Hip Hop Rag [Joplin Tribute]

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From the album "Can You Hear Me Now!". Licensed by Sony Entertainment. This is a tribute to Scott Joplin “Fig Leaf Rag”, “The Entertainer”, “Paragon Rag” & “Treemonisha”, Duke Ellington “, Cab Calloway “Hiddy, Hiddy Ho”, Fats Waller “Your Feet’s Too Big” & “This Joint Is Jumpin’”. I was thinking of “Rag Time” and Joplin when I composed this song also for Judith Jameison the last artistic director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. In December 1991 while working for Always Auto Leasing of N.Y., driving for a child welfare contract, I took off to see her debut directorial of the Alvin Ailey Theater. I had purchased second row center balcony seats [$135.00 total] to get a good view of the stage. At the time I was befriended by a case worker who I asked to go…she later stated she would be going with someone else. Funny thing I saw her that night and her seats were way behind mine, on arrival I was told that I had been invited backstage after the show. I also made some guy move out of the other seat I paid for and promptly plopped my coat and belongings down in the empty seat. Sometimes I wonder what went through her mind when after the performance she saw me escorted backstage while she had to leave by the front. Ms. Jameison and most of the Dance Troop signed both playbills for me and it became the highlight of my night. That Christmas Eve the owner and his son [Always Auto Leasing] attacked me at 11:45 AM on McDonald Hwy near McDonald Ave. in Bensonhurst, N.Y. because he owed my $380.00 since September, damaging my back. Today I don’t regret going to the performance, I will remember it the rest of my life. If Ms Jameison is listening I would love a replacement of the Troops autographs so I could frame it properly. contact me: https://www.twine.fm/signin // https://www.twine.fm/signin #audio #Jazz Blues #Nu #Ragtime #Historic

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