Swedish Ragtime Meeting
(Bromma, 20/8-2000)

Ragnar Hellspong in action.

(Photo © 2000, Ulla Kruse)

Ragnar Hellspong plays a rag, Joakim Stenshäll is listening. Many thanks to Ragnar and his wife Ulla, whose arrangements for this meeting were terrific! They made us all feel like home. The food was good, much of it made by Ragnar himself. Ragnar's arrangement of a ragtime quiz was a brilliant idea! Ulla took most of the pictures available on this site using a digital camera. Among the tunes played by Ragnar were his newly composed "Snowball Rag", "Ain't Missbehavin'" (Fats Waller), plus "Honky Tonk Train Blues" and "Answer to the Prayer" by Meade Lux Lewis. At the home of Gustaf von Plomgren he played "Jelly Roll Blues" (Jelly Roll Morton).

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