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

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Tue Apr 15 01:26:34 PDT 2003

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From: "Dan Augustine" <ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu>
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Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 9:34 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Joplin's "Guest Of Honor"

> >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
> >in bed.  She had a trunk full of Joplin's original works.  Knocky bought
> >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,
> >that manuscript.
> >
> >Since then that manuscript has disappeared & has never been found.
> >
> >Bob
> 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?

I don't know how well Knocky read but I'm sure he could read fairly well.
He put out a double album with everything that Scott Joplin composed.
Pretty hard to do all them tunes if you can't read.

I suspect he could.

mr.wonderful at ringwald.com

>     Dan
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