The Darktown Strutters' Ball; words and music by Shelton Brooks. Shelton Brooks.

The Darktown Strutters' Ball; words and music by Shelton Brooks

New York: Leo. Feist, 1917. 3, [1] p.: music; 35 cm. Sheet music for voice and piano. Wrapper printed in orange, blue, and black. Front wrapper illustration: photograph of Ben Davis and drawing of stereotypical Afro-Americans dancing. Illustrator's name represented by rose symbol on front wrapper (Rosebud Studios). Publisher's advertisement on back wrapper in orange and blue for "Four Big Song Hits!" including two World War One-related songs. "Also published for band, orchestra, and male quartette"--p. 2. "This Composition may also be had for your Talking Machine or Player Piano"--p. 2. Feist published this song with the photo of several different performers on the front. In this case, the featured performer, Ben Davis, was probably the vaudeville performer and later composer of popular songs Benny Davis (1895-1979). In Good- Condition: the two leaves are separated; loss of paper at both ends of "spine"; creasing; 3-cm. tear from lower edge in both leaves, without loss; several other smaller tears; "SP" written in pencil at head of front wrapper; otherwise clean. Good -. Item #002429

Price: $35.00

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