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Thread #118532 Message #2563476
Posted By: M.Ted
11-Feb-09 - 12:30 AM
Thread Name: Draft Dodger Rag: ragtime or not?
Subject: RE: Draft Dodger Rag: ragtime or not?
It is a pretty standard ragtime tune--not the usual subject matter, but a solid ragtime tune, nonetheless.
Back in college, a close friend and music companion was offered the job of tenor banjoist in the house "ragtime band" at a Shakey's Pizza because the piano player had heard him play two songs, one of which was "Draft Dodger Rag", the other being "Alice's Restaurant". He didn't even have a tenor banjo--it payed scale--