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Tom Turpin scores

Tom Turpin Tom Turpin (1871-1922)
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Thomas Million John Turpin (November 18, 1871 ? August 13, 1922) was an African-American composer of ragtime music. Tom Turpin was born in Savannah, Georgia, a son of John L. Turpin and Lulu Waters Turpin. In his early twenties he opened a saloon in St. Louis, Missouri which became a meeting-place for local pianists and an incubation point for early folk ragtime, such as musician Joe Jordan. Turpin himself is credited with the first published rag by an African-American, his "Harlem Rag" of 1897 (it was composed by 1892...

Most downloaded piece: The Harlem Rag

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