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In fact, it's quite amusing, because Gunther's style of performance is completely different from mine and what you get in the movie is piano solos played exactly like mine and the orchestral arrangements done exactly like his.
Rifkin admits to being a bit weary. I am by no means not going to do other performing, particularly conducting. It's just that for my own preservation I have got to give up playing Joplin. My composing has been on the back burner for a couple of years, and I have overdue deadlines on articles for Grove's Dictionary going back even longer. Schuller is more b?? But we have enough talent in the school so that I can always populate the group very well.
The New England Conservatory Ellington Enseinble may record later this year, but Schuller doesn't expect lightning to strike twice. Winifred Atwell is important in the overall ragtime legacy for not only adapting a music native to the U. The fact remains that she could outplay most of the performers recording at the same time, and we do have that part of her legacy still available to us.
Since his father was somewhat known as a dance band leader, Tiny had an edge with learning both the repertoire and the necessary protocols for performing in various venues. They led to both recording and fame in the mids, including a stint on the Lawrence Welk television show from to While Lou Busch, Johnny Maddox and others were performing ragtime on records and seeing great success, Little was the first to play it nearly weekly on the popular growing medium of television, important at a time when there was little competition from competing shows two stations only in many markets and no cable or satellite.
He also acquired the "Big Tiny" nickname during that time, distinguishing him from his namesake father. During the s, Tiny spent time on many popular variety TV shows, touring at the same time. By the end of the decade he settled into what became his most popular venue, other than the later Lawrence Welk revival shows. Slowly developing a finely-honed band, Tiny has been working in the casinos in Nevada to this day, alternating between Las Vegas, Carson City and Lake Tahoe.
He continued to draw fans and make new ones into the 21st century. He is also one of the only artist who had the tenacity and talent to adapt Christmas songs into ragtime format for a recording. Tiny brought friendliness, fun and familiarity to ragtime. He is just as enthusiastic about the musicians he works with as he is for the music, and plays all manner of styles, adapting to what the audience wants to hear.
His role in the s was to bring this music to an audience that may have spent less time buying records or listening to radio, perhaps spurring the sales of other artists in addition to his own. In spite of her parent's best efforts to encourage a direction towards classical music, the environment in Nashville, plus the early local programming on radio, convinced the young lady that she wanted to play piano in the honky-tonk style.
Her dream goal was the Grand Ole Opry, something she would eventually realize in her early 30s. Shortening her married name A del aide Hazel wood to something easier to remember and intentionally non-gender specific , Del started banging around in bands and honky-tonk joints in her 20s.
This led to the first of many recording sessions for the Tennessee label starting in Down Yonder soon became a national hit in both the Country and Pop categories in Billboard, and is considered to be the first million-selling record by a female artist.
This success was turned into appearances on the Opry, which led to an eventual full-time gig with them in that fulfilled her dream, and two years later, a contract with RCA Victor Records.
While nothing else that she recorded had the same success as Down Yonder had, her offerings over the next decade were frequent and consistent. While the recordings after the late s were infrequent at best, her appearances on the Grand Ole Opry continued literally until just before her death in Wood was important in that she not only exemplified many of the possible connotations of the honky-tonk label, mixing country with pop music in an old-time piano style, but for the audiences she brought to both forms of music through her crossover pieces.
She also made it clear that a woman's place was.. Her forceful playing was equal or superior to many of her contemporaries, and her considerable output showed great innovation at times, and consistency at the very least at all times.
He spent much of his childhood focusing attention on ragtime and New Orleans' style jazz. His brother Chester played trumpet, so there was some additional talent in the family. In his twenties he literally followed a traditional jazz band around the country, making friends with the piano player, and occasionally sharing the seat. Gordy eventually became a fine rhythm player in both jazz and country bands of the s to mids, working at hotels and even for high school dances, where there was work.
By , Tichenor's house had become renowned in the area as a place where one could hear hours of excellent music by both amateur and professional ragtime musicians.
He received encouragement to himself become a professional musician. In he married Jeanette. They had two children, Virginia and Andrew Jeanette died in Both children are professional musicians, and Virginia Tichenor is a professional ragtime musician.
In December , Trebor Tichenor suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage that left him debilitated and hospitalized. While in the process of recovery he died at LaClede Groves Rehabilitation Center on the afternoon of February 22, , at age In the Fall of and with three other musicians, Al Stricker voice, banjo , Don Franz tuba , and Bill Mason trumpet , Tichenor formed the ragtime group known as the St.
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In spite of his LP) to enter boxing as a profession, he stayed with this organization through the s and s, soon to be a partner. Given the climate in the U. Louisto Dr. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Bob loved to perform, but he loved to LP) just as much, and often just stood to the side to let others shine. Louis inyet still remained a major influence for at least two generations of ragtime pianists, many of whom will say "I play ragtime because of Lou Busch," including the author. Ragtime Performance What is Ragtime? Posts to:.
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