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1910's Figure Charles R. Taggart Musical Humorist The Man from Vermont REDPATH CHARLES ROSS TAGGART He is a Musician, a former student in the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. He is a Humorist, a present student in the school of life. He puts fun into his music, and music into his fun. He presents humor in musical form. He fiddles and talks and laughs and sings himself into your life and makes you better. He absorbs the spirit of real humor from everything and gives it out in bright and new forms. His rythmic pantomimic sketches using the piano and the violin are good for sore eyes and ears. All that he does points upwards, leaves a good taste in the mouth and cheers the heart for the sober realities of life. The Old Country Fiddler The Old Country Fiddler is a favorite with the American public. Mr. Taggart is a real Yankee, and his dialect is not assumed. He just dons his famous felt hat and spectacies, takes his fiddle and chats confidentially about his various adventures in city and country, keeping everybody in a roar of laughter, playing now and then an old time hornpipe or jig that sets the nerves a-tingling. Figure Mr. Taggart's Old Country Fiddler has reached the ears of the public thro' the medium of The Victor Talking Machine records, and you can hear his stories and tunes at any time in your own home. THE MAN FROM VERMONT Figure Pianologues Among his clever original pianologues are The Story of a County Fair, which is a rural comedy. The Old Soldier's Vision (patriotic). A Burlesque of Poe's Raven, which is a favorite with literary people, and has been appreciated at such gatherings as an alumni meeting of the Emerson College of Oratory, and an International Lyceum Association convention. A Lecture on Classical Music, in which a romantic story with a musical theme is explained and illustrated in a most surprising and side-splitting manner. He is constantly creating and compiling New Material, so his programs are always fresh. Scotch Literature and Music In his monolog sketch, Uncle Sandy and the Book Agent, he sings and fiddles a number of characteristic Scotch tunes, and gives a few choice bits from his favorite, Burns. Ventriloquism He mystifies and delights his audiences by practicing this deceptive art with the aid of his invisible assistant. Violin His mimicry and imitations show what wonderful effects may be produced with this instrument, and the skillful and unique way in which he manipulates the violin always gets the crowd. Piano Mr. Taggart studied the piano at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and his piano work is always pleasing to music lovers. Figure CHARLES ROSS TAGGART Mr. Taggart was raised among the Green Mountains and lives there still. He knows all about the oddity and quaintness, as well as the sterling worth of The Old Town Folks of New England, and so has had an abundant opportunity to study the life models from which he has created the characters which appear in his entertainments. The fact that Mr. Taggart has been associated with the leading Lyceum Bureaus for the last fifteen years and more should be the best testimonial to the worth and popularity of his work. Naturally, many words of appreciation have reached him, among which are these: Commendatory Charles R. Taggart's platform work is a marvel of power in proving that clean, high-class fun may be just as popularly side-splitting as is the suggestive variety the vaudevillains think necessary to amuse the public. His music is real music, his impersonations miraculously faithful and his humor is simple, direct and original.—Strickland Gillilan. Mr. Charles R. Taggart appeared before the Central League of the Central Congregational Church at the April session and delighted everybody with the unique, versatile, highly humorous and perfectly proper entertainment he gave. I heartily commend him to all Churches, Lyceum courses and Schools that desire his service.—S. Parkes Cadman. In every feature of his delightful entertainment Taggart displays an originality, variety and charm of presentation that makes a most effective appeal to his audiences. He never fails to please.—William A. Colledge, Former President International Lyceum Association. Taggart's work is unique, pleasing, and has in it a subtle fascination that makes it altogether charming.—MRS. LEONORA M. LAKE. Mr. Taggart is an artist in his musical impersonations unsurpassed by any whom I have heard.—FRANK DIXON. Mr. Taggart at Work in His Studio. Mr. Taggart at His Vermont Home. I remember your evening's entertainment very well. I ask for no better enjoyment than another evening spent in the same way.—EDWARD J. WHEELER, Editor of Curtent Opinion. Middlesborough, Ky.—Our patrons were well pleased with your entertainment and I take pleasure in recommending you to anyone wishing a high-class entertainment.—J. P. DUGAN, Manager. East Liverpool, O.—When Taggart is announced and you do not feel like laughing, stay at home.—J. S. SCOTT, Chairman Lecture Committee. Milwaukee, Wis.—Committees can be assured that an evening with you means two hours of excellent, clean, high-class entertainment.—LYMAN S. PLASE, Chairman Committee. Albany, N. Y.—The entertainment which you gave before our Association last fall, was highly satisfactory in every way.—R. B. DELFEL, Secretary Y. M. C. A. New York City.—The audiences you have entertained during your several visits to our church have been invariably pleased. You have the faculty of giving well what the people most enjoy.—O. G. COOK. University, Ala.—We consider your work the very finest, and all unite in saying it was the best we have ever had. If you can come our way again you may be sure of a large crowd. We were more than pleased; we were delighted.—JAMES A. ANDERSON. Beaver Falls, Pa.—Your entertainment had the most pleasing effect of any evening of amusement and instruction that has been given at Geneva during my college course. We freely recommend you to any organization.—W. A. AIKIN, Geneva College.
|Title||Charles R. Taggart: the man from Vermont|
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|Personal Name Subject||Taggart, Charles Ross|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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