andrew.homzy at gmail.com.invalid
Tue Feb 14 16:12:42 PST 2017
While there is argument in favour of Sweatman, many consider his music to be ragtime.
Is Sweatman recognized by any defining jazz history books (Martin Williams, Berendt, Morgenstern, Porter, Gridley, Goia) or anthologies - such as the Smithsonian?
The music of the ODJB is still part of the jazz repertoire - never was with Sweatman.
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2017, at 3:40 PM, Julian Vein <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> I thought it had been established that Wilbur Sweatman's "Down Home
> Rag", recorded for Emerson in December 1916 was the first "jazz" recording?
> Julian Vein
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