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Whistling Rufus : a characteristic march which can be used effectively as a two-step, polka or cake-walk

Title
Whistling Rufus : a characteristic march which can be used effectively as a two-step, polka or cake-walk / by Kerry Mills.
Author
Mills, Kerry, 1869-1948,
Publication
  • New York City : F.A. Mills, [1899]
  • ©1899

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Notated musicSupervised useAvailableP.I. (Rag) (Mills. Whistling Rufus. Copy 1)Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Notated musicSupervised useAvailableP.I. (Rag) (Mills. Whistling Rufus. Copy 2)Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Notated musicSupervised useAvailableP.I. (Rag) (Mills. Whistling Rufus. Copy 3)Performing Arts Research Collections - Music

Details

Description
1 score (5 pages); 36 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Caricatures and cartoons.
  • Marches (Music)
  • Music.
  • Popular music.
Note
  • For piano.
  • Caption title.
  • At head of title: Kerry Mills' two step marches.
  • Cover design in white, orange and black includes stereotype caricature of an African American man in fancy dress sitting in a chair playing a guitar and whistling; in the background 5 African American couples are dancing.
  • At head of caption title: "No cake walk given in the Black Belt District in Alabama was considered worth while attending unless 'Whistling Rufus' was engaged to furnish the music. Unlike other musicians, Rufus always performed alone, playing an accompaniment to his whistling on an old guitar, and it was with great pride that he called himself the 'One-man-band.'"
  • Advertising on pages [2], [6-8] includes musical incipits for other F.A. Mills publications.
Call Number
P.I. (Rag) (Mills. Whistling Rufus)
Author
Mills, Kerry, 1869-1948, composer.
Title
Whistling Rufus : a characteristic march which can be used effectively as a two-step, polka or cake-walk / by Kerry Mills.
Publisher
New York City : F.A. Mills, [1899]
Copyright Date
©1899
Type of Content
notated music
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Language
Staff notation.
Local Note
NYPL copy 1 contains stamp of former owner at lower right on cover: A. Bird Smith, Niles O.
NYPL copies 1 and 2 have slightly different colors for cover; copy 3 lacks cover.
Research Call Number
P.I. (Rag) (Mills. Whistling Rufus)
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