Written by Thomas E Broady in 1898, Mandy’s Broadway Stroll is a delightful descriptive piece quite unlike any other ragtime of the early years. The photos are of a much older Broadway than the composer had in mind, in Worcestershire, England.
An immensely talented musician, Felix Arndt cut no less than 3,000 piano rolls. He composed the masterpiece, Nola, for his fiancée Nola Locke, as an engagement gift. They married, but he died in the world ‘flu epidemic of 1918, aged 29.
A classic rag by George Botsford 1911. Don’t try this at home.