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A catchy ragtime piece from 1909, the Yankiana Rag, by Edison's American Symphony Orchestra.

Yankiana Rag
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 10168
Category Orchestra
Title Yankiana Rag
Performed by American Symphony Orchestra
Circa July 1909
Announcement None

This ragtime number, written in 1908, was a musical highlight and featured in the relatively short five-month New York run of "Miss Innocence".   In fact, the show closed in May just as Edison prepared to release this recording!

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Cover of Yankiana Rag sheet music
(courtesy of Colin Cochrane's Halcyon Days Music).

10168   Yankiana Rag American Symphony Orchestra
    This composition is featured in Anna Held's musical production, "Miss Innocence."   It cannot fail to please all lovers of light musical compositions when rendered by orchestra.   Composer, Melville J. Gideon; publisher, Shapiro, New York.
— May 1909 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the July records]


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