TurpinTyme Ragsters

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YouTube Videos

Black Hand Strawman: The History of Organized Crime
The Ragsters can be heard in this documentary film produced in Kansas City

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Where can we hear the TurpinTyme Ragsters?
For a list of upcoming live performances Go To The
TurpinTyme Ragsters Info Page


Young Audiences-School Concert Information

Who are the TurpinTyme Ragsters?
The TurpinTyme Ragsters are a 7-Piece Ragtime music ensemble based in Kansas City. We hope to turn the clocks back, musically, to a era of ceiling fans, ice cream socials, and Sunday concerts in the park.

What's the music like?
Our repertoire reflects the diversity of music from "turn of the century" America, including songs like Dill Pickles, The Entertainer, Creole Belles, Razzamazza, Kansas City Rag, Easy Winners, The Chrysanthemum, Peaceful Henry, 12th Street Rag, Ragtime Dance...

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When did you begin?
The Ragsters were formed in 1993 with a desire to play a unique style of music. Since the Mid-West in the early 1900's was a virtual "hot bed" of Ragtime activity from Kansas City to Sedalia to St. Louis we knew we were on the right track. So, armed with a list of local composers that reads like a Who's Who in the Ragtime "Hall of Fame" to draw from, how could we go wrong?

Why do you play Ragtime music?
Simply stated, performing the music of Scott Joplin, James Scott, Charles Johnson, Joseph Lamb, Eubie Blake and our namesake Tom Turpin, makes us happy. We hope it will do the same for you!


Here's some info on Kansas City's PBS station's
production of a five part series entitled
"Uniquely Kansas City".
Part two includes local ragtime music and history with
background music provided by
The Etcetera String Band, Nora Hulse, the
TurpinTyme Ragsters, and Perfessor Bill Edwards.

The Program

I Don't Want Say I'll Do Most Anything For A Gig But..................

The "Ragsters" with the one & only
"Ragtime" Bob Darch

Pierce City, Missouri 9-14-97
Theron Bennett Festival


Places to GO!
Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation
Elite Syncopations Radio
West Coast Ragtime Society
Oleg Mezjuev's Swedish Ragtime Home Page
Ragtime Press
Dixieland Home Page
Kansas City Bar-B-Que Connection

Blue and Gray Brass Brigade

Tom Turpin and the Rosebud Cafe

Walter Bryant Music

The Maple Leaf Rag Ring-Devoted To Scott Joplin
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