[Dixielandjazz] Cy Seymour's Panama Rag

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 8 08:41:24 PDT 2009

List Mates:

To hear Cy Seymour's Panama Rag go to:


Scroll down to the song and click on it.

Or try this direct link:


Hope that ends the confusion about Panama and Panama Rag.

I think the bands that often misidentified Panama as Panama Rag did so  
because Panama as originally written, is in Ragtime format, even  
though it had tango rhythm. The early bands that may have copied it  
from hearing a jazzed up version may well of assumed it was a Rag,  
because of the way the parts repeated. Just MHO.

Steve Barbone

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