The Cakewalk and Ragtime Missing Site

I am currently writing an assignment for the Open University Masters Degree on The Cakewalk in Paris. Following this I will be writing a series of blog posts to learn how to play and compose a cakewalk. I decided to do this blog post as a form of advice to anyone writing an article with digital reference links. I accessed a site 14 days ago as part of my research and identified a number of quotes and downloads of interest. The site was constructed by Benjamin Intartaglia and was extremely informative. One of these downloads I have not located anywhere else. In the intervening time the site has been removed and all that remains is a cache of some pages but not all. All that remains of one item is the google listing


Cake Walk Album ragtime-france.fr › Ragtime › Acc › CakeWalkAl...PDF

Cake Walk Album. Contenant. 12. CAKE WALKS ... MetM" ELKS. Créateurs du Cake Walkenfrance. PRIX NET ... Copyright 1903 by Hache He & Cie ... THE ELKS AMÉRICAN CAKE -WALK . ... Composée et Dansée par M. et Mme Elks. eas.



The booklet I need to cite the source from is

CakeWalkAlbum_1903
.pdf
Download PDF • 4.85MB

I will refer to this in my blog on the Cakewalk, but this blog is to make a record of the information retrieved from the site cache from google while I can.

The page of Ragtime composers is very useful. A PDF of the cache is on the link below.


Le Ragtime Français
. Compositeurs Classi
Download COMPOSITEURS CLASSI • 169KB

The history of Ragtime page is also very interesting. A PDF of the cache is on the link below.


Le Ragtime Français. Historique
.pdf
Download PDF • 169KB

I hope Mr Intartaglia reinstates the site but until that day these links provide the only record I have to the excellent content that was there, and a lesson to learn. Always take a PDF of the screen content date and web address if wanting to cite!



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Additionally, for all web site owners, you don't know who is looking at your site and why. Consider a 301 redirect or 4 weeks notice that the site is being removed. Just in case someone needs a piece of information that is only on your site.

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