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Author Argyle, Ray.
Title Scott Joplin and the age of ragtime / Ray Argyle.
Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  ML410.J75 A87 2009    AVAILABLE


Call # ML410.J75 A87 2009
Phys. Description x, 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-217) and index.
Contents Breaking all the rules : the 1890s. A medley for the fair : a time to start raggin' it ; My kind of town : hot nights in the city ; The making of the legend : a boy and a banjo ; Marching to a ragtime tune -- The music makers play main street : the 1900s. Writing in ragtime ; Tin Pan Alley and All that jazz : footloose in "black bohemia" ; They all played ragtime : Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin : a case of plagiarism? ; The girls of ragtime and the cult of celebrity : murder, passion and honor -- The dream that wouldn't die : the 1910s. Dancing in ragtime ; The censors and the erotic life ; Reporting in ragtime ; Dreaming of Treemonisha -- After the rag : the finale. Little Mary and the little tramp : ragtime partners of the silent screen ; The rites of spring : the martyred saint of the ragtime era ; Ragtime in revival ; Echoes of the music : we're all still playing ragtime.
Summary "This biography follows Joplin's life from the brothels and bars of St. Louis to the music mills of Tin Pan Alley as he introduced a syncopated, lively style to classical piano. Joplin's effect on popular music is closely identified with his era and the role of African Americans on the music scene of the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Ragtime music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780786443765 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786443766 (softcover : alk. paper)