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Library of Congress Web Resources
"The Wagon," a ragtime piece from the Library of Congress' Gordon Collection
Performances and demonstrations by Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., from California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties, on American Memory
- "Molly Dear" played in ragtime style
- Barbary Coast ragtime piano tune "Irish American Rag"
- "Popularity," A ragtime march by Jimmy Blyler
- Comments made by Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., regarding ragtime performances in vaudeville
- How a vaudeville piano player taught her how to "rag" the song "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" to turn it into a piece called "Dardanella"
African-American sheet music 1850-1920, from Brown University, on American Memory
Ragtime dance videos from An American Ballroom Companion, on American Memory
Historic Sheet Music 1850-1920, from Duke University, on American Memory
Historic Sheet Music 1800-1922, on LC Presents: Music, Theater and Dance
Related Web Sites
Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation
The Lester S. Levy Collection of sheet music at Johns Hopkins University
Indiana University sheet music
University of Colorado sheet music, ragtime collection
Northern Virginia Ragtime Society
Ragtime Press: ragtime/traditional jazz calendar of events and festivals
The Mississippi Rag
West Coast Ragtime Society
Selected Print Bibliography
Berlin, Edward A. King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
_______. "On Ragtime: Scott Joplin's Treemonisha," Center for Black Music Research Digest 13/2 (2000): 18.
_______. Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1980.
_______. Reflections and Research on Ragtime. New York: Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College, 1987.
Blesh, Rudi, and Harriet Janis. They All Played Ragtime. New York: Oak Publications, 1971.
Carew, Roy J. "Reminiscing in Ragtime," Jazz Journal 27/11 (1964): 8.
Fisher, Larry. "What is Ragtime? Is It Really Jazz?," Jazz Research Papers 7 (1987): 65.
Frew, Tim. Scott Joplin and the Age of Ragtime. New York: Friedman/Fairfax Publishers, 1996.
Hasse, John Edward, ed. Ragtime: Its History, Composers, and Music. New York: Schirmer, 1985.
Hitchcock, H. Wiley. Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1969.
Kenney, William Howland, III. "James Scott and the Culture of Classic Ragtime," American Music 9/2 (1991): 149.
Jasen, David A. Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz. New York: Routledge, 2002.
________. "Ragtime: A Re-evaluation," Jazz Journal 21/4 (1968): 22.
________. "Ragtime Explained," Storyville 37 (1971): 4.
Jasen, David A. and Gene Jones. That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast. New York: Schirmer, 2000.
Jasen, David A. and Trebor Jay Tichenor. Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History. New York: Seabury Press, 1978.
Laird, Ross. Tantalizing Tingles: A Discography of Early Ragtime, Jazz, and Novelty Syncopated Piano Recordings, 1889-1934. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.
Massey, Drew. "Unifying Characteristics in Classic Ragtime," Indiana Theory Review 22/2 (2001): 27.
Morath, Max, and Diane Fay Skomars. Max Morath: The Road to Ragtime. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company, 1999.
Rust, Brian. "Ragtime on Records," Storyville 27 (1970): 110.
Schafer, William J., and Johannes Riedel. The Art of Ragtime: Form and Meaning of an Original Black American Art. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1973.
Schuller, Gunther. Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.
Tallmadge, William H. "Ben Harney: The Middlesborough Years, 1890-93," American Music 13/2 (1995): 167.
Waldo, Terry. This is Ragtime. New York: Da Capo, Press, 1991.
Last Updated: April 8, 2010