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Audiophiles rejoice! Peacherine is proud to release our first 78 rpm record! This vinyl 78 features two musical selections, Knockout Drops (1910) by F. Henri Klickmann and That International Rag (1913) by Irving Berlin, featuring William Edwards on vocals. The sleeve art is designed by Joe Busam. These selections will ONLY be released on 78, so if you are a Peacherine “completionist”, record collector, or general music fan, this record is for you! Limited edition pressing of 300 copies.
NOTE: This 10-inch audiophile-grade 78 rpm vinyl record was mastered and pressed in the USA with superb audio fidelity. It is a stereo microgroove record intended for use on turntables equipped with light-weight stereophonic pickups and is not suitable for use with antique wind-up phonographs.
Mel B. Kaufman (1879-1932), the “King of the One Step,” was one of the most popular and prolific composers of syncopated dance music in the 1910s and early ’20s. His work was featured by such bandleaders as Vincent Lopez, Earl Fuller, Eugene Jaudas, Charles Prince, and Joseph C. Smith, and his lively, catchy melodies found their way into the soundtracks of hundreds of films and animated cartoons well into the 1950s. This first-ever CD devoted to Kaufman’s music features twenty-five (25) numbers (68 minutes), including several selections recorded for the first time. All of the pieces are performed off the original orchestrations using antique instruments and authentic performance techniques. Andrew Greene, director of the PRSO and the world’s leading authority on Mel B. Kaufman, contributes an in-depth essay on Kaufman’s life and work in the accompanying 40-page booklet, which also includes dozens of rare photographs and original sheet music cover art, a comprehensive Kaufman discography, filmography, and more. Featuring Richard Dowling, pianist, and William Edwards, vocalist.
“A real contribution in bringing back an American original.” – John Thornton, Documentarian
“Wonderful, toe tapping fun!… A stunning second album by this ensemble.” – Itunes Review, August 2015
PRSO’s first recording, featuring American music from 1893 to 1920. This highly praised CD features 63 minutes of ragtime treats, dancing from the rags of Scott Joplin to songs by Irving Berlin, novelties by George L. Cobb, and the delightful works of Stephen Foster and more!. That Teasin’ Rag includes several selections recorded for the first time ever, and is our tribute to American ragtime, theatre, and dance music. Add it to your collection today!
“One of the most satisfying ragtime orchestra collections available.” – Rob Bamberger, Hot Jazz Saturday Night
Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program at the historic Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC. For tickets/more information, visit: https://www.theavalon.org/ or call (202) 966-6000.
Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program for Orange City Arts at the Unity Knight Center, 216 Michigan Ave SW, Orange City, IA. For tickets/more information, visit: https://orangecityarts.net or call 712-707-6514.
Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program at the historic Brown Grand Opera House, 310 W 6th St, Concordia, KS. For tickets/more information, visit: http://www.browngrand.org or call 785-243-2553
Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween! Silent film program for the Quincy Civic Music Association. At the Morrison Theater, 14th & Maine St, Quincy, IL . For tickets/more information, visit: http://www.quincycivicmusic.org/ or call 217-224-5499
PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $15 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.