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1910s
In 1910, Tin Pan Alley sold $2 billion worth of sheet music.  Ragtime was so popular in Tin Pan Alley that it eventually replaced the ballad as its most marketable song product.

The Blues invaded Tin Pan Alley in 1914, brought there by W.C. Handy, who composed the first commercial blues to be published.  Handy's "St. Louis Blues" became not only an American classic, but one favored abroad.

1915 - Alan Lomax was born in Austin, Texas. In the early 1930s, Alan Lomax and his father, folklorist John A. Lomax, developed the Library of Congress’ Archive of American Folksong.

Storyville was shut down during World War I, sending the Jazz musicians up the Mississippi river in search of employment and spreading Jazz to cities on the river and to Chicago and New York.

The first jazz recordings in history were made in 1917. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band was causing a sensation at a New York night club and Columbia invited the band to record two numbers but decided not to release them. A few weeks later, Victor also recorded the band and released the records known as the first sounds of jazz ever recorded. While the original Dixieland Jazz Band did not invent jazz and wasn’t the best playing at the time, its records helped to make jazz a worldwide phenomenon.

James Reese Europe is cited in books about ragtime and early jazz as the most respected black bandleader of the 'teens', but he should also be recognized among World War I historians because of his musical compositions inspired by wartime experiences, and the achievements of his band known as the 369th U.S. Infantry "Hell Fighters" Band.  

 
Preview Today's Double Feature

This piano began its journey in New York City in the 1890s.
On October 1, 2018 it found its way to me. This is our story.

NOW STREAMING

The Oldest Piano In Town (23:16)

and

The Road To Tomorrow (22:43)

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MY MUSICAL LIFE
By Carl P. McConnell

 



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