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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 artists include Blind Blake, Sidney Bechet and many additional artists 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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    Stride, Ragtime, Swing music

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    Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz blues

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    Chicago blues, Ragtime, Piedmont blues

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    Ragtime, Easy listening, Jazz

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    Popular music, Ragtime, Jazz

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    Ragtime, Classical music, Boogie-woogie

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    Ragtime

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    Ragtime, Jazz, Dixieland

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    Pop music

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    Ragtime, Trad jazz, Jazz

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    Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues

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    Ross Petot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime, Jazz

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    Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz

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    Archibald Scott Kanon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime, Classical music

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    Ragtime, Jazz blues, Progressive folk music

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    Ragtime, Folk music, Blues

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    Ragtime, Folk music, Bluegrass

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    Charles L. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime, Tango, March

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    Klezmer, Ragtime, Jazz

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    Ragtime, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Ragtime, Folk music, Blues

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    Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

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    Mimi Blais is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime

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    Peninsula Banjo Band is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime, Jazz, Dixieland

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    Ragtime, Dixieland

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    The Boilermaker Jazz Band is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists
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    American Primitivism, Fingerstyle guitar, Ragtime

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    Ragtime, Garage rock, Pop rock

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    Ragtime, Swing music, Big band

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    Ragtime, Folk music, Electric blues

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    Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

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    Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

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    Marvin Ash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime, Jazz

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    Del Wood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime, Country

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    Marty Sammon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Chicago blues, Ragtime, Electric blues

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    Hip hop music, Show tune, Rock music

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    Ragtime, Boogie-woogie, Jazz

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    Ragtime, Folk music, Bluegrass

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    Skiffle, Ragtime, Swing music

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    Lincoln Mayorga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Pop music, Ragtime, Classical music

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    Ragtime, Folk music, Punk rock

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    Ragtime

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    Ragtime, Swing music, Big band

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    Les C. Copeland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists
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    Fred Van Eps is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists

    Ragtime, Jazz

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    Cakewalk, Ragtime, March

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