On From the Vault this week, we revisit a May 6, 1972 recording of the Third Annual Ragtime Revival Reunion from the Free Music Store, a weekly live performance of held at WBAI studios from 1969-1976.
This performance is introduced by Barbara Oka;
William Bolcom performs “Sugar Cane Rag” and “The Nonpareil Rag” by Scott Joplin and “Grace and Beauty” rag by James Scott;
“The Baltimore Todolo,” “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” “Goodnight Angeline,” and “The Charleston Rag” by Eubie Blake;
“Fascination,” “Snowy Winter Blues,” and “The Mule Walk” by James P. Johnson;
“Graceful Ghost” and “Night Hubert” by William Bolcom;
Peter Winkler performs “Ragtime Nighthawk.”
From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.