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(photo courtesy of Lewis Motisher)

Live Performances Captured on
Youtube for your listening and
viewing pleasure.

Click on an image to be directed to Youtube.


An excerpt from the new John Korty film "Miracle in a Box" in which I explain and demonstrate the sostonudo pedal.

Sostenudo Pedal Demonstration
                      with Frederick Hodges
Go to http://www.miracleinabox.com for more information about this film.

"The Lion Tamer Rag" by Mark Janza (Al Marzian) performed at the 2009 Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, 16 August 2009.

Frederick Hodges Play Lion Tamer
                  Rag

"The Vipers Drag" by Thomas "Fats" Waller performed at the 2009 Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges play The Vipers
                  Drag
My Steinway Concert grand was in the shop that afternoon.

"At A Georgia Camp Meeting" by Kerry Mills performed at the 2009 Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges plays 'At A
                      Georgia Camp Meeting"

"Shy And Sly" by Charles Lucky Roberts performed at the 2009 Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges plays Shy and
                  Sly

"Red Raven Rag" by Charley Straight performed at the 2009 Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges plays Red Raven
                  Rag

"The Favorite" by Scott Joplin performed at the 2009 Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges plays The
                  Favorite

Two Negro Spirituals, "In Christ There Is No East Or West" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" performed at the 2009 Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges plays two Negro
                  spirituals

"All God's Chilun Got Rhythm" performed at the 2009 Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges plays All Gods
                  Chilun Got Rhythm

"Don't Bring Lulu" performed at the Mimi and Friends Concert, Versailles, MO, 9 June 2009. Adam Swanson accompanies on the piano.
Frederick Hodges sings Don't
                      Bring Lulu in Versailles

"Don't Bring Lulu" performed at the afterhours party at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO, early June 2009.
Frederick Hodges sings Don't
                      Bring Lulu, Sedalia



"My Blue Heaven" Played by Frederick Hodges at the 2008 Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, August 2008.
My Blue Heaven

"Waiting For The Robert E. Lee" performed at the WestCoast Ragtime Festival, 22 November 2008.
Waiting For The Robert E.
                          Lee

"Dinah" performed at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, Missouri, 2 June 2008
Dinah

Phil Ohman's "Dixie Kisses" performed at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, Missouri, 1 June 2008
Dixie Kisses

"Lover" by Rodgers and Hart, performed at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, Missouri, 1 June 2008
Lover





"Palm Beach" performed at the Pacific Grove Ragtime and Stride Festival, Saturday 8 December 2007



"Knice and Knifty" by Roy Bargy and Charley Straight," performed at the Pacific Grove Ragtime and Stride Festival, Saturday 8 December 2007



"Fizz Water" performed at the Eau Claire Ragtime Festival, Friday, January 11, 2008

This is my arrangement of Eubie Blake's melodious rag that was published in a
highly simplified manner in 1914. I perform it in the the more authentic
keys of  Gb and B natural. Did you know that I recorded my arrangement 
of "Fizz Water" on my latest CD, Kitten On The Keys?
It's available now at popular prices in the CD shop.

Many thanks to contemporary ragtime composer Larissa Migachyov for
posting to YouTube her video of this performance.



Duets With Alex Hassan

One of the many highlights of the WestCoast Ragtime Festival
for me was performing piano duets with my good friend and colleague
Alex Hassan. The set was held on  Friday,November 16 2007.
Videograher Tom Warner captured us performing some
authentic vintage European piano duet music that Alex
rediscovered.

Dancing Fool
By Sascha Chwat, piano duet transcription by Billy Golwyn. Copyright 1932 by Editions H. Benjamin, Paris.
Hot Ice
By Sascha Chwat, piano duet transcription by Billy Golwyn. Copyright 1932 by Editions H. Benjamin, Paris.
Swanee Stomp
By H. Mac Knight & W. Stower, piano duet transcription by Billy Golwyn. Copyright 1932 by Editions H. Benjamin, Paris.
Happy-Go-Lucky
By Fred Meyers, Op. 12, No. 3, piano duet transcription by Billy Golwyn. Copyright 1932 by D. Rahter, Leipzig

Der Kilometerfresser: Schneller Foxtrot für 2 Klaviere
By Ernst Fischer
Copyright 1936 by Heinrichshofen's Verlag, Magdeburg
Alex and I are joined on stage by professional page turners Bill Edwards and Richard Dowling.

Now, here are a few of our own arrangements:
Veronika, der Lenz ist Da!
Lyrics by Fritz Rotter. Music by Walter Jurmann
Copyright 1930 by Wiener Bohème Verlag GmbH., Berlin-München
Ninon
Lyrics by Ernst Marischka and Fritz Rotter
Music by Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurmann
From the film Ein Lied für Dich
Copyright 1933 by Wiener Bohème Verlag GmbH., Berlin-München

Here is a great American piano duet suite:
Table d'Hôte
By Vee Lawnhurst & Muriel Pollock
Copyright 1936 by Popular Melodies Inc.



Sunshine Capers

This is my rendition of Roy Bargy's wonderful 1922
Novelty piano solo "Sunshine Capers," which has the
distinction of being one of the few Novelty solos 
from this era published in the unusual key of A major.

This was recorded at the afterglow
banquet at the 2007 WestCoast Ragtime
Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007.

Thanks to Tom Warner for filming
and posting this to Youtube.



Palm Beach" Fox Trot
This is my arrangement of C. Luckyth Robert's 1914 Stride
piano solo "Palm Beach."

I have been captured in an informal moment here at the pre-festival
cocktail party on Thursday evening, November 15, 2007. This
casual event was given to show appreciation  the many volunteers
at the 2007 WestCoast Ragtime Festival for their hard work.

Thanks to Tom Warner for filming
and posting this to Youtube.



Cole Porter Medley
Sometimes, we pianists just noddle around without any direction.
So it was with me when in an unguarded and unprepared moment,
I found myself toying with some themes from a few well-known
songs by Cole Porter.

The tunes are:
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1930) (Kindly forgive the memory lapses, please)
Begin the Beguine (1935)
Night and Day (1932)
Buffoon (1932, but by Zez Confrey)

This was recorded at the afterglow banquet at the 2007
WestCoast Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007.

Thanks to Tom Warner for filming
and posting this to Youtu



Puttin' On The Ritz
Caught in the act! Alex Hassan and I are
captured on Tom Warner's hand-held
improvising a duet to Irving Berlin's great 
hit "Puttin' On The Ritz" from the 1930 
United Artists pictures of the same name.

This was recorded at the afterglow banquet at the 2007
WestCoast Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007.

Thanks to Tom Warner for filming and posting this to Youtube.



Yes, Yes
Videographer Tom Warner has caught me in the act of singing "Yes, Yes!"
while improvising a duo piano arrangement with the fantastic
pianist Alex Hassan.

This was recorded at the afterglow banquet at the 2007
WestCoast Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007. Don't you wish you had been there too?


Thanks to Tom Warner for filming and posting this to Youtube.



I Got Rhythm Piano Duet

Alex Hassan and I are at it again. This time, we are having fun with George and Ira Gerhswin's
1930 song "I Got  Rhythm," from the Broadway show Girl Crazy.

This was recorded at the afterglow banquet at the 2007
WestCoast Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007. 

Thanks to Tom Warner for filming and posting this to Youtube.



I Got Rhythm Piano Duet with Dancing

Alex Hassan and I are at it again. This time,
we are having fun with George and Ira Gerhswin's
1930 song "I Got  Rhythm," from the Broadway
show Girl Crazy. The camera focuses
not on the pianists but on the graceful
movements of the Ball Room Dancers.
Could that be Mimi Blais dancing in the
smart green top?

This was recorded at the afterglow banquet at the 2007
WestCoast Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007. 

Thanks to Tom Warner for filming and posting this to Youtube.



Space Shuffle Piano Duet
You can never have enough duets of
Robin Frost's masterpiece "Space Shuffle."
Here I am with my favorite Wunderkind
Master Adam Swamson in an improvised 
duet arrangement.

This was recorded at the afterglow
banquet at the 2007 WestCoast
Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007. 

Thanks to Tom Warner for filming and posting this to Youtube.



Jazz Duet Medley1 
Here I am with the great Adam Swanson and Brian Holland
fooling around at the afterglow banquet at the 2007
WestCoast Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007.

The tunes are:
"Handful of Keys" (Thomas "Fats" Waller) duet with Adam Swanson
"Honeysuckle Rose" (Andy Razaf/Thomas Waller) solo, then joined by Brian Holland
"Space Shuffle" (Robin Frost) with Brian Holland

Many thanks to Tom Warner for filming these moments and for
posting them to YouTube!


Jazz Duet Medley 2
Here I am with the monstrously talented fifteen-year-old
wonderboy, Adam Swanson again at the afterglow banquet at
the 2007 WestCoast Ragtime Festival, late in the evening,
Sunday November 18, 2007.

The tunes are:
"Heigh-Ho! The Gang's All Here" (Harold Adamson/Burton Lane) from the MGM film Dancing Lady) solo
"Pianoflage"(Roy Bargy) duet with Adam Swanson
"It Takes A Long Tall Brown-Skin Gal To Make A Preacher Lay His Bible Down"
(Marshall Walker/Will E. Skidmore) duet with Adam Swanson

Many thanks to Tom Warner for filming these moments and for
posting them to YouTube!



Maple Leaf Rag
Adam Swanson and I perform my wild and twisted duet arrangement of Scott Joplin's
"Maple Leaf Rag" at the 2007 WestCoast Ragtime Festival, Saturday November 17 2007.

Many thanks to ragtime composer Ron O'Dell for filming the event and posting it on YouTube.


I Got Rhythm
Click here to see a YouTube video of me playing 
George and Ira Gershwin's song "I Got Rhythm,"
which Ethel Merman introduced in the 1930 Broadway
show Girl Crazy.

Recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, 
14 July 2007.



Carolina Shout
Here I am performing James P. Johnson's 1918 stride classic,
"Carolina Shout." Johnson made many recordings of this
wonderful piece throughout his career. The first recording was
a piano roll made for the Artempo Company in 1918
(Artempo 12975 / February 1918). I am playing the second
version, based on Johnson's 1921 QRS player piano roll
(QRS 100999).

This performance was recorded live at the Sutter Creek
Ragtime Festival,in the American Exchange Hotel,
Saturday August 11, 2007.

Carolina Shout



Oceana Roll
This is my live performance of this classic 1911 ragtime song, Oceana  Roll,
with words by Roger Lewis and music by Lucien Denni. This
was captured by Ron O'Dell at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, 
at the Ice Cream Emporium, Saturday August 11, 2007.



Temptation Rag
This is my live performance of Henry Lodge's 1909 ragtime masterpiece 
This was captured by Ron O'Dell at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, 
at the Ice Cream Emporium, Saturday August 11, 2007.





Buzzer Rag
Here I am performing May Aufderheide's 1909 classic, "The Buzzer Rag."

This was recorded live at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, in the American
Exchange Hotel, Saturday August 11, 2007.

Buzzer Rag



Fizz Water
This is my rendition of Eubie Blake's 1914 rag "Fizz Water," 
recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, 
14 July 2007.

Fizz Water


Hollyhock - A Syncopated Impression
Here I am playing "Hollyhock - A Syncopated Impression"
(Op. 80. Copyright 1927 by Keith Prowse)
by the great English composer and pianist, Billy Mayerl.

Recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, 
14 July 2007.


Hollyhock - A Syncopated Impression



Yes, Yes
Click here to see a YouTube video of me singing "Yes, Yes" 
at an after hours gathering at the November 2006 
WestCoast Ragtime Festival. "Yes, Yes" is Eddie Cantor's big
hit from the Samuel Goldwyn musical production Palmy Days

Yes, Yes


Rufenreddy
Click here to see a YouTube video of me playing the
Charley Straight/Roy Bargy rag "Rufenreddy" at the 
"Ragtime Corner" at the 2007 Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, 
recorded Saturday, May 26, 2007.
Ruffenreddy.

Rufenreddy


Interview
Click here to see a video of my interview with Mark S. Allen
from Good Day Sacramento recorded Thursday, May 24, 2007.

Good Day Sacramento
Click on "Video Library" and then enter "hodges" into the
search engine to find two video clips.



Trouble In Thirds
Click here to see a video of my performance of the rare
Roy Bargy 1925 novelty piano solo "Trouble In Thirds."
Recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, 
14 July 2007.

Trouble In Thirds


Space Shuffle
Click here to see a video of my performance of Robin
Frost's magnificient stride solo "Space Shuffle."
Recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival,
14 July 2007.

Space Shuffle


Drawing Room Echoes
Click here to see a video of my performance of 
F. Henri Klickmann's wonderful 1914 half and half
"Drawing Room Echoes." The half and half was a
dance in 5/4 time invented by Vernon and Irene
Castle.
Recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, 
14 July 2007.

Drawing Room Echoes


Russian Rag
Click here to see a video of my performance of
George L. Cobb's most famous rag, published
in 1918, the clever and humorous "Russian Rag,"
based on a theme from Rachmaninoff's famous
"Prelude in C# Minor."

Recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, 
14 July 2007.

Russian Rag



Kitten On The Keys
Click here to see a video of my performance of
Zez Confrey's best known novelty piano solo, 
Kitten on the Keys, published in 1921. I am playing
my version of the arrangement recorded by Paul
Whiteman's pianist, Ray Turner, in the 1920s.

Recorded live at the El Segundo Ragtime Festival, 
14 July 2007.

Kitten On The Keys



I Love A Piano
Click here to see a video of me accompanying
Ragtime singer Ann Gibson performing
Irving Berlin's hit 1915 song "I Love A Piano."

Recorded live on stage at the November 2006 WestCoast 
Ragtime Festival, held in Sacramento, California.

I Love A Piano



Frederick Hodges, San Francisco, Piano Music, Piano, Berkeley