Max Morath's mother, a first-rate movie pianist, spurred on his passion to play and expose ragtime music to a wider audience. Ragtime and other turn-of-the-century music are treated to compelling interpretations on these two albums from the vaults of Epic Records. The Jordanaires, Elvis's back-up vocal group, augment Morath's playing. Highlights are tunes such as Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now," and "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
1.Medley: A. I'm Certainly Living A Ragtime Life / B. Dill Pickles Rag
3.World War I Medley: A. Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers / B. If He Can Fight Like He Can Love, Goodnight Germany! / C. We Don't Want The Bacon (What We Want Is A Piece Of The Rhine)
4.World War I Medley: (Continued) A. K-K-K-Katy / B. Thtop Your Thtuttering, Jimmy
5.Nickelodeon Songs: A. Then We'll All Go Home / B. She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured / C. By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / D. All Alone
6.Maple Leaf Rag
7.I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
8.Take Me Out To The Ball Game
9.My Name Is Morgan (But It Ain't J.P.)
10.The Dirty Songs A. Always Take A Girl Named Daisy / B. If You Talk In Your Sleep, Don't Mention My Name / C. Row, Row, Row
12.Heaven Will Protect The Working Girl
13.Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night?
16.Hello, Ma Baby
17.Climax Rag .
19.The Cubanola Glide
20.Oh, Mr. Johnson
23.If You Dan't Have Any Money (Don't Bother Comin' 'Round)
26.Save It For Me
2 LPs on 1 CD: PRESENTING THAT CELEBRATED MAESTRO (1963)/OH, PLAY THAT THING! (1964).
Originally released on Epic (26066) & Epic (26106).
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of Max Morath LPs: Presenting That Celebrated Maestro and Oh, Play That Thing!: The Ragtime Era. Originally issued in 1963 and 1964, respectively, each of the 26 tracks has a continuity dominated by ragtime piano. Highlights Include "I'm Certainly Living a Ragtime Life," "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now," "Maple Leaf Rag," and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." ~ Al Campbell