The following selections are taken from Peacherine’s live concerts and CD recordings.
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (1912)
One of the most popular songs to come out of the ragtime era, played off the original orchestration! Legend has it that Lewis F. Muir and L. Wolfe Gilbert got into an argument about Muir’s composition “When Ragtime Rosie Ragged The Rosary”, and challenged him to write something more appropriate for audiences. The result was this: Waiting For The Robert E. Lee. Recorded live Saturday, May 2, 2015.
The Entertainer (1902)
One of Scott Joplin’s most beloved melodies, from our CD Elite Syncopations: Favorites from the Ragtime Era.
Me-ow: Song (1919)
One of the biggest hits of 1918 and 1919, Me-ow, composed by Mel B. Kaufman (featured on PRSO’s NEW CD release) was a novelty song that swept the nation. Billed as “the greatest novelty song ever produced”, the piece sent America to the dance floors and tapping their toes. Here vocalist William Edwards joins the PRSO to re-create Irving Kaufman’s Cylinder Recording for Edison records.
The Peacherine Rag (1901)
Our namesake! One of Scott Joplin’s ragtime pieces released by John Stark & Sons in 1901.
Composer Mel B. Kaufman released a series of one-steps between 1924 and 1931 specifically geared for film accompaniment. Here PRSO records (for the first time since the 1920s) Kaufman’s SHOOT, which was featured in over a dozen early film scores. Available on our new album STEP WITH PEP: THE RAGTIME AND DANCE MUSIC OF MEL B. KAUFMAN.