Complete index of free, web-based Rag back issues
(Click links to view previous issues still online)
Just click here for the December 2008 issue which spotlights Britain's Debbie Arthurs, leader of the Charleston Chasers, interviews ragtime's Terry Waldo and recaptures the excitement of Jazz at Chautauqua. Plus, there are tantilizing reviews, informative columns and listings.
Just click here for the November 2008 issue which salutes Arbors Records producer Mat Domber and Alan Adams and Hal Smith of AFCDJS, interviews young ragtimer Wesley Reznicek, visits the EarlyJas and Venice fests, and bids adieu to producer Phil Carroll and pianist Dave McKenna.
Just click here for the October 2008 issue for vivid coverage of the British and Great River fests, interviews with young ragtimer Morgan Siever and the innovative Jack Fanning, and adieus to Richard Sudhalter and others.
Just click here for the September 2008 issue to see colorful reports on the Elkhart, Ascona, Caesarea and Great Connecticut fests, Part II of Hawley Ades' musical memories and final notes on drummer Lee Young and impresario Jerry Wexler.
Just click here for the August 2008 issue to read about the Blind Boone and Scott Joplin festivals, Jean Kittrell's retirement, and Part I of Hawley Ades' musical memories of the 1920s-30s, plus we bid farewell to jazz stalwarts.
Just click here for the July 2008 issue for interviews with film collector/preservationist Bob DeFlores, Swedish cornetist/Bunk Johnson enthusiast Claes Ringqvist and jazz advocate Dr. F. Norman Vickers.
Just click here for the June 2008 issue, celebrating festivals with articles on the Atlanta and Norwich jazz parties, the Templeton Ragfest, the Tribute to Bix and the Lionel Hampton Centennial. Plus, Django Reinhardt's legacy is covered in reviews.
Just click here for the May 2008 issue, offering a Ragtime Machine interview with Elena Kats-Chernin, adieu to Humphrey Lyttelton, and stories on the Jack Brass Band, the N.Carolina Jazzfest and Jazz Warrior Pete Peterson.
Just click here for the April 2008 issue that offered Part II of "The Elusive Jelly Roll Morton, interviewed young reedman Matthias Seuffert and visited the Sarasota Jazzfest.
Just click here for the March 2008 issue that featured Part I of "The Elusive Jelly Roll Morton," an interview with Bixophile Phil Pospychala, and historic photos of Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians.
Just click here for the February 2008 issue that featured the San Diego Thanksgiving Festival and a fascinating story about Pat Lamb Conn and her memories of her father, ragtime composer Joseph Lamb.
Click here for the January 2008 issue that featured the Buddy Bolden band and introduced the new online Rag.