Because of your support, Peacherine launched a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2018 for our fourth CD, Jazzin’ The Blues Away: Music From The Johnny Maddox Collection!
To purchase this new CD, please visit the STORE page on our site.
In February 2018, Peacherine acquired the theater orchestra collection of legendary ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox (1927-present). Mr. Maddox is one of the leading ragtime piano players of all time, selling over 11 million records (with 9 gold singles), has a star on Hollywood Boulevard, and had a career performing with musicians including Patsy Cline, W.C. Handy, Joe Jordan, Lawrence Welk, Ted Lewis, Tony Pastor, among others. Mr. Maddox collected these 2,000 historic orchestrations orchestrations throughout his lifetime and preserved these in his own immense collection of American popular music.
Our new CD: Jazzin’ The Blues Away: Music from the Johnny Maddox Collectionwill features 22 selections of ragtime, dance, and theatre music from the turn of the last century. Favorites by Scott Joplin, James Scott, George Gershwin, W.C. Handy, John Philip Sousa, etc. are featured, along with novelty pieces featuring members of our orchestra, notably singer Bill Edwards (Of the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters), Corey Sansolo, trombonist, and of course, Adam Swanson on piano.
Peacherine would like to thank the following Kickstarter backers for their support of the new album:
Patrick C. Dittamo, William Edwards, Scott Cupp, Kay Douglas, Avery Morrow, Jack & Chris Bradshaw, Steven Oliver, Terry Norris, Chris & Virginia White, Dr. Scott and Roma King, Penny & Mike Schwarz, Stephen & Jean Sand, Ken and Kathy Alger, Marylinda Jones, Ted Lemen, Rob Mosher, Elie Cossa, Bob Lipton, Larry Melton, Bill Hoffman, Elizabeth Davis, Chris Clark, Lynn Gossett, Robert N. Rapp, Claudia Tyburski, Lynn Klair, Lily Van Alst Brodie, Marilyn Schoon & Bill Wortley, Mike V, Florin Alexandrescu, Cathy Childs, Glenn Robison/Rapidly Rotating Records, Adam Greene, Debbie & Brent Greene, Fredric & Karen Younkins, Francis Kriston Jr., Linda Pietras, Jack Kerch, The Albrecht Family, Lucille Salerno, Fredette Eagle, Bill Thompson, Evelyn Birkby, Carol Andrews, Charles and Marian Rogers, Ellen Ternes, Darrel Woodruff, Diane Capps, Melanie LaChapelle, and Christian Amonson.
Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program for Catonsville Concerts at 3. At Catonsville Presbyterian Church, 1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD. For tickets/more information, visit: https://catonsvilleconcerts.org or call 410-747-6180.
The Ragtime Masters, featuring Buster Keaton’s ONE WEEK! Concert and silent film program for the historic Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC. For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.sumtersc.gov/operahouse or call (803) 436-2616.
The Ragtime Masters, featuring Buster Keaton’s ONE WEEK! Concert and silent film program for the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. At First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC. For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.outerbanksforum.org or call (252) 256-9361.
The Ragtime Masters, featuring Buster Keaton’s ONE WEEK! Concert and silent film program for the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 S. College Street, Morganton, NC. For tickets and more information, visit: https://commaonline.org/ or call (828) 433-SHOW.
PRSO's brand new covers of two modern songs in the ragtime style. Comes with digital download code. $10 USD plus shipping.
Music from the Johnny Maddox Collection (BSW-2251). Includes the Pine Apple Rag, The Aba Daba Honeymoon, music selections by James Scott, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more! $20 USD
PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $20 USD
The Ragtime and Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (BSW-2234). PRSO's second CD featuring music by the "King of the One Step." $20 USD.
Favorites from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2242). PRSO's third CD featuring a variety of ragtime favorites, including The Entertainer, Alexander's Ragtime Band, and more! $20 USD.