Hardcover, 288 pages, (November 1992).
From Library Journal
This critical edition draws attention to Scott (1885-1938), a ragtime
composer whom some critics rank alongside Scott Joplin. Scott, a highly
talented yet little-known African American musician from southwestern
Missouri, lived during an era of rampant segregation. He encountered all
the usual biases; even bands, ensembles, and concerts were duplicated
for black and white audiences. Nonetheless, Scott pursued a
self-induced crusade of writing music for all people and developed an
elegant compositional style that captured the imagination and
appreciation of a public that otherwise shunned "saloon music."
Structuring delightful folk-based tunes with classic simplicity, Scott
created music that made him a best-selling ragtime composer. The
volume contains Scott's complete works--30 rags, four waltzes, and
four songs--and is illustrated throughout with eye-catching original music
covers. Recommended for large public and academic libraries.
- Kathleen Sparkman, Baylor Univ., Waco, Tex.
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