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That's Got 'Em!The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman$
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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

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“Pickaninnies,” Ernest Hogan, and A World Tour

“Pickaninnies,” Ernest Hogan, and A World Tour

(p.17) Chapter 3 “Pickaninnies,” Ernest Hogan, and A World Tour
That's Got 'Em!

Mark Berresford

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes Nathaniel Clark Smith, an important African American composer, bandmaster, and the foremost black musical educator of his age; Sweatman’s tenure with the Smith Band from 1895–98 and possibly a period from the summer of 1899 to the late spring of 1900; Smith and his Pickaninny Band’s tour of Australia and the Far East with comedian and composer Ernest Hogan’s troupe in summer 1899; and Sweatman’s move to St. Louis in late 1901, earning a living as a professional musician in a city already bursting with musical talent.

Keywords:   Wilbur C. Sweatman, African American musicians, Nathaniel Clark Smith, Pickaninny Band, Ernest Hogan

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