Talk:Alexander's Ragtime Band

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Separation[edit]

Shouldn't we separate this into two articles, one about the song and the other about the movie? --TonyM キタ━( °∀° )━ッ!! 18:39, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

We can. If so, I think this article should be about the Irving Berlin tune (as that's the original meaning of the title), and the film split off to "Alexander's Ragtime Band (film)" -- Infrogmation 09:39, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I agree. The main article should be about the Irving Berlin song (which needs some extrapolation) and the film discussed as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" film (1928). Is there a way to differentiate the two with dates as well, like The Wizard of Oz?

Alexander's Ragtime Band (film) created.—Ketil Trout (<><!) 20:19, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Jack Alexander[edit]

I made a private note some years ago that the song was inspired by a part-time jazz band leader named Jack Alexander (1884 - 1 July 1958). Any truth to this? -- JackofOz 07:12, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Plagiarism claim[edit]

If anyone's interested, here's GoogleBooks' preview of the page that is cited in this article about the Joplin plagiarism claim. Seems like a section about this would be due weight. Dan56 (talk) 23:33, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Changing popular music ?[edit]

I just heard an interview on the radio - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gqy6g - which asserted that this song changed popular music as it moved the beat from the previous 1 - 3 to the offbeat - 2 - 4. If so, that is worth noting. -- Beardo (talk) 16:32, 13 September 2014 (UTC)