[06|10|11]
JOHNNY RETURNS TO PLAY AT THE STRATER HOTEL FOR THE SUMMER OF 2011
Johnny Maddox, the King of Ragtime, will be playing in the Diamond Belle Saloon at the Strater Hotel in Durango the summer of 2011. His dates are June 20th to July 30th and August 29th to September 17th. More...

[02|02|11]
JOHNNY TO PLAY AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP by Bryan Eagle
Johnny Maddox will be a guest artist at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest in Peoria, Illinois, held at the Hotel Pere Marquette Memorial Day Weekend. The morning of Friday May 27 Johnny will be featured in an annual ragtime-piano cruise on the Spirit of Peoria riverboat. More...

[02|12|09]
IN THE GROOVE MAGAZINE ARTICLE by Steve Ramm
Johnny just got written up by Steve Ramm in In the Groove magazine.

Crazy Otto is still tickling the ivories – Anyone over 60 will remember the “Crazy Otto Medley” released on Dot Records in 1955. More...


[11|20|08]
NEW CD'S RELEASED!
Crazy Otto released 2 new CDs: Live! from the Red Slipper Lounge Johnny's first ever "live" album...recorded on June 22, 1965! From 1959-1976 Johnny Maddox delighted audiences at The Red Slipper Lounge inside the Cherry Creek Inn, Denver, Colorado. More...

[03|20|08]
JOHNNY TO PLAY AT STRATER SUMMER OF 2008
Johnny Maddox, the King of Ragtime, will be playing in Durango the summer of 2008. His dates are July 7th to August 2nd and September 1 to September 20 at the beautifully refurbished bar of the Strater Hotel in Durango Colorado. More...

[06|01|05]
JOHNNY REVIEWED IN BRITISH MOJO MAGAZINE by Mac Randall
Johnny reviewed in British Mojo magazine
W.C. Handy once called Johnny Maddox “the white boy with the coloured fingers”. In the 50’s, Maddox, a fearsomely skilled ragtime pianist from Gallatin, Tennessee, rode those fingers to success, selling over 11 million records and winning a star on Hollywood Boulevard. More...


[02|02|05]
WASHINGTON POST FREELANCER REVIEWS DIXIELAND BLUES by Merianne
Washington Post Freelancer reviews Dixieland Blues
JOHNNY MADDOX & HIS DIXIE BOYS
Dixieland Blues

(Crazy Otto, reissue from Dot Records)
The kind of thing I don’t get called on to review but value nonetheless (thanks, Josh!). More...


[01|14|05]
DIXIELAND BLUES REISSUED!
Johnny Maddox’s DIXIELAND BLUES is being reissued for the first time on compact disc by Crazy Otto Music, a label devoted to ragtime, dixieland and early American music on April 12, 2005 via Burnside Distribution Corporation. More...

[10|25|04]
CRAZY OTTO 2005 CALENDAR IS OUT! by Crazy Otto
Back by Popular Demand!! Crazy Otto’s 13 month (Jan 05 – Jan 06) calendar has just been printed. It is filled with interesting dates from the Ragtime Era. Each month highlights two sheet music covers from Johnny Maddox’s collection of sheet music. More...

[06|15|04]
REFFKIN CD REVIEWED AT RAGTIMERS.ORG by Crazy Otto
Reffkin CD reviewed at Ragtimer.org. - Don’t let the “Chamber Music” title fool you into thinking of boring stereotypes.  This is not dry, somnolent entertainment; rather, it is string music with verve, crackling with energy that will leave you wishing the recording were longer. More...

[05|19|04]
AM RAG ENSEMBLE CD REVIEWED ON NPR
NPR’s show, “All Songs Considered” this week featured the American Ragtime Ensemble’s CD. They have put the CD on their website and highlighted the tune Gladiolus Rag. The program can be found in its entirety at the following link: http://www. More...

[03|04|04]
JOHNNY PLAYS AT THE STRATER HOTEL IN DURANGO THIS SUMMER
Johnny Maddox, the King of Ragtime, will be playing in Durango July 19th to August 14 and September 13th to October 2nd at the beautifully refurbished bar of the Strater Hotel in Durango Colorado. During his performances, Johnny answers questions regarding his life and music, as well as playing requests and favorites, such as Dixie Medley, Humoresque, Alley Cat and If You Knew Susie, Like I Know Susie. More...

[02|10|04]
THE MISSISSIPPI RAG COVERS JOHNNY MADDOX
Johnny Maddox is featured on the cover of the February issue of the Mississippi Rag. This fascinating, in-depth article covers Johnny’s life from the early days at Dot records through to what Johnny is doing today. More...

[02|09|04]
AMERICAN RAGTIME ENSEMBLE RELEASES ENHANCED CD
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Crazy Otto Music, Inc announces the first major release by the American Ragtime Ensemble, directed by David Reffkin. This Enhanced CD celebrates the 30th anniversary of The American Ragtime Ensemble and includes music reaching back to sessions from 1975. More...

[10|21|03]
GOLDMINE BACK HOME IN TENNESSEE/COWBOYS AND INDIANS/WHERE THE SOUTHERN CROSS THE YELLOW DOG by Bruce Sylvester, GOLDMINE
Long before Pat Boone in his white bucks joined Randy Wood's Dot Records, there was ragtimer Johnny Maddox dancing along the ivories, reaching #2 in 1955 with "Crazy Otto Medley." Born in 1927, Maddox was a staffer at Randy's Record Shop in Gallatin, TN, before Wood's store birthed Dot. More...

[10|21|03]
BACK HOME IN TENNESSEE, JOHNNY MADDOX by David Reffkin, Director, The American Ragtime Ensemble; Producer/Host, "The Ragtime Machine" (KUSF, San Francisco)
The Johnny Maddox retrospective continues with what might be described as a good general retrospective of music associated with his home state of Tennessee and the musical memories embodied there. The beautifully packaged liner notes offer informative biographical and anecdotal comments, augmented with striking images of the sheet music covers, archival photographs, including the portrait of Johnny's great aunt Zula. More...

[10|21|03]
COWBOYS AND INDIANS, JOHNNY MADDOX by David Reffkin, Director, The American Ragtime Ensemble; Producer/Host, "The Ragtime Machine" (KUSF, San Francisco)
The concept for this recording comes from the regular summer engagement of Johnny Maddox at Durango, Colorado's Slater Hotel. The local cowboys and Indians in fact do stop in to hear music reminiscent of the 'old west'. More...

[10|21|03]
WHERE THE SOUTHERN CROSSES THE YELLOW DOG, JOHNNY MADDOX by David Reffkin, Director, The American Ragtime Ensemble; Producer/Host,
This is another concept album form Crazy Otto Music, featuring the blues and blues-derived music of the early 20th-century. Nine of the 20 tracks are in fact by WC Handy, a legend that heard Maddox himself in 1952. More...

[10|29|02]
PRESS RELEASE: JOHNNY MADDOX, THE KING OF RAGTIME RELEASES 3 NEW CDS by Bryan M. Eagle III & Mark Linn
Contact: Bryan M. Eagle III Crazy Otto Music, Inc 901-274-4842 beagle@crazyotto.com Mark Linn Crazy Otto Music, Inc 615-480-6923 mlinn@crazyotto.com MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Oct. 29, 2002 - Crazy Otto Music announces the first major releases by Johnny Maddox in over 30 years. More...

[01|01|00]
JAZZ NOW by Ferdinand Maylin
Johnny Maddox playing songs of the Old West; or how we fondly imagine the Old West to be, with the help of Tin Pan Alley. The second CD of a set of three, it is all about Cowboys and Indians; music from the first part of the twentieth century. More...

[01|01|00]
RAPID RIVER (NORTH CAROLINA ARTS AND LITERATURE PAPER) by James Cassara
Back Home In Tennessee/Cowboys And Indians/Where the Southern Cross The Yellow Dog One listen to this trio of piano pyrotechnics, originally recorded in 1984 and left dormant until now, and you'll understand why no less an authority than W. More...

[01|01|00]
RED HOT RAGTIME, VOL 1, JOHNNY MADDOX by David Reffkin, Director, The American Ragtime Ensemble; Producer/Host, "The Ragtime Machine" (KUSF, San Francisco)
The name Johnny Maddox is about as close as there is to a brand name in the revival of ragtime music of the 1950s and '60s. This CD reissue is the first in a series that includes some of the great recordings of Maddox's LPs, with a healthy sampling of the staples of ragtime music, both from the original era and the later years of pop music in the ragtime genre. More...

[01|01|00]
RED HOT RAGTIME, VOL 2, JOHNNY MADDOX by David Reffkin, Director, The American Ragtime Ensemble; Producer/Host, "The Ragtime Machine" (KUSF, San Francisco)
Volume 2 in this series picks up with more of the mix of pop sources found in Volume 1. Some of the classics of ragtime arrangements created by Johnny Maddox are included in this 16-track disc. The dynamic opening, "Dixie Medley", is followed by "The Saints" and "Alley Cat", two pieces that will immediately bring to mind the golden era that Maddox helped to define. More...

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