That Irresistible Rag (Fay Parker, 1914, published by John Stark)
Published at : 13 Jan 2021
This phenomenal piece of ragtime is wholly original, except the first theme is basically a rip-off of the Hungarian classical piece "Salut a Pesth" by Henri Kowalski. The jury is certainly out on who Ms (or Mr) Fay Parker was, but this was her (his) only published rag. This is from a QRS medley, originally issued with another 2 tunes; hence a shorter version. To my knowledge, the tune was not issued on 88-note rolls with repeats; just this medley.