By David A. Jasen

ISBN-10: 0415936411

ISBN-13: 9780415936415

Black backside Stomp tells the compelling tales of the lives and occasions of 9 seminal figures in American tune heritage, together with Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton.

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A few dayslater, Blake arrived in the city andfound Cook,who told him that they were going to the G. SchirmerMusic Companyto sell the rag. The amazedmanager offered him a $100 advanceand a contractto publish it, but while the contractwas being prepared,he casuallyquestioneda key changein the rag. Cook exploded,beratinghim for his ignorancein criticizing Blake's artistry and demanding that he apologize. Instead of apologizing, Schindlerwithdrew the offer. " First, Eubie madeit as a hand-playedpiano roll for Ampico in 1917.

A few dayslater, Blake arrived in the city andfound Cook,who told him that they were going to the G. SchirmerMusic Companyto sell the rag. The amazedmanager offered him a $100 advanceand a contractto publish it, but while the contractwas being prepared,he casuallyquestioneda key changein the rag. Cook exploded,beratinghim for his ignorancein criticizing Blake's artistry and demanding that he apologize. Instead of apologizing, Schindlerwithdrew the offer. " First, Eubie madeit as a hand-playedpiano roll for Ampico in 1917.

Knopf Companyissueda book that sparkeda new national interestin ragtime. As the music's elder statesman,Blake becamethe living centerpieceof this revival, and it would keephim busy for the rest of his life. The book was Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis's They All Played Ragtime,and among the information in it was the startling fact that Eubie Blake was still alive. He was an historicalfigure all right, but he was no fragile relic. ) Blake still had the stuff, all right, but no record companywas ready to commit to an album yet.

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