Stella Mayhew and Billie Taylor sing That Beautiful Rag (1910).
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Title||That Beautiful Rag|
|Performed by||Stella Mayhew and Billie Taylor|
Before hip-hop, rap, rock, and jazz music in rag-time (first published appearance being in 1897) was the "radical" new style of music causing some controversy between generations of music-lovers.
Stella Mayhew, the bright and, during this time period,
busy star of the Broadway musical stage,
found time to record three two-minute wax cylinders for Edison
(as well as one four-minute Edison blue amberol
To hear an excerpt
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A copy of the sheet music to That Beautiful Rag is available courtesy of the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.
To hear other examples of wax cylinders, see the
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