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In America at the turn of the century Ragtime or 'Ragged Music', as it was originally called, was the new musical sensation much to the horror of some critics. The Musical Courier of 1899 reported that 'A wave of vulgar, filthy and suggestive music has inundated the land . . . nothing but ragtime prevails'. If this is filthy and suggestive then I'm all for it.