I asked Dr. John Ramsay, who I believe originally commissioned the piece
from Pat Shaw, what tempo he likes. Here is his answer:
"Back in 1976 we recorded Levi Jackson Rag at 130 bpm. It is a zippy tune
and dance. Of course, the tempo can be adjusted to the needs of the
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Richard Allen Fischer <
On Mar 8, 2009, at 6:06 PM, Liz and Bill wrote:
however when done this
way each man only gets to dance with 3 women.
Yeah, it helps if the number of places the women move (4) is relatively
prime to the number of dancers (in the standard version, 5).
Levi Jackson Rag is also a good dance for math students!
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