[Dixielandjazz] Musical Quote

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 21 11:52:21 PST 2005

Check out this question posed in 1916. And here we are worried about Rap
when our great grandparents were worried about Ragtime. Nothing changes,
same old stuff, just a different day.:-) VBG.

Steve Barbone

"Is ragtime a crime? Does it keep the public from buying good music? Would
more songs and piano pieces by MacDowell be bought if there were fewer
compositions by Irving Berlin for sale?" (Musical Courier, 1916)

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