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Joseph Moskowitz

Delivered in Romania in 1879, Joseph Moskowitz was a kid prodigy who mastered the cymbalom being a youngster and began using it on Danubian riverboats at age 11. The cimbalom, cymbalom, or cymbalum, known within the U.S. being a hammered dulcimer, is certainly believed to possess descended in the Persian …

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Leon Redbone

While his gravelly baritone and omnipresent fedora, dark glasses, and Groucho Marx mustache produced him one of the most distinct and recognizable characters in popular music, little is well known concerning the neo-vaudeville crooner Leon Redbone. Throughout his profession, he steadfastly refused to divulge any information regarding his history or …

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Joseph Lamb

Joseph Francis Lamb occupied a distinctive niche in the annals of jazz, among the 3 “fathers of ragtime,” alongside Scott Joplin and Adam Scott — but unlike another two, Lamb was white, and originated from the Northeast (Montclair, NJ, believe it or not), and appears to be an unlikely applicant …

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John Mooney

In the wonderful world of blues critics, guitarist, singer, and songwriter John Mooney is definitely a popular. That’s because he will take all he discovered from traditional Delta bluesmen like Boy House among others and modernizes their stylings while adding his very own exclusive stamp to traditional Delta blues music. …

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Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake had a fairly unique profession. Although his primary importance was being a songwriter for Broadway displays within the 1920s, past due in lifestyle he became referred to as the final living connect to ragtime. Blake often had a colourful life. He had written his initial rag, “The Charleston …

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James V. Monaco

Tin Skillet Alley composer Wayne V. Monaco — occasionally nicknamed “Ragtime Jimmie” — was a multiple Oscar nominee who’s perhaps best kept in mind for “You Produced Me Like You (I Didn’t Wish to accomplish It),” popular for Judy Garland among others. Monaco was created in Genoa, Italy, on January …

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Wally Rose

Wally Rose’s most well-known saving was “Monochrome Rag,” cut using the Yerba Buena Jazz Music group in 1941, among the first ragtime recordings and quite influential in launching a mini-ragtime revival. A significant player within the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA jazz scene from the 1940s and 50s, Wally Rose was …

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Edythe Baker

A talented however now obscure classically trained pianist, Edythe Baker moved to NEW YORK in later 1919 and produced some piano rolls for the Aeolian business during the following six years that ranged from ragtime to melodic pop music of your day (such as for example “Yes Sir, That’s My …

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Rube Bloom

A significant songwriter, Rube Bloom’s roots were in jazz. A self-taught pianist, Bloom in 1919 started functioning as an accompanist in vaudeville. During 1924-31 he documented often in jazz configurations including using the Sioux Town Six, Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra (which highlighted Bix Beiderbecke), Crimson Nichols, Joe Venuti, the Dorsey Brothers …

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