Today we finally began work on our song “I love the Piano” by Irving Berlin. Although it’s not strictly a traditional ragtime its very much in the popular style of the time and we just love its cheekiness.
Here’s the original recorded in 1916
And here’s a later version by Judy Garland, adapted for Easter Parade. In our own version we want to keep the tongue in cheek feel.
Further rehearsal was done on the Paragon Rag fortunately with Malcolm’s input to give us tips on shape and accenting.