The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra: Knockout Drops

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Product Type: CD

Title: Knockout Drops
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

This is The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra's best-selling recording, probably because it so closely mirrors PRO's live concerts. It presents a great variety of vintage American musical styles; there is plenty of ragtime of course, (including two Scott Joplin scores available on record only here), but also great marches, two steps, one steps, blues, and novelties. Our virtuoso soloists are also featured on trombone ("Knockout Drops," "Lucy's Sextette," and "Alkali Ike"), on cornet ("Cornetski"), and drums ("Drumology," played on our original 1910 drum set). There is early Broadway show music from Jerome Kern, as well as some astounding "first-time-ever-recorded" tracks: the original versions of "Teddy Bears' Picnic," "Peg O' My Heart," "Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee," and "I Ain't Got Nobody." For those interested in modern dance, the Paul Taylor Dance Co. Uses this CD to accompany their Oh, You Kid! When it is not possible to have PRO playing for them "live." Knockout Drops was recorded in spectacular digital audio at the historic Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera House in New York City; the prestigious audiophile magazine 'Absolute Sound' voted this disc "One of the Top Ten CDs of the Year." It is a "knockout" indeed!

Tracks:
1.1 Knockout Drops: A Trombone Jag, for Band
1.2 At a Georgia Camp Meeting, Song
1.3 The Persian Lamb Rag: A Pepperette, for Band
1.4 Cornetski: A Trumpet Tantrum, for Band
1.5 Peg O' My Heart, Song
1.6 Kansas City Blues, for Ragtime Orchestra
1.7 The Liberty Bell, March for Band
1.8 Glances, Gavotte for Band
1.9 Some Jazz Blues, for Band
1.10 Peacherine Rag, for Piano
1.11 Drumology, for Band
1.12 Stop It!, One-Step for Band
1.13 Till the Clouds Roll By, Song (From Oh Boy!")
1.14 Alkalai Ike Rag: A North Dakota Misunderstanding, for Band
1.15 Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
1.16 Teddy Bears' Picnic, for Orchestra
1.17 Lucy's Sextette: A Ragtime Travesty on Donizetti, for Band
1.18 Foxtrot Medley: I Ain't Got Nobody (David Young) / the Neutral Rag (Cha
1.19 Scott Joplin's New Rag, for Piano
1.20 Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
1.21 General Mixup, U.S.A., for Band
1.22 Knockout Drops: A Trombone Jag, for Band

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