Apart from Tom Turpin's Ragtime Nightmare, William H. Krell's Mississippi Rag, Zez Confrey's Kitten on the Keys, and Abe Holtzmann's Smoky Mokes. it's hard to find good performances of rags by ragtime-era composers other than the "big three" - Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, and James Scott.
This is a very satisfying album. The performances are by Richard Zimmerman, a first-class interpreter of classic rags. The CD contains rags by lesser-known composers from the early years of ragtime,including Frank X. McFadden, Max Hoffman, Theodore H. Northrup, B.H. Janssen, Edgar Settle, James Chapman, and Collis Welborn Jackson. Having done quite a lot of scouting, I suspect this may be the only CD on which you can find some of these excellent rags. My only regret about the CD is that there are no liner notes.