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The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

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Ragtime artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good ragtime bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top ragtime bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Ragtime groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all ragtime bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest ragtime bands of all time, since the most famous ragtime artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best ragtime music.

You can click on the ragtime band names to see more information about that particular notable ragtime group. If they're near the top of the best ragtime artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top ragtime bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the ragtime band names themselves.

List items include Blind Blake, Sidney Bechet and many additional items as well. Upvote your favorites to see them rise to the top of the list. Are you one of those people that doesn't like Blind Willie McTell or Jelly Roll Morton? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in ragtime music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new ragtime bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of ragtime, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into ragtime music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good ragtime bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent ragtime bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best ragtime bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest ragtime musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular ragtime bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Ragtime More
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    Stride, Ragtime, Swing music More
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    Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz blues More
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    Chicago blues, Ragtime, Piedmont blues More
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    Ragtime, Jazz, Dixieland More
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    Ragtime, Easy listening, Jazz More
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    Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues More
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    Popular music, Ragtime, Jazz More
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    Ragtime, Classical music, Boogie-woogie More
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    Max Morath

    Ragtime More
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    Ragtime, Trad jazz, Jazz More
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    Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz More
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    Ragtime, Jazz blues, Progressive folk music More
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    Archibald Scott Kanon

    Ragtime, Classical music More
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    Charles L. Johnson

    Ragtime, Tango, March More
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    Ragtime, Folk music, Bluegrass More
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    Ragtime, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
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    Ross Petot

    Ragtime, Jazz More
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    Dick Rosmini

    Ragtime, Folk music, Blues More
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    The New Rags

    Ragtime, Garage rock, Pop rock More
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    Klezmer, Ragtime, Jazz More
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    Stride, Ragtime, Jazz More
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    Ragtime, Folk music, Blues More
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    No image
    Stride, Ragtime, Jazz More
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    Ragtime More
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    Skiffle, Ragtime, Swing music More
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    No image
    Stride, Ragtime, Jazz More
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    American Primitivism, Fingerstyle guitar, Ragtime More
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    Ragtime, Folk music, Electric blues More
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    Ragtime, Swing music, Big band More
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    Del Wood

    Ragtime, Country More
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    Mimi Blais

    Ragtime More
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    Ragtime, Folk music, Bluegrass More
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    Peninsula Banjo Band

    Ragtime, Jazz, Dixieland More
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    Jug band, Ragtime, Swing music More
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    Charlie Tagawa

    Ragtime, Dixieland More
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    Mic Conway

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    William Ezell

    Ragtime, Boogie-woogie, Jazz More
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    Hip hop music, Show tune, Rock music More
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    Marty Sammon

    Chicago blues, Ragtime, Electric blues More
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    Ragtime, Dixieland More
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    Fred Van Eps

    Ragtime, Jazz More
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    Ragtime, Folk music, Punk rock More
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    Les C. Copeland

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    Chicago blues, Ragtime, Delta blues More
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    Marvin Ash

    Ragtime, Jazz More
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    Dan W. Quinn

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    Ragtime, Swing music, Big band More
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    Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz More
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