Rag Time Skedaddlers / Rag Time Skedaddlers
Album: Rag Time Skedaddlers   Collection:General
Artist:Rag Time Skedaddlers   Added:Mar 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-05-30 Pull Date: 2010-08-01
Week Ending: Aug 1 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 13 Jun 6
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 02, 2013: Music Casserole
Bowery Buck
4. Jul 08, 2010: Elite Syncopations
Dixie Twilight, Ma Ragtime Baby
2. Jul 30, 2010: The Songsmith Show
Bowery Buck
5. Jul 01, 2010: Elite Syncopations
Bowery Buck
3. Jul 08, 2010: Abra's Airwaves
Maple Leaf Rag, Bowery Buck
6. Jun 25, 2010: Elite Syncopations
Bowery Buck, The Entertainer

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-05-25
Rag Time Skedaddlers / Rag Time Skedaddlers
Reviewed by Mason Smith

San Francisco string-band (plucked not bowed) playing classic rags from the turn of the 20th century, in original arrangments from the ragtime era. Quieter and prettier than it would be on the piano, and played at a relaxed pace, but it can still swing. I was dancing anyway. Generally summery and carefree; at its best wonderfully witty and irrepressibly happy.

FCC clean (no vocals). Recommend 3, 1, 9, 10, 14.

1. **** Weird whimsical premature ending in 1st theme; nice contrasting spooky minor key 4th theme; all the rest is gay tunefulness.
2. ** Simpler more laid-back delicate tune
3. ***** Complicated yet very catchy, all kinds of little rhythmic and harmonic kinks keep it interesting. Really good groove.
4. *** More old world (Godfather-ish?) feel, minor key 1st theme, less syncopation.
5. *** The biggest ragtime hit, a total classic but overfamiliar for me. This version sounds relatively laid back.
6. *** Another Old-World-ish minor key march with less syncopation, relatively simple. Nice chord progressions towards end.
7. ** Simpler less-syncopated march.
8. ** Another simple march.
9. **** The widely-known ragtime hit, given a delicate laid-back treatment that brings out the beauty of the melody. Quietly rocks. Chiming chords sound better on strings than on piano.
10. **** Quieter but still swinging, engaging chord progressions.
11. * Really hackneyed, not much going on here.
12. *** Gently swaying waltz. Interesting 3/4 rhythms. Cool disorienting beginning not starting in the main key.
13. *** Simple harmonic form but a nice variety of rhythms.
14. **** Neat chord patterns, unexpected rhythms, varied arrangements keep it interesting.
15. *** Melancholy minor key undercut by fun fluorishes; nice contasts with major key sections.

Track Listing
1. Ma Ragtime Baby   8. Creole Belles
2. Whistling Rufus   9. The Entertainer
3. Bowery Buck   10. Peaches And Cream
4. Doc Brown's Cakewalk   11. Dixie Blossoms
5. Maple Leaf Rag   12. Tobasco
6. Impecunious Davis   13. That Poker Rag
7. A Tally Ho Party   14. Dixie Twilight
  15. Temptation Rag