Ragtime #2: The Country- Mandolins, Fiddles, and Guitars

Various Artists FWRBF18 / RBF 18

This collection features country ragtime from 1917 to 1935—a genre that mixes the syncopation of African-American rhythms with the melodic structure of European dance music. As these recordings demonstrate, musicians created different mixtures of these elements: some rags sound more like the blues, while others are closer to European quadrilles.

Year Released 1971
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1971 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Jazz & Ragtime; Old Time
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American; Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Hawaiian guitar; Mandolin; Piano; Washboard band music
Subject(s) Blues; Music--Appalachian Region, Southern.; Novelty songs; Ragtime; String band
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101 Dallas Rag The Dallas String Band 2:55 Not Available for Download
102 No Use Workin' So Hard The Carolina Tar Heels 3:09 Not Available for Download
103 Old Weary Blues Jesse Young's Tennessee Band 3:10 Not Available for Download
104 Atlanta Rag Cow Cow Davenport 3:09 Not Available for Download
105 Hungry Man's Scuffle Walter Roland and Lucille Bogan 2:47 Not Available for Download
106 Downtown Blues Frank Stokes 3:13 Not Available for Download
107 They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me The Leake County Revelers 2:59 Not Available for Download
201 Hale's Rag Theron Hale & Daughters 2:49 Not Available for Download
202 Laughing Rag Sam Moore and Horace Davis 2:45 Not Available for Download
203 Lindy The Proximity String Quartet 2:57 Not Available for Download
204 Kansas City Dog Walk Charlie Turner 2:59 Not Available for Download
205 Ozark Rag The East Texas Serenaders 3:09 Not Available for Download
206 Dill Pickles Rag The Kessinger Brothers 3:17 Not Available for Download
207 Rag Mama Rag Blind Boy Fuller, Gary Davis, and Bull City Red 3:07 Not Available for Download
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