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Ragtime, Vocal Selections

The musical Ragtime is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow. It tells the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; Mother, the matriarch of a WASP family in New Rochelle, NY; and Tateh, a Latvian Jewish immigrant. Historical figures such as Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry K. Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman also appear. The music includes marches, cakewalks, gospel and ragtime.Back to Before; Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc.; Gliding; Goodbye, My Love; Make Them Hear You; New Music; Our Children; Ragtime; Sarah Brown Eyes; Till We Reach That Day; Wheels of a Dream; Your Daddy's Son.

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