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Ragtime, Blues and Jazz Videos

This page features live performances of ragtime, blues, and jazz. Each piece is arranged in a unique, partly improvised, manner.

Fats Waller’s “Alligator Crawl,” a classic of stride piano.

“Peaceful Henry,” a 1901 rag by mid-Westerner Harry Kelly. ┬áIt is a lovely, lyrical example of the folk ragtime style known as a “slow drag.”

Jelly Roll Morton’s “The Pearls,” an elegant, wistful jazz standard from 1923.

“Tiger Rag” A stunning solo version of this early jazz classic.