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 Billikin Rag - 1913- 2:54
Composed By E. J. Stark
Sequenced By Colin D. MacDonald
Edited By Greenfield Bowie
File Name: billikin Zip/Unzip Size: 4/14 Added 27Oct96 Last Updated 04Jun97
Structure: Introduction AA BB A C D C
Primary Reference: Ragtime Rediscoveries selected and with an introduction by Trebor Jay Tichenor published by Dover Publications Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N. Y. 11501
Other: All American Ragtime Volume 5 published by Creative Concepts Publishing Corp., 154 E. El Roblar Dr., Box 848, Ojai, CA 93023
Comments: Stark's first name was Etimolon and he was the oldest son of publisher John Stark. E. L. was a prolific composer and arranger - he did most of the Red Back Book arrangements. Traditionally an Oriental good-luck charm, the "Billikin" also celebrates a local St. Louis club and is today still the nickname of St. Louis University's basketball club.
Changes Made To Source Reference:
  • Measure 18 LH: Changed C natural notes to C#
  • Measure 35 LH: Changed A natural to Bb to remove dissonance. [See Measure 83]
  • Measure 96 RH: Natural sign for C changed to C# [See Measure 128]
  • Did not repeat measures 101 to 132.