Black and White Rag

BLACK AND WHITE RAG. According to Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis, They All Played Ragtime, this rag was written in 1908 by George Botsford (1874-1949). Raised in Iowa, Botsford eventually went to Tin Pan Alley. BLACK AND WHITE RAG was his first and biggest syncopated hit and, Iike other rags, was widely circulated among ragtime players and country fiddlers alike.

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