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Thread #151811   Message #3547424
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Aug-13 - 08:42 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pickaninny in closet
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pickaninny in closet
Interesting question, Morwen. Did you read this excerpt from Larry Karp's The King of Ragtime? (hope the link works in all nations)

I think that certain American music of the early 20th century was considered "black," and people harbored some doubt that white people could write music like that.