Cum-Bac (1911)
Last updated: 11.04.22
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE243
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Amongst his "Classic Rags", Rudi Blesh considered Cum-Bac Rag together with Blue Goose (1916) to be "near-classic" and a fine rag too it is indeed. Johnson dedicated this rag to a certain Charles M. Smith of Chicago, whose personage is lost to ragtime history as too is the ambiguous spelling of its title and the significance of enigmatic engraving on the front cover of the original sheet music. Cum-Bac Rag was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 100 cpm is suggested.

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