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A sample of some of the creative ways David has been recognized for his accomplishments and contributions for the good of society.


  • Interview, “Cross Currents,” KALW, San Francisco CA, 2009
  • Oral history, Scott Joplin Historic Site, St. Louis MO, 2008
  • Interview,”Regards to Broadway,” KPCT, Pacifica CA, 2008
  • Strings Magazine, issue number 93, April 2001
  • Interview, “The Missourian,” KZMO, California MO, 1992
  • Interview by Ian Whitcomb, KPCC, Pasadena, CA, 1991
  • Listings in Who’s Who in Broadcasting, 1988 – 1989
  • Pleasant Moments, September, 1987
  • Interview, “Interviews With Class,” Gill Cable TV, San Jose CA, 1986
  • Interview, “Binding the Red Back Book,” KBOO-FM, Portland OR, 1979
  • Interview, KLEF-FM, Houston TX, 1975, 1976
  • Listings in Who’s Who in Music (various years)
  • Featured pieces in specialty newsletters, journals, and magazines, popular print, radio, TV, 1965 – present


  • “Legend of Ragtime,” Sedalia (Missouri) Historical Society and The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation, 2016
  • San Francisco Mayor’s Certificate of Honor, 2011
  • Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation Award, 2006

Joplin Award

  • Lime Radio, highest rated program, March 2000
  • “Best Journalist in Ragtime,” The Mississippi Rag Readers’ Poll, 1999

Mississippi Rag Poll

  • Fellowship, Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, 1971
  • Joseph Spaziano Award, 1969
  • Chopin Young Musicians Club, 1965-1966

Selection of adjectives, nouns, participles, and phrases from actual commendations and reviews (sources, contexts, and authors omitted to save space):

…outstanding musician…extremely careful in his transcriptions…of great value…has always been exceptional…responsible…creative…valuable contributions…popular…top place…outstanding achievement…one of the most important, influential people in the world…humor, knowledge and expertise…one of the highlights…an entirely authentic will to please…pretty amazing…

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