THE NEW CENTURY RAGTIME ORCHESTRA – SINGIN’ IN THE BATHTUB
Artist: THE NEW CENTURY RAGTIME ORCHESTRA
The eight piece NCRO was formed in 1998 with the intention of preserving and playing orchestrated Ragtime tunes. Over the intervening years the personnel has expanded to thirteen and the repertoire has widened to include Classic Jazz and Hot Dance music. Tunes on this CD date from 1903 and run the whole gamut up to 1931: classic Ragtime pieces to early Swing tunes; obscure tunes to the more familiar. This is no serious, straight-laced presentation, though; the band plays with a love of this music and the enthusiasm comes through loud and clear. Two guests join the band on the CD: Keith Nichols and Nick Ward
Doin' The New Low-Down; Reindeer Rag; Guilty; Everybody Loves My Girl; Black Beauty; You'd Be Surprised; Gonna Get A Girl; Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love); Rose Room; Belle Of The Philippines; Singin' In The Bathtub; Patrol Wagon Blues; I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby; Limehouse Blues; She's Got It; I'll Never Be The Same; My Sweet Tooth Says I Want To (But My Wisdom Tooth Says No); That Teasin' Rag; I'm Through With Love; The Terror.