these two records(one is a cylinder and another is a disc) both show off the wonderful pianistic skill of Fred. Hylands, and he's playing GREAT Ragtime on both of these:
alright, so this one is by "Ragtime Bob Roberts", from a Columbia matrix, so that's how I know that he's the pianist on this one, and it's recorded in 1902. listen to that solo at the end!
okay, so this next one is an EXTRAORDINARY example of early recorded Ragtime! He's just killing on that piano the whole time! This was recorded in 1898, and announced by Len Spencer.
I hope you enjoyed these!