[Dixielandjazz] Darktown Strutter's Ball
Robert S. Ringwald
robert at ringwald.com
Mon Mar 14 16:26:17 PST 2005
"puboic" you say? Hmmm.
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Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Darktown Strutter's Ball
> Pam Munter wrote:
>> Anybody out there know the origin of this tune? When was it written
>> and by whom? What's the context?
>> Our band will be playing it in a few weeks and I'd like to tell the
>> audience something about this tune, racist though its lyrics may sound.
>> Thanks very much.
>> -Pam Munter
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> It was among the earliest songs written by Irving Berlin, prior to WW I
> and oe of his most often recorded titles over the years.
> It has long been in puboic domain, but it is a classc of the point where
> ragtime. early jazz and Edwardian era music hall music merged.
> Don Ingle
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