Book and CD Highlights
September 12, 2006
"A new web site for a book that recently came to our attention and that we've reviewed. Ragtime for Mandolin and Fiddle. Highly recommended."
by Stephen C. Parker
The following article appeared in the Winter 2006/2007 issue of Fiddler Magazine and is reprinted with their kind permission.
"Ragtime for Fiddle and Mandolin
available from Sue Parker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Fiddler Magazine, Winter 06/07)
"This book is a gem! 124 (!) rags, drawn both from recordings and from the old sheet music. Many of the expected "usual suspects" (Beaumont, Cotton Patch, Dill Pickles) are included. However, this collection digs much deeper, drawing tunes from sources as diverse as ragtime king Scott Joplin, Smith's Garage Band, the East Texas Serenaders, Joseph Lamb and Kerry Mills. These tunes are eminently playable on fiddle or mandolin and the all-important chords are included. Sources, a discography, a little historical information, photographs and some of Mr. Parker's drawings round out this terrific resource. Highly recommended!
Review from The Old-Time Herald, Volume 10, Number 9,
February-March 2007, by Tom Mylet