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James Reese Europe

Posted in African American Interest, Blackface & Minstrelsy, Marches, Music, Ragtime, Vaudeville etc. with tags , on February 22, 2012 by travsd

This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month.

Today is the birthday of a pioneering African American musician James Reese Europe (for my full bio go here). And here he is with his band in 1913  (that trombonist is getting a work-out!):

To find out more about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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