Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
That's Got 'Em!The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mark Berresford

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604730999

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2021

The Ragtime Dinosaur

The Ragtime Dinosaur

(p.132) Chapter 10 The Ragtime Dinosaur
That's Got 'Em!

Mark Berresford

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes Sweatman’s career in the 1920s. Sweatman spent much of the 1920s vacillating between leading large bands with a full complement of featured singers and dancers, and working with a backing trio or quartet. He remained extremely popular with fellow black musicians and performers, not least because of his wide experience in a business that, at that time, was not known for its benevolence to black musicians and performers. Sweatman was working regularly in vaudeville and looking after his music publishing and band contracting interests from his office at 1547 Broadway. This, along with club and radio work with his own band, ensured a full diary.

Keywords:   Wilbur C. Sweatman, African American musicians, career

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.