“Their level of talent, precision, and overt enthusiasm is equal to, if not surpassing any ragtime orchestra of its size performing today.” - Jack Rummel Ragtime Reviews


“One of the finest groups of its kind… impeccably performed.” – Scott Yanow, The Syncopated Times


Ragtime, the uniquely American, syncopated musical style, captures the energy and romanticism of life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On this, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra’s third album, we seek to explore some of America’s most celebrated ragtime-era works, alongside forgotten and rediscovered favorites, performed as audiences would have heard them over a century ago. Featuring twenty-two (22) numbers (70 minutes), this album premiers several never-before recorded orchestrations besides classics by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and the creators of America’s first popular music. Andrew Greene, director of the PRSO, contributes a 24 page booklet of liner notes on the tracks, including rare photographs, sheet music covers, and more. Featuring Max Keenlyside, pianist, and William Edwards, vocalist.


  • 1. Ragtime Soldier Man (1912) by Irving Berlin
  • 2. At A Georgia Camp Meeting (1897) by Kerry Mills
  • 3. Elite Syncopations (1902) by Scott Joplin
  • 4. You’re A Grand Old Flag (1906) by George M. Cohan
  • 5. Charleston Rag (c. 1899) by Eubie Blake
  • 6. Floatin’ Down To Cotton Town (1919) by F. Henri Klickmann
  • 7. Semper Fidelis (1888) by John Philip Sousa
  • 8. Fido Is A Hot Dog Now (1914) by Raymond Walker
  • 9. The Entertainer (1902) by Scott Joplin
  • 10. He’d Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile) (1913) by Maurice Abrahams
  • 11. Grace and Beauty (1909) by James Scott
  • 12. The Silver Swan (c. 1914) by Scott Joplin
  • 13. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1911) by Irving Berlin
  • 14. Desecration Rag (Rag Humoresque) (1914) by Felix Ardnt
  • 15. Delectation: Valse Hesitation (1914) by Walter Rolfe
  • 16. Jazarella (1919) by Larry Briers
  • 17. Alabama Jubilee (1915) by George L. Cobb
  • 18. Beale Street (1917) by W.C. Handy
  • 19. Oh Slip It Man: Trombone Novelty (1916) by N.C. Davis
  • 20. Frog-I-More Rag (c. 1908) by Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton
  • 21. At The Moving Picture Ball (1920) by Jos. Santly
  • 22. Tiger Rag: Jazz One Step (1917) by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Total Time: 70:00

Elite Syncopations CD

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