World of Ragtime
WORLD OF RAGTIME AIRS: 11:30PM FRIDAY on KMRE-LP 102.3 FM or on kmre.org
A weekly half-hour show hosted by Richard Abbott that explores the history of this early form of piano jazz from its beginnings in the 1890s through its revivals in the 1950s and 1970s up to the present day. You’ll hear some lovely ragtime classics, not only by famous composers like Scott Joplin but also those by the many lesser-known ones like Joseph Lamb and Eubie Blake. This uniquely American music simply deserves to be heard!