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The Ragtime Skedaddlers - Mandolins at the Cake Walk

By Mandolin Cafe
April 26, 2012 - 8:45 am

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The Ragtime Skedaddlers - Mandolins at the Cake Walk

The Ragtime Skedaddlers - Mandolins at the Cake Walk

The Ragtime Skedaddlers have announced the release of their second recording entitled Mandolins at the Cake Walk.

At the end of the 19th century, mandolin clubs and orchestras were all the rage, and ragtime was coming into its own as America's original popular music.

Arrangements for strings, usually for 2 mandolins and guitar with piano accompaniment) were published as sheets, in folios, and in magazines read by devotees of banjo, mandolin, and guitar music such as the Cadenza.

Mandolins at the Cake Walk, and its predecessor (Rag Time Skedaddlers, Mandophone CD0901), are thought to be the first modern recordings devoted almost exclusively to these early arrangements of rags and cakewalks for mandolins and guitar.

Offered as a free 3-track download from their web site, and as a 13-track album with insert from CD Baby and Elderly Instruments.

Selections:
A Florida Cracker
Peacherine Rag
Mississippi Bubble
Dengozo
Golden Spider
Eli Green's Cake Walk
Pepper Sauce - a Hot Rag
Silver Heels
Apple Jack - Some Rag
Cuban Belles - Danza
Shiftless Johnson
Rag Time Chimes
Chicken Chowder

Additional information:
The Ragtime Skedaddlers on MySpace
Purchase: From Elderly
Purchase: From amazon.com
The Ragtime Skedaddlers on Facebook

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JEStanek
April 26, 2012 09:24 AM
Downloaded and listened too already. Thanks and what a fun trio of tunes.

Jamie
bluesmandolinman
April 26, 2012 09:27 AM
cool , love their youtube videos, will buy the CD too.
thanks for posting !
mando_dan
April 26, 2012 11:59 AM
Wonderful stuff!
MikeEdgerton
April 26, 2012 04:53 PM
Wonderful. Highly recommended.
bobby bill
April 26, 2012 05:18 PM
I've posted this before, but it seems appropriate to post again this link to the University of Colorado's collection of rag time music:

http://libcudl.colorado.edu/sheetmusic/browse_rag_covers_a.asp

It is a truly marvelous collection for both music and art that includes many of the tunes performed by the Ragtime Skedaddlers.
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