Long lost by time, here is the original version of W.C. Handy's iconic St Louis Blues as performed by James Reese Europe and his 369th Hellfighter Band. The verses are the familiar standard 12-bar blues,
Swing Along! is an important piece of American musical history. Originally written for a theater production in 1903 this combined Black folk music with classical music techniques. One of the first
Explore the ground-breaking music of Will Marion Cook. "Clorindy", or "The Origin of the Cake Walk" (1898), broke the color barrier on Broadway and won accolades for Cook and lyricist/poet Paul Laurence
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