[Dixielandjazz] Re: Joplin's "Guest Of Honor"

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Apr 14 12:34:10 PDT 2003

>From: "Robert S. Ringwald" <ringwald at calweb.com>
>Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 09:18:46 -0700
>Knocky Parker told me about the time in the early 1940s when he went into
>Harlem & met with Scott Joplin's widow.  She was quite elderly & sitting up
>in bed.  She had a trunk full of Joplin's original works.  Knocky bought a
>couple rags for like a quarter or buck a piece.
>In the trunk he saw an original manuscript of "Guest Of Honor."  He said
>later that he could have kicked himself for not purchasing more, including
>that manuscript.
>Since then that manuscript has disappeared & has never been found.
Bob and others--
    Very interesting, especially since i read somewhere that Knocky could not read music (which i find very hard to believe).  Could he?

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