FRED VAN EPS

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Van Eps was born in Somerville, New Jersey and moved with his family to Plainfield, New Jersey in 1892. He learned to play the banjo and studied the phonograph cylinder recordings of Vess Ossman. In 1897 Van Eps was hired by Thomas Edison's National Phonograph Company in West Orange, New Jersey, working as a regular in studio engagements. Van Eps cylinder recordings, often remakes of Ossman tunes, sold well for Edison. Early ragtime banjo recordings by Van Eps included "A Bunch of Rags" (1900) and "A Ragtime Episode" (1902). He also recorded for a number of other companies, including Columbia (from 1904) and Victor (from 1910).

His group the Van Eps Trio recorded steadily from 1912 to 1922. He also led other groups such as the Van Eps Quartet, the Van Eps Specialty Four, and the Van Eps Banjo Orchestra. In 1914, the latter group was one of the first
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FRED VAN EPS Fred Van Eps & Vess L. Ossman : Kings of Ragtime Banjo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fred Van Eps & Vess L. Ossman : Kings of Ragtime Banjo
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Anitras Dancing Lesson / Christofo Columbus [by Max Terr]
Ragtime 1925

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