For all of you to see and admire — more remarkable music from James P. Johnson, the father of the stride piano and so much more. Courtesy of our national museum-attic-consignment shop-marketplace, eBay:
and the second half (obviously a woman of substance, this 1917 MAMA):
And a 1944 composition new to me
And another rarity (I knew MY SWEET HUNK OF TRASH and YOU CAN’T LOSE A BROKEN HEART, but not this):
Here’s some sound to go with the Deco covers — James P.’s virtuosic solo recording of CAPRICE RAG (1943, Blue Note), at a tempo both thrilling and exhausting:
Who knows what other treasures the eBay museum has in store?
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