The Original Chicago Blues (1915)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: J. White Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 547
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
The Original Chicago Blues is a ragtime/blues mixture much in the Black Midwestern style of William C. Handy's Memphis Blues (1913). Its form is ABBCD with a 4-bar interlude between the A- and BB strains. The A strain is of 24 bars whilst the remainder have the more usually ragtime 16 bars. The cover of the original sheet music shows a happy singing banjo player - not the slightest bit blue and somewhat at odds with the genuine blues character of this piece.
The Original Chicago Blues was published by Frank K. Root and Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 64 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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