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Black Americana

Sheet Music:Black Americana

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The Jogo Blues 1913 W. C. Handy Black Americana, Handy, W. C.
1 Handy, W. C. The Jogo Blues 1913 W. C. Handy Black Americana
Memphis Pace and Handy Music Co 1913 Sheet Music Very Good 
Pace and Handy Music Co., Memphis, 1913, composed by W. C. Handy

Large Format

Cover Art - N. Copson

Mild wear, tiny closed edge tear or two, light shelf grit, printed and pencil notation in margin rear cover denoting prior ownership

The Jogo Blues (Jogo slang for Negro) was previously known as the Memphis Itch. Part of the melody was adapted and became the catalyst for Handy's later composition The St Louis Blues, touted to be the most popular Blues song ever written.

Ironically, Handy self-published the St. Louis Blues with help from his long time friend and partner Harry Pace, as every publisher he encountered didn't have any interest.

It has been said that this cover illustration of a Black musician seated at a piano in evening dress, signifies racial undertones and traditional beliefs that Black pianists ("Black Professors") were only suited for playing the piano in saloons or bordellos.

Properly matted and framed this extremely scarce item would make an exceptional decorative item

Price: 249.99 USD

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Smoky Mokes 1903 1st Cover Black Americana, Holzman, Abraham
2 Holzman, Abraham Smoky Mokes 1903 1st Cover Black Americana
New York Feist & Frankenthaler 1903 Sheet Music Good + 
Feist (Leo) and Frankenthaler, New York, 1899 (1903) music composition by Abraham Holzman.

Large Format

Cover Photograph - Black Children

Contents separated, mild edge rubbing and wear with small closed tears, else in good + condition

There are (2) two different published covers of this early popular cakewalk. The original, or instrumental, which this is, and a vocal copy with a picture of Edna Collins in the foreground and a caricature of a Black in the background. When the words by W. Murdoch Lind were added to the instrumental piece, it became known as a Coon song.

Price: 14.99 USD

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