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Axel Christensen: The Czar of Ragtime and his Ragtime Review

Chapter 2: Ragtime Review (1914-1918)

 

By Ted Tjaden

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The Ragtime Review played a major role in promoting the popularity of ragtime music and the instruction of ragtime piano (the entire run of the magazine is set out below on this page, in full-text). Axel Christensen was the founder and editor of the Ragtime Review. Each monthly edition contained several short articles on ragtime music, short news and humor stories and sheet music, typically including one instrumental rag and one ragtime song in each volume. The magazine also included numerous advertisements for sheet music and Christensen's ragtime instructions manuals and schools of ragtime. Jasen and Jones in That American Rag (2000:128) describe the Ragtime Review as a "hodgepodge" of "ragtime chatter."

There is no evidence in Volume 4, No 2 (February 1918) what appears to be the final volume that this was to be the last volume published. In fact, the final volume contains the exhortation for readers to subscribe to the Ragtime Review and includes "Part 1" of a short story (implying there would be a "Part 2" in a future issue). However, it appears that Christensen may have realized that the era of classic ragtime piano music was in decline by 1918 in favour of emerging jazz piano. In addition, it may be that Walter Jacob's monthly music magazine That Tuneful Yankee which started publication the year before in 1917 and which was renamed Melody in 1918, was cutting into the sale of Christensen's Ragtime Review. What is known for sure, however, is that the cover of the March 1918 edition of Melody (see the cover below) announces with a "hasty" note that Walter Jacobs had taken over the Ragtime Review and promised to extend to subscribers of the Ragtime Review the same number of issues of Melody (and for those who subscribed to both magazines a further extension to their Melody subscription).

March 1918 Melody Magazine cover

 

Left: Front cover of March 1918 edition of Melody magazine (Walter Jacobs) announcing the "take over" by Jacobs of Christensen's Ragtime Review.

Announcement on March 1918 cover of
                              Melody magazine re takeover of Ragtime
                              Review

 

Left: Close of of blurb on the front cover, above, of March 1918 edition of Melody magazine (Walter Jacobs) announcing the "take over" by Jacobs of Christensen's Ragtime Review.

 

Set out below on this page is the full-text of the entire run of the Ragtime Review, divided by volume number:

Note on quality of PDF images below: Unfortunately, the quality of the PDF images below is not good (the source material was on microfiche). I was close to abandoning the effort to digitize this material to see if I could obtain a better source for these images, but I decided to proceed since most of the text and the musical scores in the pages below are legible (most of the photos are not, alas). Some access is better than no access. In many cases, I cleaned up the images to remove distortions and other imperfections that affected legibility. Fortunately, the first volume below (Vol 1, No 1) is available online from the Library of Congress. If anyone is willing to temporarily loan me print copies of the Ragtime Review so that I could digitally scan them and upload and replace the images below, please let me know. If you are interested in any of the musical scores found in the Ragtime Review by Axel Christensen, Robert Marine, Bernard Brin, Edward J. Mellinger or Marcella Henry, please view or download the sheet music found in Chapter 3 since I spent a fair bit of time cleaning up the sheet music found in Chapter 3 (whereas some of the sheet music below in this Chapter is not as legible).

Thanks to Rob Crausaz for providing old scans of the original covers for December 1914, and May and August 1915.

 

Ragtime Review, Volume 1 (December 1914 - September 1915, 9 issues)     [top]

 

Ragtime Review Cover - Volume 1,
                              Issue 1

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 1: December 1914)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "The Popularity of Ragtime" (page 1)
  • Ragtime song: In Love's Paradise (music by Edw J Mellinger and words by Noah G Henley) (pages 7-9) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime instrumental: Minnesota Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 10-12) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 1) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 13-18)
  • Numerous ads
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 2:
                              January 1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 2: January 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "How to Play a Vaudeville Show" (pages 3-4)
  • Ragtime instrumental: Old Black Joe in Ragtime (Simplified Version) (by Axel Christensen) (page 7) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime song: He's My Ragtime Dancing Man (words and music by EW Coulson) (pages 9-11)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 2) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 12-14)
  • Various short news stories and humorous articles
  • List of Sheet Music for Sale, "Latest and Best Popular Music" (page 20)
  • Various ads, including full page ad by Stark Music Co ("Rags That Never Die") (page 23)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 3: March
                              1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 3: March 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Ragtime on the Coast: Its Title Discussed" (by WT Gleeson) (pages 5-6)
  • Article: "Ragtime the American National Music" (by Bessie Hanson) (page 8)
  • Ragtime instrumental: Wesbter Grove Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 9-11) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Editorial: "A Plea for Ragtime" (by Axel Christensen) (page 12)
  • Ragtime Song: In My Mercer Racing Car (by Axel Christensen and John Meck) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (e.g., "Notes for Picture Pianists" on page 18)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 3) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 20-26)

Interesting quote: "There will come a time when we will be able to sit at the fireside and listen to music over the telephone. It is claimed that a phonetic apparatus has been perfected that will enable us to do so" (page 12).

 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 4: April
                              1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 4: April 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Ragtime Recital in Seattle" (pages 1-2), plus various short "news" items
  • Letter to the Editor from John Stark complaining about people who complain about ragtime (page 3)
  • Ragtime instrumental: Marching Thro' Georgia (by Axel Christensen) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Agitation Rag (by Robert Hampton) (pages 8-11)
  • Editorial: "Harmless Sexuality of Syncopated Music" (pages 12, 28)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 4) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 14-20)

Funny quote: "A new parody on the well known song "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" has appeared. The title of it is "It's the Wrong Way to Tickle Mary."

 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 5: May
                              1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 5: May 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Notes on New Popular Music" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 3-5)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 5) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 5-9)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Tango Tea: Dance (by Ed Hallway) (pages 10-13)
  • Miscellaneous news and short articles (pages 14-20)
  • Ragtime Song: I Would Go To Sleep, And Dream Forever (If I Knew That I Would Dream Of You) (by Herbert Collier) (pages 22, 24, 26)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 6: June
                              1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 6: June 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Can Ragtime Be Suppressed?" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 3-4)
  • Article: "Notes on New Popular Music" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 4-6)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Parade of the Goblins (March & Two Step Intermezzo) (by Charles Brown) (pages 8-11)
  • Miscellaneous news and short articles (pages 12-15)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 6) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 16-18)
  • Music Exercise: Left-Handed William (pages 18-19)
  • Column: Teachers' and Pupils' Corner (letters testifying to results achieved under the Christensen "system" (pages 20-26)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 7: July
                              1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 7: July 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Notes on New Popular Music" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 3-5)
  • Article: "Touch and Tone for Ragtime" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 5-6)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Valse Eternal (by Charles Brown) (pages 8-11)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 7) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 18-22)
  • Miscellaneous news and short articles
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 8: August
                              1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 8: August 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Notes on New Popular Music" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 6-8)
  • Article: "Advertising Ragtime" (by Bernard Brin) (page 9)
  • Miscellaneous short articles, including one describing copyright infringement of one of Christensen's instruction books (pages 14-15)
  • Ragtime song: Jitney Bus Rag (by Bernard Brin) (pages 16-19) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 8) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 20-21)
  • Article: "The Teaching of Ragtime Versus Classical" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 21-22)
  • Column: Teachers' and Pupils' Corner (letters testifying to results achieved under the Christensen "system") (pages 25-28)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 1, No. 9:
                              September 1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 1, No 9: September 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Notes on New Popular Music" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 5-10)
  • Ragtime Song: I Want My Dreams Of Yesterday (music by Charles Brown and words by Bessie Buchanan) (pages 11-13)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 9) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 18-20)
  • Miscellaneous short articles and ads (pages 21-25)
  • Column: Teachers' and Pupils' Corner (pages 26-28)

 

Ragtime Review, Volume 2 (November 1915 - December 1916)     [top]

 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 1:
                              November 1915)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 1: November 1915)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Notes on New Popular Music" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 3-8)
  • Ragtime Song: In The Summer Time (Take A Trip To The Seashore) (words and melody by RD Klock, arranged by EH See) (pages 13-16)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 11) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 17-19)
  • Column: Teachers' and Pupils' Corner (pages 19-22)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 2:
                              December-January 1915-1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 2: December-January 1915-1916)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "The Vaudeville Agent" (by Frank Doyle) (page 3)
  • Miscellaneous Articles (pages 3-8)
  • Ragtime Song: At The County Fair (by Herb Hayworth and Allen Spurr) (pages 9-12)
  • Ragtime Song: Ragtime Rings The Bell (words and music by Axel Christensen) (pages 13-15) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Sample of Cauldron Rag (by Axel Christensen), single page of first page of music (page 16)
  • Note: parts of pages 17 and 18 were "cut out" from the source
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 17-22)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 3:
                              February 1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 3: February 1916)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "New and Popular Music" (page 3)
  • Article: "How To Become A Ragtime Teacher" (by Jacob Schwartz) (pages 3-4)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 4-8)
  • Ragtime Song: Her Ragtime Romeo (music by Billy Rogers and words by Ireve Collins, Jr and Joe Griffin) (pages 9-12)
  • Ragtime Song: Good-Bye Little Country Girl (music by Frank Butler and words by Lou Cohan) (pages 13-16)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 12) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 18-20)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 4: March
                              1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 4: March 1916)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "New and Popular Music" (pages 3-4)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 4-8)
  • Ragtime Song: Rosalie (by Will Carroll) (pages 9-11)
  • Article: "A Course in Vaudeville Piano Playing" (Part 13) (by Axel Christensen) (pages 18-19)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 5: April
                              1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 5: April 1916)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Seen Through the Publisher's Window" (review of new songs) (pages 1-2). Note: Page 1 is almost illegible.
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 2-4)
  • Note: Pages 5 to 8 were missing from the source material
  • Ragtime Song: My Little Irish Girl (music by H Berry and words by Connett and Gregg) (pages 9-11)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Marine Fox Trot (by Robert Marine) (pages 12-14) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • One page samples for each of Star and Garter Ragtime Waltz (by Axel Christensen) and The Cauldron Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 15-16)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 6: May
                              1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 6: May 1916)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 16 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "The Orchestral Organ At Covent Garden" (page 1)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 1-4)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Glittering Stars: Ragtime Waltz (by Marcella Henry) (pages 5-8) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: That Easy Rag (by Edward Mellinger) (pages 9-11) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-15)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 7: July
                              1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 7: July 1916)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 16 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Seen Through The Publisher's Window" (pages 1-2)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 1-4)
  • Ragtime Song: I Can't Forget You, Mary (music by Merlin Dappert and words by JR Shannon) (pages 5-8)
  • Ragtime Song: Goodbye My Dear Old GOP (music by LA Clark and words by J "Happy" Reed) (pages 9-11)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-14)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 7: July
                              1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 8: August 1916)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 18 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Article: "Ragtime Our Standard Music" (by Axel Christensen) (pages 1-2)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 2-6, 11-16)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Pianophiend (A Musical Eccentricty) (by Reuben Hasken) (pages 7-10)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 9:
                              October 1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 9: October 1916)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 22 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: Betty Weston's Triumph (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 1-2)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 2-6)
  • Article: "Review of New Music" (pages 6)
  • Ragtime Song: I'm Sure I Wasn't Raised To Be A Soldier (But I'll Fight For Dear Old Red White And Blue) (words and music by Charles Campbell) (pages 7-9)
  • Movie Music: Hurry (Pursuit and Capture) (page 10)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 11-17)
  • Article: "Notes From The Studios" (pages 18-20)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 10:
                              November 1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 10: November 1916)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 26 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: Why Bonehead Billings Couldn't Pitch (A Comical Story of a Baseball Twirler and his Susceptibility to Ragtime) (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 5-9)
  • Column: "Among the Theatres" (page 10)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Press Club Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 11-14) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Song: Rube From A High Grass Town (words and music by Cal Stewart (page 15)
  • Ragtime Song: The Song She Sang To Me (words by Cal Stewart, arranged by Chalmers Rego) (pages 16-17)
  • Ragtime Song: I Laughed At The Wrong Time (words and music by Cal Stewart) (page 18)
  • Column: "Movie Monologues" (by Treve Collins, Jr) (page 21)
  • Column: "Notes From The Studios" (pages 24, 26)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, No. 11:
                              December 1916)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 2, No 11: December 1916)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 28 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: Kid McCann's Waterloo (How Ragtime Affected a Prizefighter's Career) (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5, 26)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 5-7)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music: As Seen Through the Publisher's Window" (pages 8-10)
  • Column: "Among the Theatres" (page 10)
  • Ragtime Song: You (words and music by Grace Tilden Burrows) (pages 11-13)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: The Oliver Twist (by Otto Fessler) (pages 14-15)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: That Potatoe Bug Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 16-17) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Movie music: Moonlight Scenes (page 18)
  • Article: "Neutrality and Other Things" (by Courtland Christiani) (page 19)
  • Column: "Movie Monologues" (by Treve Collins, Jr) (pages 21-22)
  • Column: Notes From The Studios" (pages 24, 26)

 

Ragtime Review, Volume 3 (January 1917 - December 1917)    [top]

 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 1:
                              January 1917)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 1: January 1917)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 28 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: The Taming Of Bad Buck Wendell, Part 1 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-4, 6-7, 26)
  • One page "portrait" of Axel Christensen wishing "A Happy New Year to Readers of the Ragtime Review" (page 5)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (pages 8-9)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Irmena Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 11-14) (sheet music is available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Progressive Rag (Dance Comique) (by Tobe Brown) (pages 15-17) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Movie music: "Pantaloon" Danse Grotesque (for Comic Scenes) (page 18)
  • Column: "Hotel and Club Entertainment" (by Ernest Briggs) (pages 20-23)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (page 24)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 2:
                              February 1917)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 2: February 1917)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 28 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: The Taming Of Bad Buck Wendell, Part 2 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-6)
  • Article: "Ragtime in AD 2017" (by Courtland Christiani) (pages 7, 25)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by FG Corbitt) (pages 8-9)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Star and Garter: Ragtime Waltz (by Axel Christensen) (pages 11-14) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: The Cauldron Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 15-18) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Column: "Among the Theatres" (page 19-21)
  • Column: "Musical Musings" (by Treve Collins, Jr) (pages 21-23)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (pages 24-26)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 3: March
                              1917)

 

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 3: March 1917)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 28 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: That Harmony Quartette (The Trials, Tribulations and Adventures of Four Musical "Mokes"), Part 1 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-4, 10)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 5-9)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by FG Corbitt) (pages 8-9)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Pathetic Rag (by Axel Christensen) (pages 15-18) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Column: "Among the Theatres" (page 19)
  • Column: "Hotel and Club Entertainment" (by Ernest Briggs) (pages 20-21)
  • Article: "Answering the Critics" (by WT Gleason) (pages 22-23)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (pages 24-25)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 4: April
                              1917)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 4: April 1917)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 28 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: That Harmony Quartette (The Trials, Tribulations and Adventures of Four Musical "Mokes"), Part 2 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-6)
  • Article: "Life in a Ragtime Studio" (by Young Rocky) (pages 6-7)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by FG Corbitt) (pages 8-9)
  • Article: "An Experience" (by Marcella Henry" (page 9)
  • Article: "Proper Photo-Playing" (by ME Gregory) (page 10)
  • Ragtime Song: Nothing to do But Love You (words by Bessie Moore and music by Paul Nixon) (pages 11-13)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: The Tantalizer Rag (by Frank Butler) (pages 14-17) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Column: "Among the Theatres" (pages 19-20)
  • Article: "Some Sidelights" [humorous stories] (by Dap) (pages 22-23)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (pages 24-25)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 5: May
                              1917)

 

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 5: May 1917)  [top]

View entire issue (PDF, 28 pages)

Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: That Harmony Quartette (The Trials, Tribulations and Adventures of Four Musical "Mokes"), Part 3 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-6)
  • Short story: Adventures of an Old Cello (by Professor Hans Mettke) (pages 6-7)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by FG Corbitt) (pages 8-9)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 9-10)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Sweet Baby Blues (by Ralph Williams) (pages 11-13)
  • Ragtime Song: Little Honey (by Zella Estelle Leighton) (pages 14-15)
  • Movie music: Coronation March (Also for Court Scenes, Pageants, Etc) (by JS Meck) (pages 16-17)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Star Spangled Banner (page 18)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 19-23)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (pages 24-25)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 6: June
                              1917)

 

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 6: June 1917)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: Bad Buck Wendell's Return, Part 1 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5, 14)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by FG Corbitt) (pages 6-7)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 7-8)
  • Movie music: For Introductions, Lively Scenes, Western Pictures, Etc (page 9)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: National Colors Rag (by Marcella Henry) (pages 10-11) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Simple Confession in Ragtime (by Axel Christensen) (page 12)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-17)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (page 18)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 7: July
                              1917)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 7: July 1917)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: Bad Buck Wendell's Return, Part 2 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5, 14)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by FG Corbitt) (pages 6-7)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 7-8)
  • Movie music: Quarrel or Struggle Scenes (page 9)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Kentucky Rag (by Marcella Henry) (pages 10-11) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Mendelssohn's Wedding March in Ragtime (by Axel Christensen) (page 12) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-17)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (page 18)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 8: August
                              1917)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 8: August 1917)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by FG Corbitt) (pages 1, 3)
  • Short story: Bad Buck Wendell's Return, Part 3 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5, 13)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 6-8)
  • Ragtime Song: Nothing to Do but Love You (words by Bessie Moore and music by Paul Nixon) (pages 9-11)
  • Movie music: Turkish (page 12)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-17)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (pages 18-19)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 9:
                              September 1917)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 9: September 1917)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: Wanted - A Model (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5, 13)
  • Column: "Review of New Music" (page 6)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 6-8)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Reinette Rag (by David Reichstein) (pages 9-12) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-19)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (pages 18-19)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 10:
                              October 1917)

 

Axel Christensen, Ragtime Review (Vol 3, No 10: October 1917)  [top]

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: That Harmony Quartette (Some More of the Trials, Tribulations and Adventures of Four Musical "Mokes") (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5, 13)
  • Column: "New Music Review" (pages 6-7)
  • Short story: A Wee Widow Wanders in Cabaret Land: The Adventure of the Spinning Dime (by Jane Lamoureux) (pages 8, 19)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Broadway Rag (by Marcella Henry) (pages 9-10) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Song: Covent Garden: Ragtime Waltz (by Marcella Henry) (pages 11-12) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-17)
  • Column: "Notes from the Studios" (pages 18-19)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 3, No. 11:
                              December 1917)

 

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Short story: The Kid (In Which A Young Woman Of Fixed Intentions Marries A Vaudeville Star With Unexpected Results), Part 1 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (pages 3-5, 13)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (pages 6-7)
  • Short story: A Wee Widow Wanders in Cabaret Land: The Adventure of the Frozen Girl (by Jane Lamoureux) (pages 8, 14)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Curious Cornelius: Ragtime March (by Oscar Chilton) (pages 9-10)
  • Ragtime Song: Uncle Sam is Calling You (by William Herbst) (pages 11-12)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 13-19)

 

Ragtime Review, Volume 4 (January 1918)    [top]

 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 4, No. 1:
                              January 1918)

 

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Highlights in this issue:

[Note: this issue appears to have been missing page 2 (usually advertisements) from the source material and is not included here]

  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 3 to 6, 7-8)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" (by Jane Damoureaux) (pages 6-7)
  • Short story: The Kid, Part 2 (by Peter Frank Meyer) (page 8, 17-20))
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Over the Top (by Maxwell Goldman) (page 9)
  • Ragtime Song: I'll Take Your Heart To Mexico (And Leave My Heart Behind) (words by Arthur Lamb and music by Charles Brown) (pages 10-11)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: The Green Mill Rag (by Marcella Henry) (pages 12-13) (sheet music available in Chapter 3)
  • Ragtime Song: When the Lips Say "Yes" and the Heart Says "No" (words by Arthur Lamb and music by Charles Brown) (pages 14-15)
  • Ragtime Instrumental: Waltz Rag Arrangement of Chorus of When the Lips Say "Yes" and the Heart Says "No" (page 16)
 

Ragtime Review (Vol. 4, No. 2:
                              February 1918) Cover

 

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Highlights in this issue:

  • Ad for Christensen School of Popular Music (page 2)
  • Article: "A Week in Vaudeville" by Axel Christensen (pages 3 to 4)
  • Miscellaneous short articles (pages 3 to 4, 8, 18-22)
  • Short story: "Pussy Grey Mow's Revolt" (Part I) by Peter Frank Meyer (pages 5, 17-18)
  • Column: "Review of the New Music" by Jane Lamoureaux (pages 6-7)
  • Ragtime song: Mother's Old Rocking Chair by Charles B. Brown (page 9)
  • Ragtime song: Ragtime Rings The Bell (and simplified arrangement of chorus) by Axel Christensen (pages 10-11)
  • Ragtime instrumental: Happy Sam: One Step Or Two Step by Oscar Chilton (pages 12-13)
  • Ragtime instrumental: The Cactus Rag by Lucian Porter Gibson (pages 14-16)
  • Music ads (pages 23-24)

 

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