf.
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Lee Doss

Unheard of, and thus unheard ragtime chamber music!
Listening to ragtime is like revisiting the happiest scenes of childhood. It glides
serenely along, loaded with pristine syncopation... Ragtime
was popularized by the sheet music publishing firms, which
recognized two markets: solo piano and arrangements for
full orchestra. The last few notes at either end of the piano keyboard tend
to lose the timbre characteristic of its midrange. Meg has
dubbed in the bass sax to bolster the lower range, and uses
flute, piccolo or fiddle in the high range. The net effect is a
ragtime trio. We witness the birth of Chamber Ragtime. This
album is an icon!
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Noel Seeley

A Musical Banquet Fit For A King
I was introduced to Ragtime in the '60's when someone gave me a Joann Castle LP. I have loved the genre ever since, but not until two years ago while at the West Coast Ragtime Festival did I realize how much variety there was to it. I thought I'd heard it all until I heard "Eatin' Time". This is inovative. The bass sax is so refreshing! The selections are presented like a royal banquet. Dig in!
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Ellis Carter

Food for the soul served very well!
Some well known and some not so well known titles relating to ragtime music. The recording is a fun recording played by musicians who seem to love doing what they do...and they do it well!
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Jo. C

dancing about!
I put the CD on the player, and within minutes, found myself dancing around the room! Listening to it brings an instant smile to my face.
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Edouard Lagache

Energetic ragtime! - akin to Dixieland
While this is truly in the ragtime tradition, these selections are more upbeat and energetic than the well known rags of Scott Joplin. Meg Graf's choice of instruments gives these pieces a whole new feel, closer to Dixieland and traditional early Jazz. The result is truly a delight and a unique listening experience!
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