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Begins with clarinetist Tony Parenti playing an unnamed ragtime tune for an audience.
Parenti plays "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin with piano accompaniment
Charlie Traeger, bassist, and Freddie Moore, drummer, play with the two other (unnamed) musicians: "High Society"
Huddie Ledbetter plays "Good Morning Blues, How Do You Do?" (ends abruptly)
Host thanks Mr. Sullivan and talks to Mr. Charles Bill Arnay (?), bassist Wellman Brody and trumpeter Gus Aiken. Along with Fred Moore on drums, Art Vorhees (?) singer Anne Lewis for "Fish Out of Water" and "Jail House Blues."
Host talks to Arnay about John "Nocky" Parker, a professor of jazz piano, who then plays "The Grace and Beauty Rag." Parker talks about his youth in Texas. Parker then introduces "Dead Man's Blues," which is not recorded here.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 72582
Municipal archives id: LT5361