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Jack Mills Modern Folio of Novelty Piano Solos No 3 - ( a Collection: Poor Buttermilk(Zez Confrey); Dove of Love (Clarence Gaskill); Silence 'N Fun (Geo Fairman); Square and Compass (Billy James); Missing Link (Chris Smith); Arm-Breaker (Fred Rose) [ S

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Published by Jack Mills Inc, 1923
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Wraps - SHEET MUSIC clean, clean blue cover with red designs and lettering , no marks - 30pp - the collection includes: Poor Buttermilk(Zez Confrey); Dove of Love (Clarence Gaskill); Silence 'N Fun (Geo Fairman); Square and Compass (Billy James); Missing Link (Chris Smith); Arm-Breaker (Fred Rose) [ Novelty Piano is a genre of piano music that was popular during the 1920's. A successor to ragtime and an outgrowth of the piano roll music of the teens, novelty piano can be considered a pianistic cousin of jazz, which appeared around the same time. Its originators were mostly piano roll artists from the Chicago area, where two of the largest piano roll companies, QRS and Imperial, had their headquarters. It is distinct from stride piano, which was developed in New York at about the same time. The earliest composers of novelty piano were piano roll artists looking to sell piano rolls. These pieces started out as super rags with characteristic breaks, consecutive fourths, and advanced harmonies. The pioneer of this style was Charley Straight, whose compositions were issued on piano roll years before Confrey's novelty hits. Early Charley Straight novelties include S'more, Playmor, Nifty Nonsense, Rufenreddy, and Wild And Wooly. Novelty piano came to the attention of the public in 1921 with the appearance of Zez Confrey's "Kitten on the Keys". The popularity of this piece quickly led to other Confrey works including "Dizzy Fingers" and "Greenwich Witch", and inspired other artists to issue their own novelty pieces. The style remained popular through the end of the decade, at which time big bands were on the rise, player pianos were in decline, and the popularity of jazz continued unabated. Novelty piano slowly succumbed to, or was absorbed into, the new orchestral styles as the piano moved off center stage and took a support role. ]. Bookseller Inventory # 010010.191011sm

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Title: Jack Mills Modern Folio of Novelty Piano ...

Publisher: Jack Mills Inc

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Good

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