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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

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

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.003.0003

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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