The Best Ragtime Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

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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    Scott Joplin: The Easy Winners & Other Rag-Time Music / André ...

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    Christmas Island, Double Time, On the Track

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    Classic American Music, A Portrait of Fats Waller, Ain't Misbehavin'

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    The Complete Library of Congress Recordings, The King & Mister Jelly ...

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    Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker, The Master of Ragtime Guitar, All ...

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    Party Medleys, The Best Of Winifred Atwell, Around the World in 80 Tunes ...

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    Memories of You, Tricky Fingers, The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake

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    The Art of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar, Kid on the Moutain, There's Something ...

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    The Ditty Bops, Moon Over the Freeway, Love Letters

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    No Dirty Names, Just Dave Van Ronk, Sunday Street

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    Neshamah, Tanz, At the Rebbe's Table

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    Sounds of Ragtime and Vaudeville, Volume 1, New Orleans Jazz Echoes

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    How Late'll Ya Play 'Til?, David Bromberg, The Player: A Retrospective

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    Take Jennie To Brooklyn

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    A Genuine Rosmini, Adventures for 12-String, 6-String and Banjo

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    Plays Jelly Roll Morton Piano Solos, Yulestride, If You Don't Shake ...

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    The Complete Decca Sessions 1954/55, High Society, The Best of Chris ...

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    Give Me Your Telephone Number, Don't Give Up the Ship

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    A Truckload of Blues, Rolling Through This World, Blues Reflex

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    Kensington Blues, Raag Manifestos, I Do Play Rock and Roll

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    Saddle River Stringband

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    Shake Your Wicked Knees

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    West of Oz, Growing Up in Hollywood Town

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