DREAM RAG, THE

Latest update on 08/01/2017

Artist: Eubie Blake
Author: Jesse Pickett
Label: AEI
Year: 1920

Slow drag piano-roll in the 'spanish tinge' like Jelly Roll Morton used to say. Out of fashion by then. Eubie learned it from Pickett at the Chicago World Fair in 1894.

Covers:

1938:

Jelly Roll Morton [same mood in The Crave; Alan Lomax recording]

1944:

James P. Johnson [as The Dream, credited to John Wilson (Jack The Bear) who played it a lot; in 1938 as The Bull Biker's Dream for Alan Lomax]

1978:

Ry Cooder [idem on Jazz; with Earl Hines on piano; credited to Jack The Bear and Jess (sic) Pickett]

1979:

Marian McPartland [with Eubie Blake]

1998:

Floyd Domino [as The Dream in film The Newton Boys]

2003:

Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán [habanera arrangement as Bolero Sonámbulo]

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