U.S. Marine Band

The Recordings

Maple Leaf Rag

 record label Group: U.S. Marine Band
Label: Victor Matrix Number: Victor (4911)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: October 15, 1906

This is the earliest surviving recording of Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag.”



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3 thoughts on “U.S. Marine Band”

  1. Paula D Fry says:

    My great grandfather was in the USMC Band from 1900-1906…James Selbicky.

    1. DownAndOut says:

      Paula – Thanks for your note! Do you know what instrument he played? The Maple Leaf Rag recording we have here was recorded in 1906. Any chance he would have been part of that project?


      1. Paula D Fry says:

        He played the violin. Just doing some research and saw your response (which I hadn’t seen before).

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